Dear Reader,
 
In this issue, besides articles related to retail and competition law, we have focused on criminal law, viewed from different perspectives such as employment, corporate and public law. Recent cases unfortunately demonstrate the significant consequences of underestimating this specific aspect of legislation. This leads us to stress the importance of integrating criminal law risks in any risk management strategy.
 
Risk management is often seen as an iceberg. Although the cliché is simple, the image is potent. People usually “see” those aspects relating to their own fields, leaving many key issues unseen. On the other hand, no entrepreneurial project can succeed without a certain amount of risk. As lawyers, we may help you to identify, minimize or reduce those risks.
 
We have decided to shed some light on these issues by dedicating our second “Wallifornia” event, to be held at the end of June, to risk management. You will find a copy of our report on these issues on our website from 28 June.
 
Have an enjoyable read.
 
Managing Partner
 
June | 2011

Retail & Consumer Products

> Het Hof van Beroep te Antwerpen sprak zich onlangs kritisch uit over een zoveelse anti-piraterijactie van de Business Software Alliance
> Nouvelle Directive concernant la lutte contre le retard de paiement dans les transactions commerciales


Corporate and M&A

> L’obligation de convoquer l’Assemblée Générale
> Le non-respect des conditions d’octroi de dividendes constitue une infraction pénale


Competition & EU

> The Commission confirms unannounced inspections in the shipping and engine sector
> Enquête sur un cartel dans le secteur du voyage


Public Procurement & PPP

> Conséquences d'une condamnation pénale sur la participation à des marchés publics
> Les ententes en matière de marchés publics


Employment & Pensions

> Het sociaal strafrecht - eindelijk gecodificeerd
> Code Pénal Social et Sécurité au Travail: du changement en matière de sanctions!

 

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