JD Supra Belgium
- JD Supra
- Publication date:
- White & Case LLP (30)
- Dentons (30)
- Allen & Overy LLP (17)
- McGuireWoods LLP (13)
- Jones Day (10)
- Dechert LLP (9)
- Hogan Lovells (6)
- Kelley Drye & Warren LLP (5)
- Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (4)
- Fox Rothschild LLP (4)
- K&L Gates LLP (3)
- MERITAS - Law Firms Worldwide (3)
- McDermott Will & Emery (3)
- Littler (3)
- Planet Depos, LLC (2)
- Alston & Bird (2)
- Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (2)
- Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP (1)
- Bennett Jones LLP (1)
- Latham & Watkins LLP (1)
- Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider (1)
- Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP (1)
- COVID-19: Force Majeure and Hardship in Belgian B2B Contracts
In the light of the current COVID-19 crisis, the performance of certain business contracts can become challenging or even impossible. Numerous companies see themselves forced to renegotiate, adjust and, in worst-case scenarios, terminate their business contracts in the light of the exceptional circumstances they currently face.
- Competition Authority Merger Filing Status During COVID-19
As governments around the world work to stem the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, merger control authorities in jurisdictions around the globe are adapting their operations and procedures.
- Belgium temporarily bans the making available and use of rapid COVID-19 IVD self-tests
The Belgian competent authority (FAGG/AFMPS) has banned the supply and use of rapid diagnostic self-tests for the coronavirus (COVID-19) for six months. The purpose of the ban is to avoid misinterpretations of negative results generated from use of the tests.
- Covid-19 coronavirus: hardship and force majeure – a Belgian analysis
The rapid and global spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus and the resultant governmental strategies are having an increasingly disruptive effect on our daily lives, and also on global supply chains, including in Belgium. Disruption means a potential breach of contractual obligations and delays in performance, and raises the question of who assumes the risk of contractual non-performance caused by this crisis. Please see full article below for more information.
- COVID-19: Can Directors’ and Shareholders’ Meetings Be Held Remotely in Belgium?
With the spread of COVID-19, governments and companies everywhere are faced with hitherto unseen challenges. Measures are being taken everywhere to contain the pandemic and to discourage gatherings of people.
- Belgian AFMPS latest guidance in the context of COVID-19 outbreak
The Belgian Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AFMPS) released a series of guidance and recommendations over the last few days in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Belgium: how to deal with the partial lockdown until 3 April 2020?
On 12 March, the Belgian government imposed additional social distancing measures to limit further outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). These measures apply as of 13 March at midnight and apply through 3 April. Although schools are not closed, there will be no in-class sessions.
- Addressing HR impact of the coronavirus outbreak following new government measures in Belgium
On 12 March 2020, the Belgian government announced further measures, effective as from 14 March 2020 up until 3 April 2020 (but potentially subject to extension), in order to combat the COVID-19 outbreak (also referred to as new coronavirus outbreak and novel coronavirus outbreak).
- What to do in case of business disruption due to COVID-19? (Belgium)
Many enterprises in various sectors are suffering due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus), which has disrupted their business through non-performance of contractual obligations, supply chain disruption, postponed or cancelled business trips, absent employees, etc.
- Belgium: Public Health And Data Privacy Are Not Incompatible
Coronavirus and GDPR – the Belgian authority weighs in: •Public health is paramount and prevention and the right to privacy are not incompatible. •Follow the instructions of the competent authorities so that all measures taken are proportionate...
- This Past Quarter’s Notable, International Employment Law Changes And What To Look For Down the Road: Belgium
On January 1, 2014, new dismissal rules under Belgian law took effect. These changes will require a complete review of your company’s Belgian employment contracts and policies. The following is a short summary of the main changes....
- General Court Rules on Relationship Between “Standard” and Settlement Cartel Procedures for First Time
General Court confirms Commission could impose higher fine during standard procedure than range proposed during settlement discussions. Summary - On 20 May 2015 the General Court (GC) dismissed the Roullier group’s (Roullier) appeal against the...
- Brussels Regulatory Brief: April
Antitrust and competition - A welcome limitation on the investigatory powers of the Commission when requesting information from companies - On 10 March 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) set aside an information request decision of the European Commission ...
- Belgian Financial Regulator's Tightening of Investor Protection Against Unfair Contract Terms
On 6 February 2017, Belgium's financial regulator (Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority ("FSMA")) moved to fortify the protection of investors, publishing a position paper ("Position Paper") on the application of Belgium's rules on unfair contract terms ("Rules&q...
- More flexibility for employers in Belgium in 2018: Profit Bonus and E-Commerce
A new bill, the so-called Programme Act of 25 December 2017, introduces as from 1 January 2018 a series a new legislative initiatives in Belgium which offer more flexibility for employers. 1. Tax friendly profit sharing for employees - One of the most important measures is the ...
- Belgium: The Ultimate Beneficial Owner Register Effective 31 October 2018
Do you own more than 25 percent of the voting rights or share capital of a company? Do you have control over a company in any other way? Are you perhaps a senior managing officer within a company? Be aware that, from 31 October onward, you might have to register certain data to the General Treasury ...
- Obligatory UBO registration delayed yet again
The Belgian Minister of Finance, Alexander De Croo, announced that the deadline for the obligatory registration of Belgian entities in the Ultimate Beneficial Owner (UBO) register will be postponed until September 30, 2019 (before it was March 31, 2019). This delay is due to uncertainties regarding ...
- Belgian Data Protection Authority Weighs In On DPOs Deleting Data Subjects’ Personal Data
The Belgian Data Protection Authority holds that a Data Protection Officer (DPO) may not himself/herself delete personal information of a data subject. Doing so constitutes a violation of the General Data Protection Regulation’s prohibition of conflicts of interest for the DPO (Article...
- The state of play of RPM enforcement and policy in Europe
On October 24, Dentons held a web-streamed roundtable discussion on the state of play of resale price maintenance (RPM) enforcement and policy in Europe....
- Belgian Class Actions - The Final Stretch
The Belgian collective redress act (hereafter the Collective Redress Act) was signed into law just before the Easter break on 27 March 2014 and is expected to enter into force in the next couple of months (a royal decree should set forth the effective date shortly)....