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1 May 2019: The new Belgian Company Code
What is the new Belgian Companies and Associations Code and how did this reform come about? The objective is clear: to modernize Belgian company and association law by simplifying it
Personal liability of directors for the company's possession of illegal software
Recently, the Antwerp Court of Appeal ruled that the director of a company can be held personally liable in case illegal software is available within their company.
The acquisition of real estate by e-mail is now considered as legally valid
Are parties allowed to enter into a real estate sales agreement by e-mail? In its judgement of 19 December 2016, the court of appeal of Antwerp concluded that they are not. The court decided that a real estate sales agreement concluded by e‑mail does not have any legal validity, not even as prima facie evidence.
Protection of trade secrets. Finally a legal framework.
The effective and efficient protection of trade secrets or know-how was quite challenging until recently, as there was no general legal framework for the protection of trade secrets in Belgian law.
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