This edition of the CMS DeBacker newsletter is the last one of this year's first semester. We will take a little break during July and August and come back to you in September with a special edition highlighting the tax and legal developments of the summer period. 



CMS DeBacker wins "Trends Gazelles" ranking

We are proud to announce that CMS DeBacker has been selected by Trends, Belgium's leading business weekly, among the top 50 fastest growing SMEs in Brussels ( Please find the overview of all listed firms.


10th anniversary of CMS

On 5 and 6 June 2009, the CMS Partners' Annual Meeting took place in La Hulpe. More than 300 partners from all CMS European offices were present. This year's edition was the occasion to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the CMS organisation and recognise the many achievements made by all the member firms.

CMS DeBacker hires new Corporate Finance partner

Vincent Dirckx is joining the firm this month as a partner. With a strong Corporate Finance and Anglo-Saxon background, he will further raise the firm's M&A profile.


June | 2009

Intellectual Property & Technology

> The Brussels Court of Appeals provides guidance to parties who want to proceed with an ex party counterfeit seizure
> La Cour d'Appel de Bruxelles statue sur la question des AdWords de Google

Banking & Finance

> La réponse européenne à la crise
> Mise en place de ratio stress test pour les banques

Insolvency & Restructuring

> Feu vert de la Commission européenne pour les aides belges et luxembourgeoises en faveur de Fortis
> Loi de relance économique: plans de stock options

Environment & Energy

> Clean and energy savers road vehicles: New Directive applied at mid June 2009
> Demande d'enquête européenne suite à l'achat de SPE par EDF

Competition & EU

> European fine of 1,06 billion on Intel for abuse of dominant position
> Autorisation de la Commission européenne du nouveau régime flamand de garanties : une piste pour les deux autres Régions ?

Public Procurement & PPP

> Réviseurs en Région wallonne
> De weging van de gunningscriteria en de subgunningscriteria

Employment & Pensions

> Risques aggravés : top 100 des entreprises à risque en matière de sécurité
> Mesures anti-crise : adoption d'un second paquet de mesures (temporaires) en matière d'emploi
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