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AMBOS NBGO ADVOCATEN RECEIVES AWARD "CORPORATE LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR 2013"

 

Ambos NBGO Advocaten received the award for "Corporate Law Firm of the Year 2013" at the Belgian Legal Awards 2013 ceremony. Ambos NBGO obtained this award in competition with 9 other international and Belgian law firms. Mainly its strategy, growth and merits in the field of corporate and M&A were applauded by the jury. In a few years’ time, the corporate team expanded from 4 to over 20 lawyers.

AMBOS - IBJ PARTNERSHIP 2013

Ambos NBGO Advocaten is pleased to announce that it is the privileged partner of the Belgian Institute for company lawyers (Instituut voor bedrijfsjuristen/Institut des juristes d’entreprise) during 2013.  

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.

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.

AMBOS NBGO ASSISTS BIEZE FOOD GROEP B.V. WITH ITS INVESTMENT IN STAR MEAL NV

Ambos NBGO assisted Bieze Food Groep B.V. with its investment in Star Meal NV, market leader in Belgium in the production and distribution of ultra fresh salads and meals to supermarkets, petrol & train stations, airports and movie theaters.

Bieze Food Groep (www.biezefoodgroep.nl) is one of the largest suppliers in the Benelux of fresh meal components such as salads, uncooked food salads, seasoning blends, dairy products, meat in sauces, allergen-free seasoning blends and potato specialties.

Ambos NBGO assists ThromboGenics in its Commercialization/Licensing Agreement for Ocriplasmin with Alcon/Novartis

Ambos NBGO has assisted ThromboGenics (www.thrombogenics.com) with the preparation and organization of its auction procedure and with the subsequent preparation, negotiation and execution of the Commercialization/Licensing Agreement entered into with Alcon/Novartis for the product Ocriplasmin.

Ambos NBGO welcomes new IP Partner - Bart Vandereeckt

Ambos NBGO is pleased to announce that Bart Vandereeckt has joined the firm. Bart is an experienced IP lawyer with more than 15 years experience. Bart is active in all areas of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyright and design rights. He also advises clients on information technology, e-commerce, privacy and market practices.
 

Successful investment and strategic partnership Option NV

Ambos NBGO has assisted Option with its $1.5 million investment and strategic partnership with San Francisco, US, based Autonet Mobile, Inc., a leading provider in in-car connectivity. The partnership will utilize Option's wireless modules and software to deliver the first mobile IP based Telematics Control Unit (TCU) for cars.

New dismissal rules

The Belgian legislator has recently substantially modified the notice periods and severance indemnities which must be observed for salaried employees.

The modifications which have been introduced by the so-called IPA-Act[1], are part of the greater goal of harmonizing the legal status of blue-collar workers and white-collar workers.

In the attached newsletter, we wish to offer you a short overview of the modifications and to reflect on the practical consequences of the new rules for your company.

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