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On 17 May 2017, the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) has ruled that the Belgian fairness tax is not fully in accordance with EU law. In particular the ECJ finds that the fairness tax partially violates Article 4 of the Parent-Subsidiary directive (PSD) and can violate the freedom…...

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From 18 April until 5 May 2017, Loyens & Loeff carried out a survey in order to better understand how companies are preparing for the entry into force of the EU General Data Protection Regulation “GDPR”, applicable as from May 25, 2018. Thanks to the great response that we received, we…...

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In a recently delivered judgment in Case C-339/15, the Court of Justice of the European Union found that the Belgian legislation prohibiting in strict and absolute terms any advertising with regard to the provision of oral and dental care services is incompatible with the EU law. The case concerned a…...

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This publication is only available in Dutch.  ...

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In een arrest van 5 mei jl. bevestigt het Hof van Cassatie dat een A.O.W.-uitkering slechts kwalificeert als een in België belastbaar pensioen indien en in de mate dat er een band is met een beroepswerkzaamheid. Wie in België woont en een A.O.W.-uitkering geniet, kan in België enkel verzocht worden…...

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Last weekend’s cyber-attack has caused significant technical and operational problems worldwide. And while the main issue in these cases is of course IT-security, such attack also gives rise to important legal / data protection issues that should not be neglected. What is everyone talking about? Over the past weekend, IT-systems…...

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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…...

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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…...