CMS | Newsletter | February 2017

CMS Newsletter – February 2017

Dear Reader,

As always, we are pleased to bring you the latest legal developments with this edition of our monthly newsletter, which contains updates on employment, competition and state aid, corporate law, data protection and Luxembourg law.

Please also check out the seminars we are organizing in March in our Brussels and Antwerp office.

We hope you have an enjoyable read.

Tom Heremans
Managing Partner

CMS News

Upcoming Seminars:

7 March 2017 -  Antwerp:
De omgevingsvergunning: Vlaanderen kiest voor een ‘permis unique’ – opleiding met focus op de vastgoedsector (NL)

9 March 2017 - Antwerp:
Waardering van ondernemingen & pricing clausules (NL)

20 March 2017 -  Brussels:
Public procurement lunch: Tout ce que vous ne savez pas encore sur la loi du 17 juin 2016 relative aux marchés publics (FR/NL)

21 March 2017 - Brussels:
De omgevingsvergunning: Vlaanderen kiest voor een ‘permis unique’ - opleiding met focus op het milieuluik (NL)

Intellectual Property & Technology

• Does Trump’s Executive Order threaten EU-US data transfers?
On January 25th 2017 US President Donald J. Trump adopted an Executive Order titled &ld...
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Corporate and M&A

• Belgian audit reform
The Belgian Act of 7 December 2016 regarding the organization and supervision of statut...
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Competition & EU

• Belgian Competition Authority’s guide on collusion between undertakings in public procurement
On 31 January 2017, the Belgian Competition Authority published a guide for contracting...
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• European Commission’s green light to the acquisition of Alere by Abbott Laboratories, subject to conditions
On 25 January 2017, the European Commission approved the acquisition of Alere by Abbott...
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• European Commission calls for transport infrastructure proposals
On 8 February 2017, the European Commission launched a call for proposals in order to s...
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• New European Commission decisions in Lübeck airport case
On 21 December 2016, the Court of Justice of the EU confirmed the General Court Judgmen...
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• Revealing the existence of a cartel can make a big difference: Johnson Controls avoids a EUR 38.5million fine
On 8 February 2017, the Commission adopted a cartel matter decision in the car battery ...
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Employment & Pensions

• Collaborative economy: new legal framework enters into full force on 1 March 2017
On 1 July 2016, Belgium became one of the first European countries to pass legislation ...
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• New CSSF Circular 17/650 widens the application of AML/TF legislation to certain primary tax offences
The Luxembourg law of 23 December 2016 on the 2017 tax reform (the TRL) extends the mon...
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• The simplified private limited liability company - S.à r.l.-S goes live!
The legal regime governing a simplified private limited liability company (hereinafter ...
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• New regulation comes into force supporting creation of a European bank account preservation order procedure
The new regulation n°655/2014 supporting the creation of a European bank account pr...
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• A new circular on intra-group financing activities performed by Luxembourg companies
Introduction The Luxembourg tax authorities (“LTA”) have released circ...
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