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The European Restructuring Directive 2019: Redrawing the Belgian insolvency landscape again

Since September 1th 2023, the new insolvency rules apply. These new insolvency rules follow the implementation of the European Restructuring Directive 2019/1023 of the European Parliament and the Council. However, the Belgian legislature did not limit itself to implementation. In addition, a number of profound changes were made. As a result, the Belgian insolvency landscape is being thoroughly redrawn again, after a significant change already occurred in 2018. Below we explain the main changes that affect the business owner, as creditor or debtor.

4 December 2023

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Application of the notorious tax deduction and compensation ban: can courts temper the consequences?

Since the implementation of the former article 207, paragraph 7 ITC, taxpayers are systematically confronted with a deduction and compensation ban when the Administration issues an ex officio assessment or sends a notice of amendment imposing a tax increase of at least 10%. However, its strict application often leads to disproportionate results. With the first judicial decisions appearing, it is becoming clear that the Administration is sometimes using a sledgehammer to crack a nut.

16 August 2023

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Taking matters into your own hands in contract disputes?

The new Belgian law of obligations offers several possibilities to enforce contract claims more efficiently. Whereas previously one often still had to go to court to have shortcomings of a co-contractor sanctioned, for new contracts concluded after 1 January 2023 one will be able to do this autonomously. In this article, we provide an overview of the possibilities to do so and of their conditions.

20 June 2023

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