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Towards a New Belgian Company Code


Belgian corporate law is envisaging a new challenge: a new company code will be launched. The objective is to render Belgian company law more attractive for Belgian and foreign entrepreneurs conducting business in- and outside Belgian territory by only retaining four legal forms: the partnership, the private limited liability company, the public limited liability company and the co-operative company with limited liability.  The intentions are ambitious and the new Company code strives to more simplification, flexibility, abolition of outdated rules and types of companies and a strong supplementary law.

The European Commission proposes new e-commerce rules to help consumers and companies reach full benefit of Single Market.


On 25 May 2016, the European Commission has presented a package of measures to allow consumers and companies to buy and sell products and services online more easily and confidently across the European Union. Hereby, you will find an overview of these legislative proposals.

Unemployed people in ‘cohousing’ have the right to unemployment benefits as 'singles'


Last week, Sita Vanbinst received broad press coverage. She authored an article in The Juristenkrant, a Belgian legal journal, on the unemployment benefits of a cohabitant in a cohousing. Because of its apparent impact on society as a whole, it was picked up by several newspapers. The article covers the context and the practical consequences of a recent decision rendered by the Brussels labor court. It held that a job-seeker living in a cohousing can apply for unemployment benefits as a “single” instead of a “cohabitant”, in absence of solidarity between the cohabitants.

Seminar “collaboration agreements” @ Universiteit Antwerpen - 11/12/2015


On 11 December 2015, Emmanuel Wauters will be speaking at the University of Antwerp (Center for Professionalization in Law). During this seminar, the different possibilities to set up collaboration agreements between service providers and clients (agreements with self-employed service providers, posting of employees, etc.) will be discussed from a social-legal perspective. The seminar will be followed by a workshop.

Seminars on posting of employees & temporary workers @ Legi-Law, 2/10/2015


On 2 October 2015, Emmanuel Wauters will give two seminars on the legislation on “posting of employees” and “temporary work”, which has undergone in-depth modifications during the last 2-3 years.

These seminars will be given at “Salon Legi-Law”, which is the first fair in Belgium dedicated to legal professionals.

More detailed information can be found on the following website: www.legi-law.be

News from the Belgian legal landscape: a new law firm is launched under the name Crosslaw.


Brussels, September 21th, 2015 – Today’s lawyers must adapt themselves, listen to their clients and offer them tailor-made solutions. With around 15 lawyers divided over its offices in Brussels and Kortrijk, this new law firm meets the current needs of the Belgian and foreign economic players by concluding a real partnership which exceeds the mere legal aspects.


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