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 +

The UBO register: the end of anonymity for shareholders

The Royal Decree of 30 July 2018 establishing the operating conditions of the UBO (Ultimate Beneficial Owner) register implements the emergence of an important obligation for companies, A(I)SBL, foundations, fiduciaries and trusts to provide details on th (...)

Published on 26-09-2018 +

New reduction of the termination periods in case of dismissal

The law of March 26, 2018 on, among other things, the strengthening of economic growth, has shortened the notice periods considerably in case of dismissal occurring during the first months of employment. This is the second substantial change since the int (...)

Published on 04-06-2018 +

Brussels regulation of July 27, 2017: the regionalization of the residential lease in motion

We had been expecting it for some time. The regionalization of the Residential Lease has finally arrived in Brussels. In 2014, the second part of the 6th state reform provided for a transfer of jurisdiction from the federal state to the regions concerning (...)

Published on 28-05-2018 +

Henceforth night shifts are authorized for the purpose of e-commerce!

Night work is in principle forbidden in Belgium. An employer may thus in principle not set up working shifts between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Nevertheless, the program act of 25 December 2017 has introduced new processes authorizing Night and Sunday shifts in th (...)

Published on 22-03-2018 +

Virginie SCHOONHEYT becomes partner of CAIRN LEGAL

CAIRN LEGAL is delighted to announce the appointment of Virginie SCHOONHEYT as partner of the firm. Since 2008, Virginie is active as a lawyer in our office and registered at the Brussels Bar (French-speaking Bar Association). Her main area of focus are c (...)

Published on 19-02-2018 +

The International Comparative Legal Guide to : Telecoms, Media & Internet Laws & Regulations 2018

Ladies and Gentlemen, We are glad to announce you the publication of “The International Comparative Legal Guide to : Telecoms, Media & Internet Laws & Regulations 2018” by Global Legal Group Ltd, London, which aims at providing international pract (...)

Published on 19-01-2018 +

November 21, 2017 – Symposium – Legal aspects of collaborative economy

Uber, AirBnb, BlaBlaCar and the other players in collaborative economy are attracting an increasingly larger public. These intermediation platforms of an unprecedented kind are trying to generate profits and their users tend to appreciate the savings made (...)

Published on 06-11-2017 +

The GDPR and the record of processed activities

The new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will enter into force as of 25 May 2018. This new regulations brings numerous changes directly applicable in Belgian law. Companies are subject to important obligations in order to be transparent and enh (...)

Published on 11-09-2017 +

News regarding the recovery of uncontested claims

Since the 2nd of July 2016, an administrative procedure for the recovery of undisputed commercial debts has entered into force. We have already explained the practical details in our newsletter of August 29th, 2016 (see here). It should be remembered that (...)

Published on 29-05-2017 +

A new tool regarding bankruptcy : the Central Solvency Register

On April 1st, 2017, the law creating a Central Solvency Register entered into force. This virtual database includes all data related to Belgian companies which have been declared bankrupt. This should facilitate access to all procedural files regarding ba (...)

Published on 04-04-2017 +

Belgium has about 370,000 long-term disabled workers. The new legislation named « reintegration journey » is meant to allow them to return to work and, if that’s impossible, to permit the end of the employment contract for medical force majeure

All employers have at one point or another been confronted with the long-term illness of an employee and the difficulty of organizing either the resumption of work or the termination of the contract for medical force majeure. The proliferation of legal pr (...)

Published on 21-02-2017 +