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 +

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 +