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The new law of obligations: what you should know

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.

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Is football leaving a (trade)mark on IP?

With the 2022 World Cup moving towards its final stages, it’s time to take a moment to reflect on the extent to which football and IP are intertwined.

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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”).

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Financial Regulatory Update: November 2022

Our Financial Regulatory Update for November 2022 is now available. With these updates, KPMG Law aims to flag relevant regulatory developments per sector.

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European Court of Justice on the UBO-register

The Belgian Federal Public Service Finance issues a communication announcing a temporary suspension of general public access to UBO information.

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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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