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Healthcare Newsflash: A general and absolute prohibition of any advertising relating to the provision of oral and dental care services is contrary to the EU law
  • Loyens & Loeff
  • Belgium, European Union
  • May 19 2017

In a recently delivered judgment in Case C-33915, the Court of Justice of the European Union found that the Belgian legislation prohibiting in

Use of Employee E-mails in Dismissal Cases: Look Before You Leap!
  • NautaDutilh
  • Belgium, European Union
  • December 20 2016

Despite the emergence of new communication platforms, email remains the preferred means of communication within most companies. In this regard

Commission endorses restructuring and asset relief package for KBC
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Belgium, European Union
  • December 31 2009

On 18 November 2009, the Commission approved a restructuring and asset relief package for KBC under the EC State aid rules.

ECJ to rule on copyrights regarding the transmission of TV signals via satellites
  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
  • Belgium, European Union
  • November 11 2009

The Brussels Court of Appeal referred its questions regarding copyrights related to the transmission of TV signals via satellites to the European Court of Justice.

Commission requests Belgium and the UK to implement transparency directive
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom, Belgium, European Union
  • July 1 2009

The Commission has addressed formal requests under the EC Treaty infringements procedure to Belgium and the United Kingdom requiring them to communicate the measures that are aimed at implementing the Commission Directive 200581EC amending the Directive on the transparency of financial relations between Member States and public undertakings.

New communications from the CBFA
  • NautaDutilh
  • Belgium
  • June 10 2009

Pursuant to the Act of 17 December 2008, published in the Belgian State Gazette on 29 December 2008 (the "Act"), companies listed on a regulated market in Belgium (Euronext Brussels) and regulated financial institutions (i.e., credit institutions, insurance companies, investment companies and collective investment undertakings) have been required to set up an audit committee since 8 January 2009.

Commission approves additional aid measures from Belgium and Luxemburg for Fortis
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Luxembourg, Belgium, European Union
  • May 19 2009

The European Commission has approved under EC Treaty State aid rules additional aid measures from the Belgian and Luxembourg States stemming from amendments of the agreement between Fortis Holding, BNP Paribas, Fortis Bank and the Belgian and Luxemburg authorities.

Commission opens in-depth investigation into restructuring of Dexia and authorises certain urgent measures
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Luxembourg, Belgium, European Union, France
  • March 16 2009

The European Commission has started an in-depth investigation under EC Treaty State aid rules to establish whether the restructuring plan for the Dexia group will restore the group's long-term viability.

Belgian Supreme Court introduces concept of reasonable expectation of privacy
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • Belgium
  • December 15 2008

On September 9, 2008, the Belgian Supreme Court (Court de Cassation), ruling in a criminal case, interpreted the secrecy of electronic communications in light of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights and Article 17 of UN International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (Right to Privacy).

Association of Interior Architects condemned but not fined
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Belgium
  • October 27 2008

The investigation was started following a complaint that was made further to a dispute between an interior architect and one of its customers in 2006.