Dear reader

The summer break has come to an end. As the September newsletter proves, this summer was far from quiet!

We are delighted to inform you that CMS DeBacker now has two new partners. Arnaud Van Oekel is active in the national and international acquisition of businesses and assets. Pierre Slegers becomes the responsible partner for public healthcare law, a practice which covers such diverse domains as social security, public health and even the management of hospitals.

Through the adoption of the laws of 19 July 2012, Parliament contributed to a significant change in the Belgian institutional landscape: the splitting of the judicial district of Brussels-Halle-Vilvoorde and the electoral framework (published in the State Journal on 22 August 2012).

The structures of the European Union are also under pressure from the markets and the urgent financial needs in some member states. Why not look at the rapid transformation of the European Central Bank’s role over the summer?

The environment, and its corollary energy, was also a central concern of decision makers.

The European Commission and Australian authorities’ announcement, this 28 August, of their intention to merge their respective markets for CO2 quotas stands out. Is it the first step towards the global management of a global peril?

In renewable energy, all three Belgian Regions proceeded with a reorganisation, at times extensive, of their green certificate granting schemes.

Finally, please save in your diary the morning of 25 October to attend a CMS DeBacker debate on the real cost of energy – we are expecting well-known speakers.

You will receive an invitation in the coming days with the detailed programme for this event, for which you will be able to register online.

Have an enjoyable read!

Luc Depré
Head of Green Team
September | 2012

Intellectual Property & Technology

> Un créateur de logiciels ne peut s’opposer à la revente de ses licences d’occasion
> Ambush Marketing op de Olympische Spelen 2012

Corporate and M&A

> Le délai de convocation à une assemblée générale
> AISBL vs ASBL: a distinction which is not (necessarily) known

Real Estate & Construction

> La condition suspensive de financement dans les négociations immobilières
> What happens to alteration works carried out by a tenant to his office space, upon the expiry of the lease agreement ?

Environment & Energy

> Eolienne – Conseil d’Etat nos 220.286 – 220.287 – 220.288 – 220.289
> Région de Bruxelles-Capitale – Certificats verts


> Matériel corporel et transplantation
> Een nieuwe wetgeving inzake klinische proeven in zicht ?

Public Procurement & PPP

> Une inégalité entre les soumissionnaires due à un avantage concurrentiel doit être prouvée in concreto
> Commande de médicaments par un CPAS au nom et pour le compte des pensionnaires d’un home

Employment & Pensions

> De aangekondigde strijd tegen schijnzelfstandigheid: bouw-, bewaking-, transport- en schoonmaaksector opgelet!
> Nieuwe regels over de “Europese” vakantie
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