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1  History of the tax shelter for equity investments in starting companies Since mid-2015, Belgian legislation provides for a very interesting tax incentive for Belgian-resident private individuals who invest in the capital of a Belgian or EEA startup that is less than four years old. The first move was the…...

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Yesterday, on 13 April, a circular letter (Dutch/French) was issued by the Belgian General Tax Administration that puts an end to a discussion that had been going on for some time with respect to the reduced valuation of stock options or warrants granted to persons who use a personal service…...

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Click here to read the Real Estate Quarterly - Q1 2017  or view the document below....

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On May 20, 2015, the fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive was adopted by the European Parliament and the Council. In execution of this European measure, the Belgian government has adopted a preliminary bill on March 31, 2017. This preliminary bill introduces a UBO register in which the ultimate beneficiaries of companies…...

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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…...

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Loyens & Loeff’s Real Estate Team is glad to provide you with this first edition of the booklet “Leases in Belgium”. Leases represent the future return on an investment. A good knowledge of the multiple nuances of Belgian tenancy law and of the impact that other disciplines, ranging from administrative…...

On 22 March 2017, the Belgian Competition Authority (“BCA”) imposed a fine of EUR 5.489.000,00 on Algist Bruggeman NV and its parent companies (“Algist”) for resale price maintenance and for hindering competition from low-price brands of fresh yeast. Algist is Belgium’s largest supplier of yeast products, supplying industrial, semi-artisan and…...

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On 15 March 2017, the European Parliament adopted a codified legislation on official controls, which tightens rules on financial penalties, establishes more and better inspections, and creates a legal framework for the data processed during controls. The new Regulation comes as a response to the horsemeat scandal which hit several…...