Dear Reader,

All of us have suffered in the past of problems caused by traffic and last week’s numerous traffic jams have hit a lot of employers by causing employees to arrive (hours) late at work or even not showing up. The direct and indirect damage of this is enormous: BECI has evaluated the economic cost of traffic jams in and around Brussels at 511millions EUR per year. Belgian employment law provides with (partial) solutions to this with, amongst other, homework, teleworking and flexible working hours. However, practice shows us that few are the employers who have introduced these schemes in their company, mostly because they ignore their existence.

Informing you about recent legal developments, that is precisely what we aim by sending you our monthly newsletter. In this edition, you will find our enlightenments of hot topics such as the assessment of e-commerce practices and its consequences, the awaited positive impact of accountants on the number of bankruptcies, the possessory lien and abuse of right and much more.

Have an enjoyable read!

Mike De Leersnyder
Partner – Head of Employment

October | 2013

Retail & Consumer Products

> De economische inspectie licht de e-commerce door
> La loi sur les pratiques du marché insérée le nouveau Code de droit économique

Insolvency & Restructuring

> Uitbreiding van het toepassingsgebied ratione personae van de WCO naar landbouwers – who’s next?
> Vers une diminution du nombre de faillites grâce aux comptables ?

Real Estate & Construction

> Property finance – Modification for hotel financings
> La loi du 11 février 2013 organisant la profession d’agent immobilier est entrée en vigueur le 1er septembre 2013


> Overheidsopdrachten in ziekenhuizen, niets nieuws onder de zon ?
> Les marchés publics de produits de santé – à quel prix ?

Public Procurement & PPP

> Overheidsopdrachten in ziekenhuizen, niets nieuws onder de zon?
> Les marchés publics de produits de santé – à quel prix ?


> Europees octrooi met eenheidswerking
> Unmet medical needs - nouvelles règles de remboursement annoncées


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