Prosumer tariff is due as of 1st January 2020 in Wallonia.

By |2020-01-16T15:28:06+02:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: Blog items, News, Alerts|

The prosumer* tariff is a tariff for the use of the electricity distribution network by prosumers. It entered into force on 1st January 2020 and will be added to the electricity supplier's bill. This tariff applies to all prosumers (regardless of the production technology used). The aim of this tariff is to ensure that all users [...]

New rules for companies as of 1 January 2020

By |2020-01-22T17:34:17+02:00December 20th, 2019|Categories: Alerts|

Since 1 January 2020, the new Code of Companies and Associations (“CSA”) is applicable to all companies. The mandatory provisions of the CSA are now automatically applicable to every company, even the ones who have not yet adapted their articles of association to these new rules. Residual provisions shall only apply insofar the articles of associations [...]

The legislator is protecting SMEs from payment delays by large companies.

By |2019-12-19T18:16:00+02:00December 16th, 2019|Categories: Alerts|

The law of 2 August 2002 on combating late payment in commercial transactions is amended by the law of 28 May 2019 . Large companies will have to honour their debts to SMEs within 60 days. The time limit for checking the goods is limited to 30 days. Any contrary clause shall be null and void.

Cookies: A pre-ticked checkbox is insufficient.

By |2019-11-26T13:19:29+02:00November 21st, 2019|Categories: Advice, Blog items, Alerts, Enterprise, Commercial practices|

The German Federation of Consumer Organisations has challenged before the German courts the use by the German company, Planet49, of a pre-ticked checkbox in relation with online lottery games, by which website users willing to participate consent to the storage of cookies. The cookies in question aim to collect information for the purposes of advertising Planet49’s [...]

Belgian offshore wind energy

By |2019-07-27T21:45:34+02:00July 11th, 2019|Categories: Alerts, Renewables, Energy, Energy (distribution) network|

On 4 April 2019, the Belgian Parliament adopted a law which establishes the general principles of the competitive bidding procedure (concurrerende inschrijvingsprocedure) for the realisation of new renewable energy projects in the North Sea, such as it is also the case in the neighbouring countries and in accordance with the European state aid rules. By choosing [...]

Ultimate Beneficial Ownership – tolerance until 31 December 2019 !

By |2019-10-30T18:04:16+02:00July 10th, 2019|Categories: Alerts, Corporate housekeeping|

You, as a Belgian company, have still time until 30 September 2019 to register you ultimate beneficial owners (UBO’s) in the UBO register. The UBO register is the electronic register managed by the FPS Finance. The UBOs of all companies, (international) non-profit organisations, foundations, trusts and legal entities governed by Belgian law, comparable to a [...]