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Suspension and termination of contractual obligations due to force majeure (COVID-19)

Do the COVID-19 outbreak and the restrictions that result from it allow for the suspension of obligations or the cancellation of a contract due to force majeure?  There is no universal concept of force majeure. Therefore, whether or not a contracting part (...)

Published on 26-03-2020 +

Vacature Brussel – Advocatenkantoor CAIRN LEGAL werft advocaat-stagiair of jonge advocaat-medewerker aan (m/v)

CAIRN LEGAL is een Brussels tweetalig kantoor dat een vijftiental advocaten telt. Zij richt haar diensten voornamelijk op de KMO’s in nationale of internationale context. Ze biedt haar cliënten onder meer in de volgende rechtsgebieden een volledige dienst (...)

Published on 21-02-2020 +

Companies and Associations Code: the double distribution test

One of the most significant changes in the new Companies and Associations Code (abbreviated “CSA” for “Code des Sociétés et des Associations” in French and “WVV” for Wetboek van Vennootschappen en Vereiningen” in Dutch) is the abolition of the minimum cap (...)

Published on 21-02-2020 +

Participation of Carole DE RUYT at two seminars in the coming weeks

CAIRNLEGAL is pleased to announce the participation of Carole DE RUYT at two seminars in the coming weeks. The first will deal with the legal aspects of shared rentals in its civil, fiscal and urban planning aspects. Mr. De Ruyt will detail the various ci (...)

Published on 17-01-2020 +

Invoices from Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) must be paid within a maximum of 60 days

The law of 28 May 2019 amending the law of 2 August 2002 concerning the fight against late payment in commercial transactions was published in the Belgian Official Gazette on October 29, 2019. This law, based on what has been put in place in the Netherlan (...)

Published on 12-12-2019 +

New publication requirements in the Belgian Official Gazette

On 11 September 2019, Mr Paul DHAYER, the new president of the Brussels French-speaking Enterprise Court, issued a memorandum containing new prerequisites for any publication in the Belgian Official Gazette. The goal is to make sure that the documents dep (...)

Published on 21-11-2019 +

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 +