CMS | Newsletter | April 2016

CMS Newsletter – April 2016

Dear reader,

As always, we are pleased to bring you the latest legal news, and from now on in a new layout.

We would like to draw your special attention to the CMS Real Estate Campus 2016, a series of three training sessions especially tailored for young real estate professionals seeking to sharpen their legal and tax expertise. Following the stages of a typical real estate project, the programme will focus on Development (12 May 2016), Asset Management (9 June 2016) and Sale (22 September 2016). For registration and more programme details, click here. Don’t wait too long : there are only a few seats left ! We are looking forward to welcoming you to our Real Estate Campus!

Have an enjoyable read,

Tom Heremans

CMS News


           Global Guide to Data Breach Notifications 2016

Several CMS offices, including CMS in Belgium, contributed to The World Law Group Global Guide to Data Breach Notifications, 2016. This Global Guide provides the essential information every organization needs to know when facing a data breach in one or more countries. Produced by the WLG's Privacy & Data Protection Group, this guide provides summaries of relevant law, data breach reporting requirements, contact information for relevant data protection authorities and more, currently for 60 countries worldwide.

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Global Guide to Data Breach Notifications 2016

Retail & Consumer Products

• According to Advocate General, obligation to draw up invoices exclusively in Dutch infringes EU law
In last week's Opinion, the Advocate General concluded that the obligation to draw ...
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Intellectual Property & Technology

• Geen merkinbreuk door voormalig erkende garagehouder bij internetadvertenties waarin garage nog steeds samen met merk wordt genoemd ondanks inspanningen van garage om advertenties te verwijderen
Vorige maand heeft het Hof van Justitie van de EU (HJEU) een interessante praktische pr...
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Banking & Finance

• Regulation banning the distribution of certain non-conventional financial products validated by Belgian courts
Through a judgement handed down on 4 March 2016, the Belgian Council of State (the &ldq...
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Corporate and M&A

• A new Belgian Company Code before the end of the year?
At the request of our Minister of Justice, Koen Geens, a group of company law lawyers h...
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Competition & EU

• Ryanair challenges Commission Decision on Nîmes Airport before EU General Court
Ryanair and its marketing subsidiary, Airport Marketing Services ("AMS"), lod...
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• Acquisition of minority shareholdings is off the DG COMP’s table
The Commission is likely to abandon the proposed merger control reform that would place...
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• Belgian Competition Authority approves partial acquisition by Kinepolis of Utopolis cinemas
On 25 March 2016, the Competition College of the Belgian Competition Authority (“...
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Employment & Pensions

• Mutual agreement prevails over (appealable) judgment
The Supreme Court ruled in a decision of 18 January 2016 that when a judgment is still ...
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• Belgium implements Solvency II but fails to remove unlawful eligible assets restrictions
Upon implementing Solvency II into local legislation, Belgian lawmakers recast the exis...
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