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Belgium implements its own Sunshine Act

The Belgian Sunshine Act set out in Title III, ch. 1 of the Law of 18 December 2016 containing various provisions on health (the Sunshine Act) came into force on...

Written on 13 Jul 2017


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More EU countries complete implementation of the Damages Directive

As we reported in March, most major EU countries have now implemented the EU Damages Directive which establishes common EU rights for cartel victims seeking damages.  This month, more have...

Written on 11 Jul 2017


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Belgium | Individual Tax | French Source Dividends/Tax Credit?

By means of its judgment of 16 June 2017 (F15.0102.N/1), the Belgian Supreme Court seems to have opened the door to a possible reactivation of a Belgian tax credit on...

Written on 10 Jul 2017


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Competition law update | May 2017

Active enforcement continues to be the mantra across the EU competition landscape, with competition authorities across the EU showing no signs of reducing their activity levels, even in areas that...

Written on 26 May 2017


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Posting of workers: on the way to toughening the fight against social dumping and unfair competition…?

The law of 20 December 2016 modified the secondment scheme for workers coming to Belgium on secondment or leaving Belgium to work on secondment elsewhere. The purpose of this law...

Written on 22 May 2017


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E-commerce sector inquiry: Commission publishes its final report

On May 10 2017, the European Commission published its final report on its e-commerce sector enquiry. As we have highlighted in previous updates (see the following links for updates: Competition...

Written on 16 May 2017


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Prospectus Regulation Approved by European Parliament

On 5 April 2017, the proposal for a new Prospectus Regulation was approved by the European Parliament. It is now awaiting final adoption by the Council. The new Prospectus Regulation will replace...

Written on 13 Apr 2017


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The energy industry needs a ‘grand bargain’ on flexibility

The future of European energy depends on flexibility. This calls for a regulatory rethink based on a grand bargain between all players, says Simon Hobday, partner at Osborne Clarke If...

Written on 7 Apr 2017


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The GDPR: 10 things adtech businesses need to know

Insights from Osborne Clarke’s legal experts on the business impact of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation for the online advertising industry. The new General Data Protection Regulation is...

Written on 22 Mar 2017


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