Dear reader,

We are pleased to send you the first issue of our new firm-wide newsletter due to be published on a monthly basis.

In the wake of our "Winds of Change" programme, the goal is to keep you abreast of recent legal and tax developments in the various areas where our firm has recognised expertise.

We hope you'll enjoy the reading. Any suggestion is welcome!

CMS DEBACKER NEWS:


1. CMS DeBacker hires a new partner to strengthen its Tax practice

On 1st April 2009, Lievin De Wulf, a Tax specialist, joined CMS DeBacker. This new partner appointment reinforces the growing position of CMS DeBacker in the Belgian legal and tax market. "The appointment of Lievin recognises his professional success and, after the recent appointment of Corporate Finance partner Carl Dotremont, further raises the firm's profile on the Flemish market", says Stanislas van Wassenhove, Managing Partner of CMS DeBacker.

2. Belgian Legal Awards: CMS DeBacker wins 'Best law firm to work for' award 

An impressive jury of leaders from various industries selected the firm, noting its excellent working atmosphere (consistent during significant change), professional HR function, clear values for career progression, training, internal communication and involvement of associates in business development.

 
April | 2009

Intellectual Property & Technology

> Full reimbursement of ADR costs in .be domain name disputes
> De verkoper op afstand mag de kredietkaart gegevens vragen van de koper-consument vóór de verzakingstermijn


Insolvency & Restructuring

> Gerechtelijk akkoord: kan een schuldeiser ontsnappen aan de toepassing van het herstelplan?
> Liquidation: Approbation accélérée du plan de répartition de l'actif à Bruxelles


Real Estate & Construction

> Why not investing in the UK ?
> L'état fédéral à l'épreuve de la générosité


Environment & Energy

> Nouvelle ordonnance bruxelloise 'sols pollués'
> Latest news in EC competition law and energy markets


Competition & EU

> Aides d'Etat
> Concentrations


Public Procurement & PPP

> Modification du contrat - Notion de passation de marché et ouverture à la concurrence
> Travaux complémentaires - Interruption liée aux travaux simultanés - Pas de circonstance raisonnablement imprévisible


Employment & Pensions

> Réglementer les 'golden parachutes' : où en sommes-nous ?
> Tax free incentives in times of crisis


Tax & Estate Planning

> Cobelfret vs. Etat belge - L'incompatibilité du régime des revenus définitivement taxés avec la Directive mère-filiale

 

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