On 1 January 2023, Books 1 (General provisions) and 5 (Obligations) of the new civil code will enter into force. As a result, the legislation will, among other things, create a new balance between the contractual autonomy of the parties, on the one hand, and the judge’s role as guardian of the interests of the weaker contracting party, as well as the public interest, on the other.
The new law on whistleblower protection, is your organization fully prepared?
On 24 November 2022, almost a year after the foreseen deadline for the transposition of the Whistleblowing Directive (i.e. 17 December 2021), the Belgian legislator approved the draft law on the protection of reporters of violations of Union or national law established within a legal entity in the private sector (the “Law”).
A new information obligation upon transfer, the asbestos (inventory) certificate
As part of the Flemish Government's asbestos removal action plan, an asbestos certificate will be required when an immovable good is transferred.
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