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The Belgian Federal Parliament recently adopted a law introducing a (revised) annual tax on securities accounts. This tax on securities account 2.0 has a very broad scope and gives rise to many practical questions.
During this presentation, our speakers will provide a general overview and share some insights on selected topical issues, including among others:
“Parties’ obligations”; “force majeure and hardship”; “indemnity”; “termination”; “non-compete”; “dispute resolution and governing law”; etc. These clauses may seem familiar, but they create a number of pitfalls and raise some points for attention, all the more so in an international context and in light of recent legal developments, such as the adoption of the B2B legislation and Brexit.
During this interactive session, our speakers will shed light on these issues and share practical do’s and don’ts to keep in mind when drafting or reviewing (international) contracts.
Nele Van Kerrebroeck
While the obligation to set up a whistleblowing mechanism at company level currently only exists for financial institutions and the public sector in Belgium, the EU whistleblowing Directive (due to be transposed by 17 December 2021) provides for (amongst others) the general obligation for companies with at least 50 employees to set up an internal whistleblowing reporting channel and minimum standards for the protection of persons reporting on breaches. As a result, whistleblowing has gained increasing attention both at national and EU level and companies may need to prepare setting up such internal reporting channels.
This Learning Hub Session will cover the current legislative framework on whistleblowing in Belgium and the impact of the EU Whistleblowing Directive, as well as the key elements to be taken into consideration when implementing a whistleblowing policy, including GDPR considerations and sanction and protection mechanisms that may be triggered.
How to avoid pitfalls when dealing with global regulatory requirements in M&A deals in the Funds, PE and Real Estate sectors?
M&A deals in the Funds, PE and Real Estate sectors increasingly encounter specific challenges and prospects with respect to global merger control, foreign investment and, potentially, foreign subsidies regulations in Europe. In particular due to the large-scale roll-out of country-specific foreign investment regimes across Europe, the regulatory landscape for investments in healthcare and infrastructure sectors is increasingly complex. During this session, our antitrust & foreign investment lawyers will provide insights and market experience on the key issues and their implications for Funds, PE and Real Estate clients.
Throughout our LLH series, we have explored a wide range of topics. If you were unable to attend the sessions or simply wish to revisit them, please feel free to explore the videos below.