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Copyright and design rights in Belgium

On 31 May 2016 the Advocate General of the CJEU gave an Opinion on the ongoing case of Montis Design BV v Goossens Meublen BV. If the CJEU follows this...

Written on 8 Jun 2016


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Across the finish line: the European Parliament formally adopts the General Data Protection Regulation

On Monday 11 April, we reported that the Council of the European Union had adopted its position at first reading on the GDPR. On 14 April 2016, the European Parliament...

Written on 15 Apr 2016


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Spotlight on Belgium

Here we turn the spotlight on Belgium and look at recent Belgian competition law developments and at the latest actions of the Belgian Competition Authority. 1.  New leniency guidelines for...

Written on 7 Apr 2016


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The GDPR is on the home straight: the Council of the European Union formally adopts a revised version of the General Data Protection Regulation at first reading

In December 2015 we reported that agreement had been reached on the long-awaited General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR). We explained how the GDPR shifts the balance towards consumers and...

Written on 17 Feb 2016


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Venture capital and private equity in Belgium

Outlook for 2016 The most active sectors in the Belgian VC/PE scene are the digital business and life sciences and healthcare sectors. It is expected that this will continue in...

Written on 27 Jan 2016


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The Digital Single Market: promoting e-commerce

As we’ve discussed in previous articles, a key focus of the European Commission’s Digital Single Market initiative is to eliminate discrimination between EU consumers on the basis of their location....

Written on 18 Jan 2016


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Employment International: Risk Management for employers operating in the Single Market

With specialist employment law partners in all of our European offices, Osborne Clarke’s Employment Team is frequently asked to advise and support employers tackling EU-wide issues – including redundancies and...

Written on 26 Nov 2015


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Employment International: Who benefits from Belgian employment law rights?

When working on Belgian territory, whether on a long-term or occasional basis, a foreign employee will be entitled to the labour, salary and employment conditions that are “generally binding” under...

Written on 5 Nov 2015


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Cyber security in Belgium

The employee as a pawn in the battle for cyber security Belgium-based Counsel Ann-Sophie De Graeve and Senior Associate Johanna Van Herreweghen co-wrote an article for DataNews, titled The employee...

Written on 5 May 2015


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