How to succeed in the Belgium market and avoiding difficulties

In many articles where experts present their country and services through various topics in their comfort zone, one often finds that it is about tax benefits, social benefits, subsidies and so on, and always for prosperous companies that must be able to allocate their profits as profitably as possible after the lowest possible taxation of […]

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Belgium: Donation of a business at a reduced rate

The energy and time that an entrepreneur dedicates to developing their company will generally result in an increase in its value. This value will constitute an asset of their estate and will generate in some countries a significant tax burden in case of death. Belgium differs from other countries by the low taxation of donations […]

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Belgium: driving innovation from within the heart of Europe

A welcoming investment climate Belgium has a long-standing tradition of welcoming foreign investment. Its strategic location, state-of-the-art transport infrastructure, highly productive and skilled workforce and many government incentives (e.g. attractive tax regime and subsidies) are just few of its selling points and secure its reputation as a centre of knowledge and innovation. Belgium has established […]

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IR Global – Meet the Members – BENELUX

September 2021

For international businesses looking to gain a foothold in Europe, the Benelux countries – Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg – provide the perfect place to establish operations, with comprehensive infrastructure, […]

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COMPTAFID: Located in the heart of Europe

Belgium is known to the world as the country of choice for its quality of life and high level of prosperity. Located in the heart of Europe, surrounded by the cities of Paris, London, Amsterdam, Bonn and Luxembourg, Brussels (capital of Belgium) has a lot to offer. A high degree of prosperity also has a […]

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PROCEDURAL ISSUES IN INVESTIGATIONS BY COMPETITION AUTHORITIES: PRACTICAL APPLICATION BY THE BELGIAN COMPETITION AUTHORITY IN ITS CAUDALIE DECISION

On 6 May 2021, the Belgian Competition Authority (“BCA”) issued its decision against Caudalie and fined it for imposing resale prices upon and limiting the active and passive sales of its distributors. Next to the decision’s substantial assessment of the competition law infringements, the BCA also addressed two procedural issues raised concerning the BCA Prosecutor […]

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION PUBLISHES DRAFT REVISED VERTICAL BLOCK EXEMPTION REGULATION AND VERTICAL GUIDELINES

On 9 July 2021, the European Commission (“Commission”) published a draft version of its revised Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and the related Vertical Guidelines. The Commission’s current Vertical Block Exemption Regulation No 330/2010 of 20 April 2010 (“VBER”) and the Commission’s Guidelines on Vertical Restraints ( “VG”) will expire on 31 May 2022, and the […]

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Nuisances compensation for small undertakings

Since the 6th State reform, the 3 Regions have become competent to compensate self-employed workers, who suffer from public works nuisances[1]. That said, the previous federal rule  has been repealed by the 3 Regions[2]. Obviously, the conditions for granting as well as the amount of the compensation will rely on the undertaking’s geopgraphical position.  The […]

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IR Global Insights: Working smart, surviving and thriving

August 2021

When Covid-19 first surged across continents, most companies had to mothball projects, downsize and quickly review their costs, supply chains, sales strategy and customer relationships. US-based Danny Cortenraede, managing partner […]

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Phishing: the new burglary in 2021?

34,000,000 euros.1 That is the total amount that phishers were able to steal in the year 2020. What is phishing and how do these cybercriminals operate? Will I get my money back if I am scammed and how do I recognize fake emails? An overview. Phishing? Phishing is a form of cybercrime in which the […]

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Technology Sourcing

The Belgian chapter to International Comparative Legal Guides – Technology Sourcing 2021, 1st edition, 14 July 2021 The guide ICLG – Technology Sourcing Laws and Regulations, which is divided into Question and Answer Chapters by country, covers common issues in technology sourcing, including issues relating to procurement processes, dispute resolution procedures, intellectual property rights, data […]

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