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 The intentions are ambitious and the new Company code strives to more simplification, flexibility, abolition of outdated rules and types of companies and a strong supplementary law.
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.
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.
Over the past weeks, Bénédicte Losdyck has received press coverage at several instances. She co-authored an article in Trends-Tendances on wifi tracking of customer in commercial stores. On top of that, an interview was published by Mediaplanet on the research project Bénédicte is working on at CRIDS (University of Namur).
In Belgium, a professional collaboration between a company and individuals can be set up either through an employment contract or a contract for self-employed. The differences are important and choosing one or antoher create risks that one must well understand and mitigate
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.
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.