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06 Feb

Civil code - book 1 & 5

Belgian contract law has undergone profound changes, with effect as from 1 January 2023. This deserves a new codex. 📗 Glad we can launch it so soon through the efforts of our paralegals.😊 The contrast codex contains the full text of book 1 'general provisions' and book 5 'obligations' as well as the full explanatory memorandum. This both in Dutch and in French. For 45 euros, it can be yours!

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01 Feb

contrast gaat hybride met zijn seminars!

🎯 Morgen is het zover: Ons eerste hybride knipperlichten seminarie! 💡 Interesse om alle relevante ondernemingsrechtelijke evoluties voor 2023 te leren kennen? 🎁 Of snel 5 OVB/IBJ punten te sprokkelen? Schrijf je vandaag in. Het seminarie kan nog 🎬 via live stream of via webinar-on-demand worden gevolgd. We zien er alvast naar uit om jullie morgen te ontmoeten! 👉 🔗 https://lnkd.in/enYQsKwp

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Seminar
27 Jan

Ontdek onze competition knipperlichten voor 2023!

Ontdek onze competition knipperlichten voor 2023! Wat zijn de belangrijkste ontwikkelingen op vlak van het mededingingsrecht in 2022 die relevant zijn voor uw dagdagelijkse praktijk in 2023?

Onze partners Herlinde Burez en Sebastien Engelen lichten het u met veel plezier toe in het korte filmpje 🎬

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Interesse in meer? Schrijf je in voor het seminarie Knipperlichten (3 opties: fysiek seminarie / live stream / webinar-on-demand) via volgende link 🔗 https://lnkd.in/enYQsKwp

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Seminar
19 Jan

ITP - An unpaid cross-border invoice? Don´t just sit there!

Imagine...💭 You work in the accounting department of a Swedish company that does business throughout the EU. It´s the end of the month, and you note that a Portuguese distributor, despite several demands and a formal notice of default, still hasn’t paid an outstanding invoice - although the distributor hasn´t contested it, either.

You would like to commence a procedure to compel payment, but you pessimistically assume that doing so would cost more than the amount of the outstanding invoice itself.

At lunch you explain the situation to a colleague who works in the legal department. He refers to something called the "European order for payment procedure", as well as to a "European small claims procedure". This sounds like music to your ears, but is difficult to understand without legal background...

Read our latest In the Picture ”An unpaid cross-border invoice? Don´t just sit there!“, written by our senior associate Benjamin Magnus and associate Elisabeth Gabizon.
 

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18 Jan

Ontdek onze corporate knipperlichten voor 2023!

Wat zijn de belangrijkste ontwikkelingen op vlak van vennootschapsrecht in 2022 die relevant zijn voor uw dagdagelijkse praktijk in 2023? Onze counsels Ine Schockaert en Kristof De Wael lichten het u met veel plezier toe 👉🎬 

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Interesse in meer? Schrijf je in voor het seminarie Knipperlichten (3 opties: fysiek seminarie / live stream / webinar-on-demand) via volgende link 🔗 https://www.contrast-law.be/en/seminars/

Seminar
22 Dec 2022

ITP - New rules on cooperation with competitors are coming

Imagine...💭 You are chief innovation officer for a car manufacturer. One of your department's key projects is to develop self-driving cars. Your department is working overtime because competition in this field is intense. However, you and your competitors would benefit from working together for many reasons: results would be achieved faster, massive investments would be better spread, and this would contribute to greater sustainability. After all, self-driving cars lead to more efficient traffic flows, lower fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions.

You know some of your colleagues who work for the competition as you meet regularly in your trade association’s working group on self-driving cars. You are eager to encourage them to exchange ideas and work together.

During a management meeting, you pitch your idea and you are immediately instructed not to take any further steps without having discussed it in detail with your legal department. You might have known.

Read our latest #inthepicture ”New rules on cooperation with competitors are coming!“, written by our partner Filip Tuytschaever.

Publication
20 Dec 2022

Seminar Délégation des Barreaux de France - latest developments in European competition law

Our competition partner Sébastien Engelen spoke at the Délégation des Barreaux de France last week on the latest developments in European competition law. In particular, he zoomed in on the new exemption regime applicable to vertical agreements.

Interested in the topic? Download his slides for more info.

Seminar
20 Dec 2022

Publication in TBH/RDC 2022/7

Our competition partner Filip Tuytschaever and senior associate Stefanie Colaers have just published an overview of the new block exemption regime for vertical agreements in the legal journal TBH/RDC 2022/7.

Interested? Go ahead and take a look at their article on Strada lex, or register for our seminar on 2 February 2023 to hear the highlights explained in more detail. 

Publication
16 Dec 2022

Compliance update - Whistleblowing Act

The Whistleblowing Act has been published in the Belgian Official Gazette. As of 15 February 2023, any private sector legal entity with 250 or more employees must have internal reporting channels. Smaller companies are given until 17 December 2023. Questions? Feel free to reach out to our compliance team

Breaking news
09 Dec 2022

Paralegal Day

On 13 December 2022, NCOI Learning is organising its annual Paralegal Day. Our corporate paralegal Marthe Wouters will speak together with our corporate counsel Ine Schockaert about corporate housekeeping and the use of language in corporate documents. Other topics such as the future challenges for paralegals, e-signature, GDPR applications, etc. will also be discussed. Not only paralegals but also legal staff and legal assistants are of course welcome at the study day. Interested yourself, or interested in honouring your employees at the Paralegal Day with a fascinating study day? You can register via the following link.  

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