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June 29, 2022

Belgium takes important step in introducing Foreign Direct Investment screening

On 1 June 2022, Belgium’s Federal and various Regional governments entered into a draft cooperation agreement to introduce a mechanism for screening Foreign Direct Investments (“FDI”).

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June 23, 2022

Webinar video | Digital Law Series #16: Keeping Up with GDPR

Webinar video | Digital Law Series #16: Keeping Up with GDPR

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June 21, 2022

The Omnibus Act: more transparency for consumers

On 28 May 2022, the Belgian law transposing EU Directive 2019/2161 into the Code of Economic Law entered into force (the “Omnibus Act”).

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Webinar Video | Help! The manager is (also) a board member

Directorships raise many practical questions regarding labour law and social security, especially when such a directorship is combined with another function within the company, such as taking care of day-to-day management or fulfilling a role such as CFO or HR manager.

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June 13, 2022

Valérie Struye is ALTIUS’ first non-lawyer General Manager

ALTIUS, the leading Belgian law firm, has appointed Valérie Struye as its General Manager. This is the first time that the firm will not be headed by a lawyer.

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June 2, 2022

Quantum computing: the next major technological revolution is knocking at the door

The coming advent of quantum computing technologies will bring important changes to our society. In the medium term, computing calculation power will be multiplied to a level that exceeds our current understanding. This will allow for various new industrial developments and applications. This will also raise a vast number of sensitive legal issues. In this article, ALTIUS summarises what are the key takeaways that you should know about quantum computing.

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May 25, 2022

End of the vigilance phase in the workplace as from 11 may 2022: back to business as usual?

Starting from 11 May 2022, several obligations regarding preventing Covid-19’s spread in the workplace will no longer apply.

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May 6, 2022

Brussels and Brussels South Charleroi Airports fined for use of thermal cameras

The Belgian Data Protection Authority has fined Brussels Airport and Brussels South Charleroi Airport 200,000 and 100,000 EUR respectively for their use of thermal cameras during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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April 6, 2022

Modernisation of consumer law through the harmonisation of contracts for the sale of goods

On 31 March 2022, a legislative Act that makes considerable changes to the sale of consumer goods was published in the Belgian State Gazette.

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April 5, 2022

Back to the (pre-pandemic) future … but not for employers?

Even though telework is no longer mandatory or recommended and almost all Covid-19 prevention measures in shops, restaurants and public life in general have been removed, employers should still take certain prevention measures in the workplace to guarantee that their employees can work safely during the current stage of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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March 31, 2022

Webinar video | Life Sciences Session #8: Global MAs and regulatory data protection a substantive and procedural challenge

Our speakers Philippe de Jong and Kirian Claeyé discuss the interesting judgment of the General Court in Polpharma v. EMA.

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March 29, 2022

Webinar Video | Help, my employee wants to work in a flexible way!

Over the past two years, HR professionals have focused on finding solutions to the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. So teleworking, flexibility, employee mental well-being have been issues high on many employers’ agendas

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