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NEW RULES: REINTEGRATION OF LONG-TERM SICK WORKERS

In an effort to halt the continuing rise in the cost deriving from work incapacity, which threatens the sustainability of our social protection in the longer term, a new Royal Decree aimed at promoting the reintegration of long-term sick workers recently entered into force.

Publication - The leniency guidelines of the Belgian Competition Authority anno 2016

The leniency guidelines of the Belgian Competition Authority anno 2016 – Clearer and more transparent, published in Dutch in the Tijdschrift voor Belgische Mededinging, 2016, n° 3, p. 243-262.

Reclassification of a contractor’s agreement into an employment relationship: Supreme Court overrules principal because the contract is not foolproof

The phenomenon of fake self-employment is as old as labour law itself, but nevertheless remains very relevant. This is again illustrated by a judgement of the Supreme Court of 10th October 2016, where the Court stated that the right to apply disciplinary sanctions is incompatible with the existence of an independent contractor’s agreement.

AMBOS NBGO assisted Trimble AB and Trimble Europe BV with the sale of its Unmanned Aircraft System business to Delair-Tech SAS

Ambos NBGO has assisted Trimble AB and Trimble Europe BV with the sale Gatewing NV to Delair-Tech SAS. Gatewing NV was the Belgian based Unmanned Aircraft System business of the Trimble group.

 

Ambos NBGO assists listed NIBE Industrier AB with acquisition of the Belgian branch of British Enertech Group

Ambos NBGO has assisted the Swedish law firm Delphi and the listed company NIBE with the acquisition of Enertech Belgium which is part of the British Enertech Group. The Belgian acquisition forms part of an international transaction in six European countries in which NIBE has acquired several branches.

Update on anti-piracy rules in Belgium

With the publication of a Royal Decree of 1 September 2016 in the Official Belgian State Gazette, the last update of the Belgian anti-piracy rules is now in place.

Armed guards on Belgian flagged vessels are allowed (under certain conditions) since the law of 16 January 2013. Meanwhile some of the rules on this topic have changed. I will give a brief outline of the recent changes.

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Ambos NBGO assists investment fund Kebek I with the acquisition of EBOS via its portfolio company Mifratel NV

Ambos NBGO has assisted the independent Belgian private equity fund Kebek I with the acquisition of EBOS via its controlling stake in Mifratel NV.

Mifratel NV is a Belgian contact center that combines both inbound and outbound activities for which it uses various communication channels (telephone, internet, chat, e-mail, fax, ...). Mifratel NV targets customers in all sectors, with a historically developed specialization in the telecommunication and energy sector.

AMBOS NBGO ASSISTS AGROSAVFE NV WITH SECOND INVESTMENT ROUND

Ambos NBGO  assisted AgroSavfe NV and its shareholders in the preparation, negotiation and closing of a 7.8 million second capital raising round. The shareholder consortium has been joined by, amongst others, Globachem. Furthermore, the company’s existing shareholders, including GIMV, PMV, Biovest (Rudi Mariën), QBIC Arkiv Fund, Biotech Fonds Vlaanderen and Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB), continue to support the growth of the company.

Ambos NBGO hosts IJE/IBJ seminar on 13 September 2016

Ambos NBGO hosts on Tuesday 13 September 2016 a seminar organised by IJE/IBJ, the Belgian Institute for Inhouse Counsels on the topic "Doing Business in the U.S. and with U.S. jurists in 2016 - is it still the wild wild west?".

This seminar is an IJE/IBJ members only event.

 

Speakers: Kathleen Paisley, Claude Sander

When: Tuesday 13 September 2016 from 12.00 to 14.00

Where: Neerveldstraat 109, 1200 Brussels

Participate: click here

 

Ambos NBGO assisted ElectronicPartner Belgium with the sale of its Belgian and Luxembourg activities

Ambos NBGO has assisted ElectronicPartner Belgium with the sale of its Belgian and Luxembourg activities to the Belgian retailgroup Connect+.

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