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LAW CONCERNING THE COMBATING OF MARITIME PIRACY

A new law on maritime piracy was published in the Belgian official gazette on 30 January 2013. This law creates a legal framework for ships sailing under Belgian flag to protect them against the current wave of piracy in certain areas.

Before the law can effectively be applied, a number of issues will have to be dealt with by Royal Decree. This Royal Decree has not been published yet, its publication is expected next month.

EMPLOYMENT PLAN FOR OLDER EMPLOYEES

As from 1 January 2013 all companies with more than 20 employees (FTE) must have an employment plan for older employees.(1)

The employment plan must include measures to promote employment for employees aged 45 or more (e.g. recruitment and selection, development of the competencies, career development, etc.)

NEW THRESHOLDS AS FROM 1 JANUARY 2013

On 1 January 2013, the salary amounts set forth in the Law of 3 July 1978 on employment contracts are adapted in accordance with the indexation rules.

For notice periods, non-competition clauses, training clauses, arbitration clauses (art. 22bis, 65, 69, 82, 84, 85, 86/2 and 104 of the Law on employment contracts), the following amounts apply:

For probationary periods (art. 67 Law on employment contracts):

BREAKFAST SEMINAR "THE ACQUISITION PROCESS IN A NUTSHELL"

Ambos NBGO Lawyers organises in collaboration with Vandelanotte Corporate Finance and ING Bank a breakfast seminar on the sale and purchase of small and medium sized companies.

While you enjoy your breakfast, a lawyer, an accountant and a banker will guide you through the acquisition process, discuss certain important topics and will you be offered the opportunity to ask questions.

AMBOS NBGO ASSISTED THROMBOGENICS IN THE WORLDWIDE BIOTECHDEAL OF 2012

The leading Belgian biotech company, Thrombogenics, was honored with the Scrip Award for the "Best Licensing Agreement of 2012" worldwide in the biotech sector. Scrip Awards are the most prestigious international awards in the biotech sector.

5 DECEMBER 2012 - LUNCH SEMINAR: MANDATORY ACCESS AND PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION IN CIVIL AND IN CRIMINAL MATTERS

Speakers: Carl Bevernage, Peter Van de Vijver

Language: NL, FR

Location and time: Ambos NBGO Brussels, 12.00 - 14.00 PM

26 NOVEMBER 2012 - BREAKFAST SEMINAR : ALTERNATIVE STRUCTURES FOR THE PURCHASE OR SALE OF REAL ESTATE

Speakers: Christina Trappeniers, Stijn Verbeke, Filip De Schouwer

Languages: NL, FR

Location and time: Ambos NBGO Brussels, 8.00 – 10.00 pm
 

FALSE SELF-EMPLOYMENT ACT MODIFIED .....ONCE AGAIN

In its battle against social and tax fraud the legislator has modified the Act on Labour Relationships (1).

Three important modifications have been made:
 

AMBOS NBGO ASSISTS IDEALABS WITH SET-UP OF NEW INNOVATIVE FUND STRUCTURE

Ambos NBGO advises and assists Idealabs with the set–up of an innovative fund structure that will operate as one of the first Belgian seed accelerator programs.

On Assignment acquires Valesta

Ambos NBGO has assisted On Assignment, Inc., a US based provider of professionals in the life sciences, healthcare and technology sectors, with the preparation, negotiation and completion of its acquisition of the Valesta group, a privately owned provider of specialized staffing in the area of clinical research within Western Europe.

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