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A recent unanimous decision by the court of Appeal of England on the interpretation of a parent guarantee has caused quite a stir in shipbuilding and project industry.
Simont Braun
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the provisions of the Companies and Associations Code on the functioning of corporate bodies have proved to be too restrictive, particularly with regard to the remote organisation of ...
As of 1 December 2020, a new legal framework of mandatory rules on prohibited unfair terms in business-to-business (B2B) contracts will enter into force in Belgium. We summarize below the main features,....
A Royal Decree N°4 has been adopted and published in the Belgian Official State Gazette on 9 April 2020 (the Royal Decree) with the aim to address the various questions which arise...
Creating share classes allows a company to distinguish the rights of its shareholders.
TMF Group BV
The mandatory provisions of the code have applied since 1 January 2020, but there is still some confusion among companies incorporated in Belgium.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
On April 16, 2020, Belgium adopted the law transposing the Shareholder Rights Directive II ("SRD II Law"), almost one year after the ultimate transposition deadline of the directive.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
For many companies, 2020 will turn out to be drastically different than expected. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is still hard to predict, but there is no doubt that a number of companies...
Jones Day
Belgium's Transposing Law, which amends, in particular, the Belgian Code of Companies and Associations ("BCCA"), contains a series of measures to enhance corporate transparency and engagement of shareholders.
Many enterprises in various sectors are suffering due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus),...
The employer's solidarity contribution on company cars - based on the CO2 emission of a company car - has been in place since 1 January 2005.
The ongoing global coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak is significantly impacting international business and cross-border commercial operations
One of the key issues to be addressed in M&A transactions is the determination of the purchase price when signing of the share purchase agreement ("SPA") ...
On 4 October 2019, a Belgian legislative proposal implementing the Shareholders' Rights Directive II (SRDII)1, was submitted to the Chamber of Representatives
European Union
lus Laboris
The European Union is moving forward with plans to implement rules on sustainable corporate governance...
CMS Law-Now
On 4 March 2021, the Court of Justice of the EU confirmed the legality of the Commission's decision to qualify the tax regime of four Spanish professional football clubs as incompatible State aid.
McDermott Will & Emery
The European Commission wants to be able to block or conditionally approve transactions, mainly in the digital economy and in the pharmaceutical sector, even when the thresholds for notification...
McDermott Will & Emery
Foreign subsidies have had an unfair and distortive impact in the European Union. State-backed foreign companies have, according to the EU, benefited from an unfair advantage when acquiring EU targets or...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
A recent tax ruling of the Belgian tax authority (the Tax Ruling) confirms that a transfer of the registered seat of a company from the United States ...
Hogan Lovells
In a recent decision, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice recognised the English law schemes of arrangement of the Syncreon group under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act, RSC 1985, c C-36
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