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Private copy levy system: how do recent developments in Spain compare with other EU jurisdictions?

In a judgment given on 10 November 2016, the Spanish Supreme Court annulled the existing private copy levy system which replaced the previous “fee” system on all suitable devices. We...

Written on 9 Mar 2017

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BELGIUM/ Corporate tax: New improved IP tax regime: the Innovation Income Deduction

On 20 February 2017, the Belgian Official Gazette published the law of 9 February 2017 introducing the Innovation Income Deduction. This is the improved Belgian IP tax regime, which has...

Written on 22 Feb 2017

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Belgian anti-bribery laws strengthened

The offence of bribery is currently governed by articles 246 et seq. (public bribery) and 504bis and ter (private bribery) of the Belgian criminal code (the BCC). Since 2015, the...

Written on 15 Feb 2017

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Regulatory hurdles in store for Belgium’s renewables industry

Osborne Clarke are proud sponsors of inspiratia’s riskWatch which assesses the risk of investing in renewables energy projects in the most active markets globally. Please see below an extract from...

Written on 9 Feb 2017

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International Private Equity and Venture Capital Update

In this international private equity and venture capital newsletter, we look at current sector developments and the outlook for 2017 across the most active PE and VC jurisdictions in Europe,...

Written on 1 Feb 2017

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Private equity and venture capital in Belgium

Outlook for 2017 The M&A market in 2016 was clearly demand driven. A couple of studies and surveys confirmed that M&A activity in Belgium is currently fuelled by easily available...

Written on 31 Jan 2017

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New crowdfunding supervision and tax advantages in Belgium

The new legal framework A new law governing the recognition and supervision of the crowdfunding and laying down various provisions in the field of finance has been adopted on 18...

Written on 6 Jan 2017

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An update on competition law in Belgium

Dawn raids in the pharmaceutical sector On 26 November 2016 the Belgian Competition Authority (BCA) conducted various dawn raids within the pharmaceuticals sector. The investigation targeted companies at the wholesale...

Written on 7 Dec 2016

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The Ryanair cases: what jurisdictions have competence to decide these cases? Waiting for the Outcome

Brussels-based Senior Counsel Vinciane Rysselinck has written an article that was published by Wolters Kluwer. The article is in French, and it is entitled The Ryanair Cases : What Jurisdictions Have...

Written on 26 Oct 2016

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