Newsflash in the legal expenses insurance world

The law of 22 April 2019 “to make legal expenses insurance more accessible” came into force on 1 September 2019 and should provide better access to justice for the middle classes by allowing them to benefit from a tax reduction when taking out (...)

Published on 11-10-2019 +

UBO registry: the deadline is almost there!

By 30 September 2019, all legal entities under Belgian law must have registered their effective beneficiaries in the UBO register. Failure to comply with this regulation can imply administrative fines up to EUR 50,000. We remind you that the UBO (Ultimate (...)

Published on 06-09-2019 +

CAIRN LEGAL is pleased to announce the arrival of three new partners.

Carole DE RUYT has joined CAIRN LEGAL as of June 1st. Her principal fields of expertise are real estate law, commercial and civil lease, and co-ownership law. She advises entrepreneurs and private individuals, companies, real estate agents and co-ownershi (...)

Published on 12-07-2019 +

Pop-up store lease in the three Régions

Article 3 of the Law of 30 April 1951 on commercial leases provided that the duration of a commercial lease could not last for less than 9 years. However, this long duration, whose primary intent was to protect the lessee and his business, did not exactly (...)

Published on 28-06-2019 +

A revolution in B2B contracts

On 21 March 2019, Parliament adopted a new piece of legislation subjecting business-to-business (B2B) contracts to restrictions similar to those already applying to consumers (B2C). This new piece of legislation will have a significant impact on business (...)

Published on 20-05-2019 +

The new Belgian Company Code has arrived

On 4 April 2019, has been published in the Belgian Official Journal the new Belgian Companies and Associations Code (hereinafter referred to as the “Company code”). Its mottos are flexibility, modernization and simplification. There are now 4 main types o (...)

Published on 09-04-2019 +

UBO-Register: new extension of the registration deadline

The Government has again decided to postpone the ultimate deadline for registrations in the UBO-Register from 31 March 2019 to 30 September 2019. You will recall that the UBO register is an instrument of the FPS Finance, dedicated to providing adequate, a (...)

Published on 11-03-2019 +

When do private individuals become professional sellers ?

The Court of Justice of the European Union (hereinafter ‘CJEU’) has been asked to consider the circumstances in which a private individual selling goods via an online platform is to be treated as a “trader” and should therefore be subject to t (...)

Published on 04-03-2019 +

Undisputed debt collection now applicable to foreign companies

Since October 2018, the undisputed debt collection procedure is also applicable when one of the parties is established in one of the seven European countries whose database of companies has been recognized as equivalent to our Crossroad Bank for Enterpris (...)

Published on 15-01-2019 +

International Comparative Legal Guide to : Telecoms, Media & Internet Laws & Regulations 2019

We are glad to announce you the publication of “The International Comparative Legal Guide to : Telecoms, Media & Internet Laws & Regulations 2019” by Global Legal Group Ltd, London, which aims at providing international practitioners and in-house (...)

Published on 06-12-2018 +

Registration of company service providers

On 29 March 2018, the Law pertaining to the registration of company service providers, last step towards a full transposition into Belgian domestic law of the EU Directive 2015/849 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of m (...)

Published on 28-11-2018 +

Last-minute update regarding the UBO register

The government has decided to postpone the deadline for the provision of accurate details on beneficial owners from 30 November 2018 to 31 March 2019.     The UBO register: the end of anonymity for shareholders Published on September 26, 2018 Th (...)

Published on 02-10-2018 +