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Peter Verschelden, Chairman of the board of directors
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Hans Cools, CEO
The requirement to register gets a broader scope
More entrepreneurs must register with the Crossroads Bank for Enterprises (CBE)
Under the aim of creating a more attractive business climate, changes were made to the existing company law. In that context, the legislator has done away with the ‘trader’ concept, replacing it with the umbrella term ‘enterprise. Besides forming the basis for the rules of the Code of Economic Law, the Judicial Code and the Civil Code, the new enterprise concept also has consequences for reg
More specific: matrimonial property law
A new compensation obligation in the legal system
What if a spouse practices his profession in a company whose shares all form part of his separate property? The Act of 22 July 2018 has introduced considerable changes to matrimonial property law. This article addresses a specific addition to that law, namely the possible disadvantage incurred by the matrimonial property when a spouse practices their profession through their own company1. 
Changes in the cary proxy and usufruct
Estate planning: recent developments
Over the last few months, we have regularly reported on the important changes in estate planning and inheritance planning. Below is an update of some of those changes.   The care proxy: secure your estate for later The classic example is a person who, due to a physical or mental limitation (e.g. coma, dementia), is – temporarily or permanently – unable to manage their assets properly.
Happy Brexmas?
How to prepare your company for Brexit?
On 10 December 2018, the British Prime Minister decided to postpone the vote on the Brexit deal in the House of Commons. The risk of a ‘no deal’ disaster scenario is increasing. What are the important dates? On 29 March 2017, the United Kingdom formally informed the European Council of its intention to leave the EU (according to the procedure provided in Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty). C
A comparison to understand the differences
The 3 most common China entry modes for Foreign Investors
Any organization wishing to do business with or in China may consider at one moment in time to establish a business entity within China. Setting up a business in China requires much time and investment and may seem complex for foreign investors. It is important to have a good plan before entering the Chinese market and one must coordinate the entry well to avoid or minimize any disruptio
A popular control structure
The all-powerful manager of a civil-law partnership: was it always a fiction?
The civil-law partnership has long been a popular control structure among wealth planners. In many cases, donors do not want to give up their assets entirely, and still want to retain some control over what they donate. Definitely in cases of transfers of family companies, the donors (often parents or family members) still want to retain control over the course of the business.  The advant
The tax framework
Company subsidies: exempted or not?
Various subsidies were briefly described in the article by our colleagues from Strategy and Operations. They explained that they can assist you and your company with guidance on subsidies, from A to Z.1 In this context, we would like to discuss the tax framework for subsidies: how are awarded subsidies treated tax-wise within companies? Are these subsidies exempt from corporation tax and, if
Right to deduct VAT possible for costs incurred during the purchase of shares
The Ryanair ruling
Right to deduct VAT also possible for costs incurred during the purchase of shares, if the purchase ultimately does not (fully) go ahead The European Court of Justice recently confirmed that VAT on costs incurred during the purchase of shares may be deductible even if the purchase ultimately does not (fully) go ahead. As such, the Court of Justice has upheld the principle that the preparatory t
What has changed?
What is China's new Negative List and what is its impact on Foreign Investment?
Although China's entry into the World Trade Organization in 2001 helped liberalize its trading environment and reduce restrictive measures on foreign investment, several industries remain regulated or inaccessible. Since the introduction of the "Negative List" by the National Development and Reform Commission (NRDC) as part of the new Foreign Investment Law, of which a draft was published as early
Lessons learned
Report CIMCIL Symposium 2018: Game Changers in Supply Chain
Augmented reality, big data, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, cloud computing, mobile devices,… They all sound promising, but will these new technologies also be implemented and succeed in delivering added value to the supply chain of the future? The 2018 CIMCIL Symposium offered some inspiring insights. One thing is certain: the race for the future has already begun. Today more t
Case: subsidy support
Development project Twikit
Client Twikit is a B2B software company active in the manufacturing 4.0 world. They connect consumer interfaces directly to digital manufacturing (3D printing, laser cutting, etc.) whereby they can deliver a production-ready file. As such, they enable brands to bring personalised products to market in a scalable way. Twikit is also SME of the year in Antwerp province, and finalist of Unizo's SME
Register now for the symposium "Supply Chain Game Changers"
CIMCIL becomes an APICS Premier Elite Channel Partner
APICS introduced a new tier to their partner program 2 years ago. Up until that point you were either a Channel partner or a Premier Channel partner. To become a Premier partner, you need to be able to work well with the APICS philosophy, help people in supply chain by motivating them to push forward in their careers, expand their knowlegde through learning, certification & networking, to assi

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