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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 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 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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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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The Belgian tax team is pleased to invite you to its seminar on 17 November 2015 on what the 2014 income tax reforms mean for individuals who qualify as non-resident taxpayers in Belgium. During a 1 hour lunch session devoted to this topic, we will highlight the (sometimes substantial) differences, for non-resident taxpayers under the recent and the previous legislation. We will also feature their potential impact on employers’ costs,…...

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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.  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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Regulation of investment vehicles: SICAFI, B-REIT, AIF… To which category do you belong and what are your obligations ? Is it still possible to be “unregulated” ? Investing in real estate paper: is your placement private and unregulated ? Investing in joint ventures: have you considered competition law issues ? Tax treatment of asset deals and shares deals: status quaestionis Speakers: Ariane Brohez, Thomas Chellingsworth, Eveline Hellebuyck and Christophe Laurent…...

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Indexation in question: is the indexation of any type of rent or royalty (e.g. shopping centre, usufruct) always allowed, and on the basis of which index ? New regulations on shopping centres: what steps have been taken by the Regions so far ? Change of land use and building allotment: how to assess the current approved land use and building allotment, do you need a (new) permit, what are the…...

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Loyens & Loeff a le plaisir de vous convier à un séminaire de son département Litigation & Risk Management. Il aura lieu le jeudi 27 novembre 2014 en ses bureaux de Bruxelles, sur l’heure de midi. Les sujets suivants seront traités :  1. Livre X : l’information précontractuelle Le Livre X remplace la loi sur l’information précontractuelle du 19 décembre 2005 et en élargit le champ d’application. Nous ferons le point sur…...

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This seminar will be given in Dutch and French. For more information and to register visit: our Dutch page or our French page [gravityform id="45" name="Employment, Compensation & Benefits, Pensions - 20 November 2014" title="false" description="false"]...

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The topic of this seminar is not yet known and will depend on legal developments. As soon as it is available, you can read about it on this page. Do not hesitate to send an email to information@loyensloeff.com, should you have any questions. As seats are limited, please register as soon as possible. [gravityform id="95" name="Intellectual Property Law 7 October 2014" title="false" description="false"]...

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The AmCham Belgium Young Professional and Human Resources Committees are organizing an exciting panel discussion on “How to Reach the Top in Tomorrow’s Job Market”. The primary purpose of the event is to discuss the current evolution of labor market needs and how these will affect young professionals’ career perspectives in the future. Topics include: - The forces behind labor market changes today and future expectations - What skills are…...

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U wil uw beste werknemers belonen en behouden. Het toekennen van variabele remuneratie is hiervoor een key element. Loon wordt echter al gauw een verworven recht. Kan u dan ook in moeilijke tijden beslissen alsnog geen variabele remuneratie te betalen of toe te kunnen? Welke bijzondere vormen van variabele remuneratie bestaan er en wat zijn precies de gevolgen op het vlak van RSZ en belastingen? En wat met de bonuspensioenplannen:…...

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Pouvoir adjudicateur ou soumissionnaire, vous êtes un jour ou l’autre confronté à la problématique des offres irrégulières (documents manquants, prix anormaux, etc.) dans le cadre de marchés publics. Comment détecter ces irrégularités ? Le pouvoir adjudicateur peut-il ou doit-il interroger les soumissionnaires concernés ? Que peuvent ou doivent répondre ces soumissionnaires ? Quelle influence ont les irrégularités sur l’appréciation des offres ? Nous vous proposons de répondre à ces questions,…...

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The topic of this seminar is not yet known and will depend on legal developments. As soon as it is available, you can read about it on this page. Do not hesitate to send an email to information@loyensloeff.com, should you have any questions. As seats are limited, please register as soon as possible. [gravityform id="89" name="Public Procurement (NL) 20 May 2014" title="false" description="false"]...

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Donderdag 15 mei 2014 van 12u00 tot 13u15 in het kantoor van Loyens & Loeff te Brussel, gratis seminarie met aansluitend een lunch. Dit jaar heeft op het vlak van marktpraktijken opnieuw een omvangrijke en gevarieerde oogst aan rechtspraak opgeleverd. Het nieuwe Wetboek van economisch recht en zijn boek XIV inzake marktprakijken zorgen tevens voor een aantal nieuwigheden. Op dit lunchseminarie bieden wij u de mogelijkheid om uw kennis van…...

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1.     Meldingsverplichtingen voor privépersonen in de aangifte in de personenbelasting In juli 2013 werd een wet gestemd die inwoners van België verplicht om buitenlandse juridische constructies zoals bijvoorbeeld trusts en stichtingen en laag belaste vennootschappen, in de aangifte in de personenbelasting te vermelden. Op 2 april 2014 werd een lijst met te melden stichtingen en vennootschappen gepubliceerd. Vragen zijn wie moet melden, en wat er precies moet gemeld worden, en…...

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Crowdfunding is in the spotlight! No more blue sky. Crowdfunding has increased its name recognition among a broader population. It has become an actual viable and increasingly popular alternative form of financing projects and companies. With a mere click, people directly invest and connect to accessible and tangible projects, adding value to their investment portfolio and the community. Loyens & Loeff and MyMicroInvest are pleased to invite you to a…...

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The decree of the Brussels-Capital Region dated 26 September 2013 entered into force on 9 December 2013 and replaces the decrees of the Brussels-Capital Region dated 12 June and 18 December 2003 abrogated by the Council of State on 15 June 2009. During this seminar, we will describe and analyze the provisions of this new decree from both the tax and legal points of view: Which building permits are subject…...

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Hebt u nood aan een update in distributierecht maar u heeft weinig tijd hiervoor? Loyens & Loeff biedt u daarom de mogelijkheid om tijdens een lunchseminarie uw kennis over dit domein bij te schaven. We spitsen ons, samen met u, toe op de juridische actualiteit hieromtrent. Gedurende iets meer dan een uur, zullen wij de meest markante ontwikkelingen van de voorbije maanden aankaarten en er de mogelijke concrete gevolgen voor…...

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The key is knowing which issues may be at stake when acquiring real estate in Belgium. The objective of due diligence in a real estate transaction is to identify and assess the risks involved.  The allocation of risks during negotiations of a real estate transaction will mainly be influenced by the structure of the purchase (asset or share deal), the identity of the purchaser, the presence of other potential purchasers…...

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This seminar will be given alternately in Dutch and French. If you wish to receive more information about this seminar, do not hesitate to contact us: information@loyensloeff.com [gravityform id="63" name="Employment, Compensation & Benefits 16 January 2014" title="false" description="false"]...

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Dit jaar zijn er in de Belgische rechtspraak inzake intellectueel eigendom opnieuw heel wat nieuwe ontwikkelingen geweest. Loyens & Loeff nodigt u daarom graag uit voor een analyse van de meest markante beslissingen van de voorbije maanden en van de impact die deze beslissingen kunnen hebben op het intellectueel patrimonium van uw onderneming. Programma 12u00 – 12u15 : Onthaal en inleiding door Yves Van Couter 12u15 – 13u00 : Uiteenzettingen…...

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Loyens & Loeff closely follows every change in legislation and we change the timing and content of our seminars accordingly. We therefore recommend you consult our website regularly or join our Loyens & Loeff seminar group on LinkedIn to keep up-to-date with the latest changes. Feel free to register* straightaway. *As seats are limited, we suggest that you subscribe as soon as possible. [gravityform id="34" name="Non profit" title="false"]...

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16 mei 2013 Nieuwigheden op het vlak van marktpraktijken, bevordering van de verkopen en reclame? Overzicht van de recente rechtspraak De juridische actualiteit van de voorbije maanden heeft een omvangrijke rechtspraak voortgebracht met mogelijke gevolgen voor uw bedrijf. Denk maar aan de toegestane verkopen met verlies en hun uitzonderingen, het vervolg van de pre-solden saga, de verscheidene beslissingen betreffende misleidende aanduidingen, slaafse kopie van een product of vergelijkende reclame. Op…...

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How to prepare your company for more severe audits Transfer pricing has become an increasingly hot topic these days. In 2012, the Belgian tax authorities collected over 67 million euros as a result of stricter transfer pricing inspections. Since the beginning of 2013, the special audit team of the Belgian tax authorities on transfer pricing has expanded significantly. Not only multinationals but also SMEs with international operations are now having…...

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  23/04/2013 Het eerste seminarie in de reeks "Actualia 2013" van de praktijkgroep Employment, Pensions, Compensation & Benefits gaat dieper in op het thema van privacy in de arbeidsrelatie, meer bepaald het gebruik van e-mail en internet. Verder worden diverse belangrijke topics geactualiseerd. Programma 13u45         Ontvangst 14u00         Uw controlerecht m.b.t. het gebruik van e-mail & internet •    Mag u controleren? •    Wanneer en wat mag u controleren? •    Het belang…...

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To date, the competences in legal matters related to the real estate sector are distributed between the Federal State and the Regions, and the extensive legislative powers granted to the Regions can give rise to competition between them. During this lunch seminar, the current distribution of these competences and the respective legislative powers of the Federal State and the Regions will be reviewed. We will then present the changes that…...

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Hoe vermijdt u de valkuilen rond uw distributieovereenkomst (agentuur, concessie, franchise of andere)? De juridische vragen omtrent de verschillende distributiestelsels zijn talrijk en kunnen vaak aanleiding geven tot vergissingen met een belangrijke financiële impact tot gevolg. Een precontractueel document niet meegedeeld aan uw franchisehouder en uw franchisecontract kan nietig verklaard worden. Onvoldoende proactief bij het einde van uw contract en u kunt als agent uw rechten op eventuele vergoedingen niet…...

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The EU-Singapore FTA negotiations were concluded during the weekend of 15 December 2012 and the FTA is now expected to be signed in the course of 2013. For the EU, Singapore represents a growing market for exports and investments, but also a crucial link to the wider ASEAN region. The FTA negotiations with Singapore, as well as  the on-going comprehensive negotiations with neighbouring countries like Malaysia, Thailand and Cambodia, mark…...