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On 10 November 2016, Brussels Court of Appeal (the “Court”) annulled the decision of the Belgian Competition Authority (“BCA”) to impose a fine of more than € 37 million on bpost for abuse of dominance. The Court held that BCA’s decision breached the fundamental human rights principle of ne bis…...

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The full set of regulations relating to the Specialised Real Estate Investment Fund (fonds d’investissement immobilier spécialisé / gespecialiseerde vastgoedbeleggingsfonds) has now been approved and published. Click here to read more in this respect....

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On 26 October 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union has rendered a decision (case C-195/15) on the interpretation of “rights in rem” under article 5 of the Insolvency Regulation (Regulation 1346/2000). Meanwhile, this provision has been replaced by Article 8 of Regulation 2015/848, which will come into…...

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This publication is only available in French....

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Employment law experts Kris De Schutter (Counsel) and Marga Caproni (Counsel) have contributed an opinion paper on the proposed salary exchange for pension entitled 'Loon inruilen voor pensioen? Goed idee' in De Standaard, published on 8 November 2016. To access the article, go to destandaard.be...

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Privacy advocacy group Digital Rights Ireland is challenging the EU-US “Privacy Shield” (allowing for EU-US data transfers based on self-certification by US companies) before the EU’s General Court, accusing it of failing to provide sufficient guarantees to ensure adequate data protection. 1                 Background – invalidation of the EU-US “Safe Harbour”…...

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A Data Protection Lunch & Learn will be hosted by Loyens & Loeff on 8 December. During an interactive Q&A-style seminar, Marga Caproni and Stéphanie De Smedt will answer privacy/data protection related questions submitted by participants via a registration form. Interested? Contact marga.caproni@loyensloeff.com or Stephanie.De.Smedt@loyensloeff.com to find out more.  ...

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On Tuesday 25 October we held our 2016 edition of the now well-known Law Games, and we can say it was a success! 26 motivated students showed their courage and came to our office to participate in this competition. After a warm welcome with more information about L&L and then a brief…...