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Loyens & Loeff provides legal and fiscal services to companies that do business in Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg and Switzerland. There are a large number of French companies among its clients, and Loyens & Loeff has opened offices in Paris to better meet their needs. It is also the only law firm in Benelux that has a structured organization in the French market. Click here to read more about the article. Article published in "Les cahiers Échanges Internationaux - ICC France- Belgique"…...

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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 sector.   However, privacy and data protection are so much…...

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On 22 December 2017, the Belgian parliament approved the corporate income tax reform act of 25 December 2017 that includes a reduction of the corporate income tax rate, a minimum effective tax rate, a reform of the holding regime and a tax consolidation regime. The income tax reform act was published in the Belgian Official Gazette on 29 December 2017. Other measures which are introduced via the programme act of 25 December 2017 (approved on 21 December 2017), include a…...

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Our early year tax seminar, an event for professionals dealing with domestic and international tax matters. We will guide you through the major developments impacting your business and address a series of hot topics including, among others: Corporate tax reform Interest limitation rule Digital economy Substance requirements New developments in transfer pricing Dawn raids Taxation of share capital reductions Taxation of securities accounts Date: Tuesday 6 February 2018 Time: 1pm - 6pm Location: Loyens & Loeff - Rue Neerveldstraat 101-103, 1200…...

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Dear Reader, This quarterly newsletter aims to keep you informed about the main legal and tax items of the past and coming year in relation to your business. We hope this will be useful to you. Best wishes for 2018 and we will be happy to welcome you at our annual Real Estate seminars or to meet you at MIPIM. Download your own copy in PDF format, or view the document below....

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On 22 December 2017, the Belgian VAT authorities published circular letter 2017/C/91 which aims to provide additional guidance on the VAT status of public bodies when performing certain economic activities. Instead of outlining general principles, the VAT authorities tackle 24 specific situations which can trigger VAT issues for municipalities & social service departments (OCMW / CPAS) and their respective suppliers and ‘customers’. The situations include Q&A like: Should a municipality be considered as a VAT taxable person when it: puts…...

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With the implementation date of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) around the corner, 2017 has certainly been an eventful year within the field of data protection and privacy. This Data Protection and Privacy Update will fully update you on the various relevant guidelines the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) has provided throughout 2017. We will also provide you with a brief summary of the relevant developments in all our four home markets. Lastly, we would like to wish you…...

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