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For effective estate planning at international level, one needs to get an in-depth understanding of a series of legal systems. It is only by comparing the pro’s and con’s of each system that one will be able to take the best informed decision. Given the increased complexity of tax and legal systems and the increased scrutiny of tax authorities, advising private clients becomes an even more delicate matter. With this…...

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Marga Caproni (Counsel) and Stéphanie De Smedt (Sr Associate), both team leaders of the Loyens & Loeff Benelux-wide Privacy & Data Protection Team in Belgium, have published the practical guide ‘Privacy within companies’ with Kluwer.   With the entry into force of the General Data Processing Regulation or GDPR, privacy and data protection can no longer be ignored from the day-to-day activities of both large and small companies in any…...

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Grégoire Jakhian, Mathias Lamberty and Jens de Winne contributed the Belgium Chapter to “The Securities Litigation Review”. For the PDF version of the exclusive chapter, click here . To download the whole book, click here....

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Aude Mahy contributed to the Belgium chapter of “EU-Food Information Regulation 1169/2011. Implementing measures by Member States” a publication of the Food Lawyers Network. To order the book via iTunes, please use this link....

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The aim of this booklet is to high-light the crucial features of doing business in Belgium together with a snapshot of the main tax features. It also gives sufficient background to facilitate communications with tax counsel in Belgium. For the PDF version of this booklet, click here.  ...

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Par son arrêt commenté du 4 juin 2015, la Cour de justice de l'Union européenne s'est prononcée sur les critères à prendre en compte lors de l'examen du caractère potentiellement trompeur de l'étiquetage de denrées alimentaires. La question en jeu était la suivante : l'emballage d'une denrée alimentaire peut-il être considéré comme trompeur quant à sa composition si, indépendamment des divers éléments d'étiquetage (sigles, images, mentions écrites), la liste des…...

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Yves Van Couter, Pieter De Smedt en Filip Pauwels actualiseerden hun artikelsgewijze commentaar bij de Handelsagentuurwet en goten deze in boekvorm. Het resultaat is een gedetailleerde en kritische bespreking van de huidige stand van zaken in de rechtspraak en rechtsleer ter zake. Om meer informatie te lezen en om het boek 'Handelsagentuur' te bestellen, klik hier....

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Stefaan Deckmyn and Wim Vande Velde contributed to the Belgium Investing Chapter of the Private Equity Review, 4th edition. For the PDF version of the exclusive chapter, click here. To download the whole book, click here....

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Yves Van Couter and Stéphanie De Smedt contributed to the book "Law, Politics and Revenue Extraction on Intellectual Property". Prof. Mei-Hsin Wang interviewed Yves Van Couter & Stéphanie De Smedt Book description and order: here...

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Christian Chéruy and Marc Dhaene contributed to the Belgium chapter of the “The Inward Investment & International Taxation Review.” The Inward Investment & International Taxation Review – Belgium Chapter, 5th edition, in Law Business Research, London, 2015, pp. 25-46. For the PDF version of the exclusive chapter, click here To download the whole book, click here...

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C. Docclo, « La démission du législateur », Revue Générale du Contentieux Fiscal, 2014/5, Larcier, pp. 289-304...

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Depuis de nombreuses années, le lien entre nos habitudes alimentaires et notre santé suscite de nombreuses interrogations dans l’esprit du consommateur. Il s’interroge notamment sur les dangers de l’obésité, la composition des aliments ou encore les risques de l’aspartame. Les inquiétudes en matière alimentaire occupant une place de plus en plus importante dans le quotidien du consommateur, des règles très détaillées ont été adoptées au niveau de l’Union européenne. L’ouvrage…...

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Stefaan Deckmyn and Wim Vande Velde contributed to the Belgian chapter of the publication "Private Equity - Jurisdictional comparisons". Private Equity - Jurisdictional Comparisons - Belgium Chapter, 2nd edition, The European Lawyer Reference Series, London, 2014, pp.35-53. For further information, please click here...

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Companies in the food sector operate in an ever more complex and regulated business environment. International companies must cope with different local legal and regulatory regimes when exporting, marketing and advertising their products. To assist them with this, Lexxion has recently published a practical manual “Advertising Food in Europe – A comparative Law Analysis” under the academic coordination of Aude Mahy (Food law expert, attorney-at-law at Loyens & Loeff). This…...

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Dit boek behandelt op extensieve wijze de verschillende aspecten die verbonden zijn aan de regulering van hedge funds. In een eerste deel wordt ingegaan op de vraag wat een hedge fund precies is en hoe een dergelijk beleggingsvehikel kan worden ingepast in de ICB-wetgeving. Vervolgens worden de financieelrechtelijke risico’s geïdentificeerd die traditioneel geacht worden met de activiteiten van hedge funds samen te hangen en wordt nagegaan op welke wijze de…...

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This booklet gives an overview of a broad spectrum of legal and tax aspects related to investing in real estate in Belgium and its purpose is to respond to the increased need for prompt information on these various aspects. It bears witness to the firm’s continued efforts to invest in knowledge and to share that knowledge. The information contained in this booklet will hopefully give you a clearer insight into…...

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This book highlights the main changes of the new technology transfer exemption regime which entered into force on 1 May 2014. It assesses their possible impact on the desired strengthening of future incentives for research and innovation. Companies contemplating engaging in a technology rights transfer / licensing agreement within the European Economic Area (EEA), or having already engaged in licensing within the EEA, will be well advised to assess and…...

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Pdf Version: Private Equity Review Edition 3 Download E-book: TLR e-Book form - Private Equity 3...

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This book sets out the various Belgian tax controversy procedures, starting with the filing of the return, through the checking process by the Belgian Tax Administration, the administrative appeals stages and up to the (criminal) litigation stage. This publication is, above all, pragmatic in its approach. It is designed to identify and explain the cardinal principles of the procedural requirements in tax litigation matters and, most importantly, their opportunities. Please…...

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Geert Bogaert and Stéphanie De Smedt contributed to the Belgian chapter of the Dispute Resolution Review (6th edition). The Dispute Resolution Review (TLR) - Belgium Click here to upload the e-book: The Dispute Resolution 6 - TLR e-Book formThe...

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Hoofdstuk IV_Leveringen en diensten in BTW-handleiding voor advocaten, Larcier, Brussels, 2014...

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On 17 December 2013, Caroline Docclo launched the book she had been the editor of, entitled « Alabaster ». It amounts to a work of the highest academic value and was published by Anthemis to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Groupement belge de l’IFA, Centre d’Étude du Droit fiscal, of which Caroline is one of the former presidents. This 630-page publication brings together 26 contributions from some of the…...

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This publication is the product of a large team. Each is a specialist in the area covered. The purpose of the guide is to respond to the increased need for instant information on various legal aspects of doing business in Belgium. It is a product of the firm’s continued effort to invest in knowledge and to share this result with its clients. The present information hopefully allows for a better…...

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Stefaan Deckmyn and Wim Vande Velde contributed to the Belgian chapter of the Private Equity Review. The Private Equity Review - Belgium Chapter, 3rd edition, Law Business Research, London, 2014, pp.179-192 For further information, please click here...