CMS | Newsletter | May 2018

CMS Newsletter – May 2018

Dear reader,

I have the great pleasure to announce that Elke Duden joined CMS as a partner in our Employment and Pensions Department as from 1 May 2018.

Elke, an internationally renowned specialist in pensions and employment law, will continue the practice of Jef Degrauwe, who will be retiring after a career of more than 40 years. We thank Jef for the countless contributions to the firm.

Before joining CMS, Elke was Counsel at Linklaters, where over a period of more than 20 years she acquired a considerable reputation in the areas of individual employment and collective labour laws, with a focus on pensions law.

With her arrival, the Employment and Pensions Department at CMS in Brussels and Antwerp, will consist of 13 lawyers, including 3 partners.

Elke can be contacted at, telephone +32 2 743 69 30.

In this newsletter, we are pleased to bring you the latest legal news, on retail and consumer products, banking and finance, real estate, competition and employment law. Please also check out our upcoming seminars and webinars in the News section below.

With the many legislative reforms currently ongoing, in areas such as tax, corporate, insolvency, real estate and civil law, we are committed to keeping you updated on each subject matter through our newsletter and other channels.

We hope you have an enjoyable read.

Kind regards,

Tom Heremans
Managing Partner

CMS News

Upcoming seminars:

29 May 2018:



Lunch marchés publics: Les modifications en cours de marché | Lunch Overheidsopdrachten: Wijzigingen tijdens de uitvoering van de opdracht (FR/NL), CMS Brussels

12 June 2018:



Competition Webinar: are you prepared in case of a dawn raid by the competition authorities? (EN)

Retail & Consumer Products

• Concert and festival ticket prices not to rise this summer
In April, the commercial court of Brussels rendered a decision in a case brought by 33 ...
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• Reselling tickets for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia is risky
At the European Cup Final at the Heysel Stadium in Brussels in May 1985, 39 people were...
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Banking & Finance

• MLD5 refines regulatory view of virtual currencies
The proposed Directive amending the fourth anti-money laundering Directive (“MLD5...
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Real Estate & Construction

• Vers un cadre juridique clair en matière de propriété verticale?
Le projet de réforme du droit des biens devrait mettre un terme à l&rsquo...
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• Résiliation anticipée de commun accord d’un bail commercial en Wallonie: l’intervention du Juge de paix ou d’un notaire passe à la trappe
De nombreux auteurs ont commenté le décret wallon du 15 mars 2018 relatif...
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Competition & EU

• European Commission’s formal investigation into a public loan to Alitalia
On 23 April 2018, the European Commission announced the opening of a formal investigati...
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• Priorities of the Belgian Competition Authority for 2018
On 27 April 2018, the Belgian Competition Authority issued a document setting out its p...
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• Betaalt u te veel voor een glas wijn?
De Franse mededingingsautoriteit heeft een wijnsyndicaat "Syndicat Gén&eacu...
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Employment & Pensions

• Starter jobs: les jeunes travailleurs coûteront moins cher à partir de juillet!
En vue de promouvoir l’emploi des jeunes, la loi du 26 mars 2018 relative au renf...
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