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  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+.

Ambos NBGO assisted Flow and Be-Mobile with the creation of a new smart mobility group

Ambos NBGO assisted the founding shareholders of Be-Mobile and FLOW with the creation of a new smart mobility group between the companies FLOW, Be-Mobile and Mobile-For, and with the investment by Proximus, the largest Belgian telecom operator, in the group.

Ambos NBGO recommended in the 2016 edition of the LEGAL 500 EMEA

Ambos NBGO Advocaten has been recommended as a TOP-TIER FIRM in 1 practice area:

Ambos NBGO Advocaten has also been recommended in the following 6 practice areas:


On March 1st, 2016, the Belgian Competition Authority (“BCA”) adopted new leniency guidelines.

An undertaking that is a participant in a (secret) cartel (e.g. price agreements amongst competitors, restriction of production, allocation of markets), risks a fine of up to 10% of its turnover (Article IV.70, §1 Code of Economic Law).

Ambos NBGO assists Senior Assist NV with sale of Terra 13 BVBA to Rheastone NV (Cofinimmo NV)

Ambos NBGO assisted Senior Assist NV ( with the successful sale of Terra 13 BVBA's shares to Rheastone NV, a subsidiary of Cofinimmo NV. Terra 13 is the owner of a plot of land on which it has built an extension to a new care home.

Senior Assist is a Belgian group specialising in care for the elderly. It has an extensive network of nursing and care homes, assisted living facilities and home care services. 85% of its nursing and care homes are situated in Brussels and Wallonia. 

Ambos NBGO assists Trustteam with the acquisition of Hexios

Ambos NBGO has assisted Trustteam ( with the acquisition of Hexios, an IT-infrastructure provider, specialized in Cloud solutions.

Headquartered in Kortrijk, Belgium, Trustteam is a large IT actor that provides its customers with complete solutions at the level of infrastructure, software, security and communications. 
With the acquisition of Hexios, Trustteam expands its range of services to its client.