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An essential legal and tax programme for the food sector In 10 monthly classes you will receive in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of EU, Belgian, Dutch and Luxembourg food law as well as other legal and tax matters that impact the food sector. Each class will last half a day and will focus on the theoretical framework and its practical application. The programme is prepared and presented by members of the…...

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Our colleagues Marga Caproni (Counsel) and Stéphanie De Smedt(Associate) at Loyens & Loeff Belgium will be speaking at the M&D Seminar regarding ‘Data protection/GDPR ’ on Thrusday 7 December from 09.30 to 17.00 at the Waerboom in Groot-Bijgaarden. Have a look at the full program via the M&D Seminars website. If you have any questions, you can always contact them. More information on www.loyensloeff.com/gdpr....

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Busy weeks ahead for the International Trade Team which will be acting as speaker and expert in a number of exciting events in trade controls, customs and VAT ! Meet us at: 7 November 2017: Annual Global Trade Controls 2017 Conference London 9 - 10 November 2017: International Customs Conference Düsseldorf 13 November 2017: Loyens & Loeff Harbour Seminar Rotterdam – Brexit Roundtable 16 November 2017: Voluntary Food Information (Loyens &…...

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Our colleagues Marga Caproni (Counsel) and Kris De Schutter (Partner) of the Loyens & Loeff Employment & Benefits Team will be speaking at the M&D Seminar regarding 'Remuneration Techniques anno 2018' on Friday 8 December from 13.30 to 17.30 in Hotel Van der Valk in Beveren. Have a look at the full program via the M&D Seminars website. If you have any questions, you can always contact them. More information on the topic…...

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Belgium and the Netherlands. Two friendly neighbours who greet each other daily and share the best they have to offer: chocolate, beer, cheese and waffles. What is more, Belgium is one of the most important export markets for the Netherlands and Belgium is one of the largest investors in the Netherlands. Despite all of this, cross-border employment remains a complex issue. The differences between both countries are substantial, especially in the areas of labour…...

Major reforms of the corporate law and the tax law, including VAT, have been announced. During our next Real Estate Seminar, you will learn about what expected changes will mean for your business. The topics of this seminar will be the following: Corporate law reform: introduction of the “flex and capital-free” BV, future of the ordinary partnership and the partnership limited by shares, multiple voting rights, capital protection rules and dividend distribution,…...

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We are delighted to announce the first edition of the International Customs Conference in Düsseldorf. Bert Gevers (Partner, International Trade) is the co-founder and scientific coordinator of this conference which aims to provide a platform for those who are dealing with customs and trade at a high professional level. Internationally renowned speakers from the European Commission, judiciary, the customs administration, industry, academic and research institutions and legal consultancy will share…...

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Our colleague Bert Gevers (Partner, International Trade & Indirect Tax Brussels) has been invited to lead a workshop on VAT for the financial sector hosted by the Febelfin Academy. Febelfin Academy is a professional development institute that offers tailormade education for the financial service industry. Information on the full programme can be found via this link (in Dutch). Feel free to contact Bert if you have any questions with respect to…...

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We are proud to announce our keynote speaker  Mr Dominique Dussard. Mr Dussard has over 25 years of international experience with governance, compliance and behavioural and risk management, serving as Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer of global chemical company Solvay. Mr Dussard is the founder and Managing Partner of GLC Consulting, where he supports organisations and their leaders in implementing their strategy. He focuses on behavioural…...

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We are very pleased to announce our involvement in the VBO/ICC Belgium seminar on CETA to be held in Brussels on 25 September 2017. The seminar will kick off with a high-level introduction by the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders, the Canadian Ambassador to Belgium H.E. Olivier Nicoloff and the Deputy Director-General of the European Commission's DG Trade, Mauro Petriccione. After the introdution three…...

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On 5, 11 & 25 October the Family Owned Business & Private Wealth team organises 3 seminars for intermediaries on the latest developments in Family Owned Business & Private Wealth. The seminars will focus on the current developments in Belgium, the Netherlands & Switzerland. Each seminar will cover a different content, with focus on local and relevant international developments. Thursday 5 October - Amsterdam - Loyens & Loeff - in Dutch Topics: Beleggingsvermogen in (personen)vennootschappen Wednesday 11…...

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On 18-20 september 2017, Bert Gevers (Partner Brussels) will take part as legal expert and lecturer where  he will chair workshops on toll manufacturing and customs. Through in total 17 interactive workshops, renowned VAT experts from all over the world will discuss various issues arising in the day-to-day business as well as best practices. The workshops will be led by experienced trainers from leading firms specialising in indirect taxation. The event is…...

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Our VAT experts Trudy Perié, Bart Heijnen, Thierry Charon and Bert Gevers will join the discussions on the state of VAT at the International VAT Conference in Tegernsee (Germany) on 29 & 30 June. Representatives of the EU Commission, the European Court of Justice, national tax authorities and industry will tackle current hot topics like Managing Big Data & VAT, E-commerce and recent trends in the jurisprudence of the European…...

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This seminar for intermediaries will focus on the introduction of a UBO-register in Belgium, the Netherlands & Luxembourg pursuant to the 4th EU Anti Money Laundering Directive. The seminar will address the challenges that private clients in these jurisdictions will be faced with, but shall also cover options (including Switzerland) that clients still have to protect their privacy. The seminars given in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg will have the same…...

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On 31 May 2017, Caroline Docclo will chair the FEB / VBO annual seminar “The implementation of BEPS measures aimed at tax treaties by the Multilateral Instrument”. She will also talk about the changes to the definition of permanent establishment. Click here to view the programme....

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On Thursday 8 June 2017 the Loyens & Loeff Belgium's Tax and IP teams jointly organise the seminar: The new Belgian Innovation Income Deduction:  How to get the most out of it? In order to guide you through the essential characteristics of the new Innovation Income Deduction  (IID) and the fundamental changes compared to the old Patent Innovation Income Deduction (PID), Loyens & Loeff’s tax and IP teams are joining…...

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On 19 (London), 20 (the Hague) and 21 June (Brussels) Bert Gevers and Gerard Kreijen of our International Trade Team will speak on the latest developments and critical issues in EU and US export controls and economic sanctions. We are honored to welcome Mrs. Adjoa Linzy, senior enforcement officer at OFAC, as a keynote speaker for the events. She will join the discussions with our experts and leading industry compliance professionals.…...

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Our colleagues Gerard Kreijen and Jochen Vankerckhoven will speak on the current state of EU/US economic sanctions at the NT Iran Logistics Seminar on 5 May at PortHouse Antwerp. Click here to view the programme.  ...

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On Tuesday 25 April 2017, the Belgian Real Estate team organises its third seminar of 2017.   The topics of this seminar will be: European Directives and their implementation in Belgium: ATAD and SAAR under the Parent/Subsidiary Directive MLI provisions on share deals Update on application Belgian GAAR to real estate transactions Transfer of split ownership Analysis of the proposal for a tax reform Speakers: Ariane Brohez and Christophe Laurent Programme 11.45…...

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On Thursday 23 March, the Belgian Real Estate team organises its second seminar of 2017. Given its central location in Europe, proximity to the North Sea and the presence of well-equipped ports and other infrastructure, Belgium is an important pole of attraction for investors in logistic properties. In particular, due to the success of e-commerce, the proportion of logistic assets has significantly increased over the last few years. Reasons are…...

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Real Estate Seminar - News from the Regions: zoning and lease On Tuesday 21 February 2017 the Belgian Real Estate team organises its first seminar of 2017. Topics will be: The special law of 6 January 2014 concerning the 6th State Reform, which entered into force on 1 July 2014, transferred the legislative competences regarding commercial lease, residential lease and agricultural lease to the Regions. Which initiatives have the Regions already taken in these matters?…...

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This seminar will be given in Dutch and in French....

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Loyens & Loeff Real Estate Team shall organise the following lunch-seminars in 2017, in our offices, from 12:00 to 2:00. 21 February 2017: News from the Regions – Zoning and lease Speakers: Lien Bellinck, Martin Manzanera and Jasper Verberckmoes 23 March 2017: Investing in logistics Speakers: Christophe Laurent, France Vlassembrouck and Jasper Verberckmoes 25 April 2017: ATAD, BEPS, GAAR, MLI, SAAR and proposal for a corporate tax reform – Impact on the real estate sector Speakers: Ariane…...

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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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Kris De Schutter (counsel, Brussels) and Danaïs Fol (associate, Brussels) spoke about "Het opstellen van het remuneratiebeleid" at ‘Gouvernance des (ré)assureurs’,  a seminar organised by CREO which took place on 14 November. For more information about the programme, click here...

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Aude Mahy (counsel, Brussels) will speak about the origin of food products and future obligations with respect to labelling at 'La journée de l'Origine' in Paris, a seminar organised by Foodalim taking place on 22 November. For more information about the programme, click here  ...

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On 8 November, Stéphanie De Smedt (associate, Brussels) will participate as a panelist in a  session on “Cyber Insurance – Advantages And Disadvantages” at the LawTech Europe Congress in Brussels.  The Law Tech Europe Congress is a platform for discussion, networking and learning with respect to the legal and tech challenges faced by professionals in law and technology today.  For more information, please go to the LawTech Europe website...

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Please join us for a discussion of significant trends and considerations for employers regarding the privacy and protection of employee records, both within Europe and globally. Loyens & Loeff and a panel of other law firms from Europe, North and South America, and Asia will share their views and practical advice on: The impact of the changing privacy and political landscape in Europe, including Brexit, GDPR and the US-EU privacy…...

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On 4-6 October 2016, Bert Gevers (Partner Brussels) will take part as legal expert in the VAT Expert Academy conference in Düsseldorf. He will inter alia chair a workshop on the effects of the new Union Customs Code for VAT and co-chair a workshop on VAT for the energy sector. Through in total 13 interactive workshops, VAT experts from all over the world will discuss various issues arising in the…...

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On 29 September 2016, our expert Aude Mahy will talk about 'Food Labeling in European Commercial and Food Law'. Webinar begins at 1pm EST/ 7 pm CET FLI Webinar Series 2016...

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The Belgian Real Estate team is pleased to invite you to its seminar: New real estate investment fund and update IFRS Specialised investment fund in real estate (FIIS / GVBF): regulatory, tax and accounting aspects, opportunities offered by this new investment vehicle, comparison Update IFRS: IFRS 10 to 12 (consolidation), IFRS 15 (revenue recognition), IFRS 16 (lease) and IAS 40 (investment properties) Speakers: Ariane Brohez and Yvan Stempnierwsky * *…...

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The Belgian Real Estate team is pleased to invite you to their seminar: Do’s and don’ts in joint venture, forward funding and forward commitment Allocation of profit and loss, put & call options, deadlock situations, change of control clauses and duration of a shareholders’ agreement. Interrelation acquisition and financing, control and acceptance procedure, escrow related to the works’ costs, change orders and modification procedures, construction liability Speakers: Christophe Laurent and Wim…...

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The Belgian Real Estate team is pleased to invite you to this year’s series of seminars. The topics will be: 26 January 2016 : Town-planning infringements When do we speak about ‘town planning infringement’? Practical examples and review of the categories of infringements. Which sanctions are applicable ? What is market practice ? Focus on the latest case law. Town planning infringements and asset deals: may the discovery of an…...

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Graag nodigen de Fiscale Praktijkgroep en de Praktijkgroep Arbeidsrecht, Loonheffingen en Werknemersvoorzieningen u uit op een seminar inzake de wetgevende maatregelen in het kader van de “tax shift” en op het vlak van aanvullende pensioenen  op 2 februari 2016. Programma 13.30u : Ontvangst 14.00u : Module 1 : Personenbelasting • de invoering van de speculatietaks en de verhoging van de roerende voorheffing; en • de wijzigingen in de personenbelasting inzake belastingvrije sommen,…...

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De sociale verkiezingen staan voor de deur. De draaiboeken liggen klaar (of niet). Maar tussen de formele milestones & het eventueel voorziene stappenplan, zijn er steeds valkuilen en tal van onvoorziene situaties die tussen de mazen van het net vallen. Graag delen wij met u onze expertise & strategisch advies terzake. Wij nodigen u uit om u tijdens een praktisch lunchseminar op woensdag 2 december 2015 in onze kantoren, te…...

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Loyens & Loeff is pleased to announce the Lexxion seminar on “Origin Labelling in the Food Sector: A 360° Review” which will take place on 3 December 2015 in Brussels. This unique seminar has been conceived and put together by Loyens & Loeff under the auspices of Lexxion. Take advantage of this opportunity to get first-hand insight into this complex and fast developing subject. You will also be able to…...

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Wij zijn verheugd u te kunnen uitnodigen op ons seminar “De Europese Erfrechtverordening – eye openers en kansen”. Het seminar zal worden gehouden op dinsdag 8 december 2015 vanaf 16 uur in Flinckheuvel te ’s Gravenwezel (Schilde). De volgende onderwerpen worden besproken: 1.     De impact van de nieuwe Europese Erfrechtverordening 2.     De verschillen tussen het Belgisch en het Nederlands erfrecht 3.     De ontwikkelingen inzake erfbelasting 4.     Het levenstestament 1.     De…...

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It is with great pleasure that we invite you to our first Automotive event on 27 October at 16h in the impressive and historic surroundings of Autoworld. On the occasion of the official launch of our Automotive Team, we are organising this event under the theme of innovation. In three short presentations we will guide you through the legal and tax implications of the recent and upcoming developments in the…...

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1.  Le régime de transparence fiscale instauré par la taxe Caïman belge pour des constructions juridiques étrangères     Un régime de transparence fiscale pour les constructions juridiques étrangères telles que les trusts, les fondations et les sociétés faiblement ou non-imposées a été introduit en droit belge le 10 août dernier. Ce régime est entré en vigueur avec effet rétroactif au 1er janvier 2015. Les contribuables concernés (“fondateurs” ou “tiers bénéficiaires”) sont…...

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1.  Transparence fiscale des constructions juridiques étrangères (Nicolas Bertrand, Counsel) Le gouvernement Michel a l’intention d’introduire un régime de transparence fiscale pour les constructions juridiques étrangères telles que les trusts, les fondations et les sociétés faiblement ou non-imposées. Ce régime sera applicable avec effet rétroactif au 1er janvier 2015. Les contribuables concernés (“fondateurs” ou “bénéficiaires autres”) seront imposés sur les revenus perçus par la construction juridique étrangère, comme s’ils les…...

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Gelijk of niet: het eenheidsstatuut doorgelicht (Kris De Schutter, Senior Associate, Employment law) De bom onder het Belgische arbeidsrecht werd opgelost, zo stond in juli in alle kranten. De harmonisatie van statuten van arbeiders en bedienden zou verdwijnen. Opzegtermijnen, vakantie en de gekende carensdag zijn geregeld. Andere zaken, zoals bijvoorbeeld aanvullende pensioenen, nog niet. Vraag is ook of wat werd geregeld tot echte harmonisering leidt en wie de kost draagt.…...

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Comment rémunérer les gérant(e)s d'entreprise, les indépendant(e)s, les cadres supérieurs et les salarié(e)s de manière fiscalement intéressante ? Quelles sont les hausses de salaires encore autorisées ? Un salaire flexible comme alternative ? Les voitures de société deviennent de plus en plus coûteuses, ou quand-même pas (?) et comment vous y prendre ? Voici un aperçu complet des diverses techniques. Programme et formulaire d'inscription...

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Loyens & Loeff et Galilei vous invitent à un séminaire organisé le mardi 21 avril 2015. A cette occasion, Louis-Hubert Pacco et Cédric Naud assisteront Pascale Van houte, certified coach et expert en matière de "bien être" et Jean Philippe Mulders, expert en gestion de stress et burn-out. Partant de cas pratiques, les conférenciers analyseront avec vous les défis et obstacles auxquels ont été confrontées les entreprises et les initiatives…...

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The course aims at providing participants with an up to date knowledge about the latest developments in food information law. Many new rules have been initiated by the Food Information to Consumers Regulation (FIC) 1169/2011, which in December 2014 took the place of Directive 2000/13 on Labelling, Advertising and the Presentation of foodstuffs. Among the speakers, Aude Mahy (our Food & Beverages Law expert) will present a topic about “Misleading…...

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During this 2-day course, food law novices and junior practitioners will get the chance to learn and immediately apply the essentials of EU Food Law. High-profile lecturers from industry and private practice, will familiarise the audience with the ins and outs of health & nutrition claims and food information law. Thanks to the highly practical workshops based on real-life scenarios, participants will be able – under the close supervision of lecturers –…...

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Liquidatiereserve: opportuniteit of valkuil? Marc Dhaene De Programmawet van 19 december 2014 heeft de zogenaamde ‘liquidatiereserve’ ingevoerd. Deze nieuwe regeling voorziet voor KMO’s de mogelijkheid om onder bepaalde voorwaarden een bijzondere reserve aan te leggen die bij een latere uitkering kan genieten van een fiscaal gunstige behandeling. Met name kan deze tegen een verlaagd tarief worden uitgekeerd als dividend en wordt ze zelfs vrijgesteld van roerende voorheffing bij liquidatie. Met…...