Following the Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1912 of 4 December 2018, four ‘quick fixes’ were introduced regarding the VAT legislation applicable to intra-Community trade. These ‘quick fixes’ are mainly aimed at clarifying and simplifying this legislation and will apply from 1 January 2020. Apart from a simplification with regard to so-called ‘call-off stocks’, the obligation…

The worldwide corona pandemic brings with it unseen scenes, also in the field of the implementation of (international) agreements. Many contracting parties invoke force majeure to justify their failure to fulfil their contractual obligations. However, to what extent is this also legally correct? Contractual framework vs. legislative framework First of all, it is important to…

  On request of VOKA International, Mr. Theo Macours provided his assistance for the ‘Expert International’ program of VOKA, where experts share their international expertise with start-ups as well as with companies already in the acquisition or transition phase. For more information, the website of VOKA can be consulted: www.voka.be/expert-international. Scenario What is the importance of…

The way in which a foreign company can carry out its activities in Belgium can be organised in various different ways. There is a possibility to establish a subsidiary in Belgium, but a foreign company can also choose to establish a branch on Belgian soil. We will discuss both approaches below. Considerations regarding corporate law…

Legalis guides the set-up of THD in Belgium, with thanks to the headquarters in Reggio Emilia (www.thdlab.com).

Legalis has a broad experience in drafting and reviewing non disclosure agreements. Recently Legalis advised on several cases in the chemical industry and the airline industry. References are for obvious reasons only available after specific clearance.

Legalis has successfully completed the launch of Bio-Techne (www.bio-techne.com) in Belgium (sales). With thnaks to the European headquarters in Abingdon