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The Royal Decree 4 containing various provisions on co-ownership and corporate and association law in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic was issued on 9 April 2020

All general meetings (ordinary, extraordinary or convened by co-owners) that have not been able to be held or can not be held during the period from March 10 to May 3 are automatically postponed. They must be organized within 5 months of the expiry of thi (...)

Published on 14-04-2020 +

Insolvency: clarification of the rights of the creditor with a general pledge on the present and future receivables of his debtor

In a ruling from 16 January 2020, the Court of Cassation had the opportunity to backtrack on the question of the rights of a creditor who had contractually reserved a general pledge on all of his debtor’s current and future receivables prior to his (...)

Published on 07-04-2020 +

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 +

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 +