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Frederik Swennen interviewed on inheritance tax consequences of co-housing

27 February 2020

Frederik Swennen, Of Counsel in the Greenille Private Client team and Professor in family law, shared his expertise with VRT regarding the inheritance tax implications of co-housing arrangements.

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Deloitte Legal (formerly Laga) assists MRM Health with a series A investment round by several investors

21 February 2020

Deloitte Legal assisted MRM Health NV, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative therapeutics based on the human microbiome, with a EUR 14 Million series A investment round by Ackermans & van Haaren, DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences, MRM Technologies, Qbic II and VIB.

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Deloitte Legal (formerly Laga) recommended in Chambers Global 2020 guide

14 February 2020

For its work as a Belgian and globally connected law firm, Deloitte Legal (formerly Laga) continues to be recommended by Chambers Global in their 2020 guide.

Our Banking and Finance and Corporate and M&A practices, partners Werner Van LembergenDavid Roelens and Hendrik Viaene received high praise.

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Alain Laurent Verbeke shares his expertise on child disinheritance

11 February 2020

For the Universiteit Van Vlaanderen (University of Flanders) programme, Alain Laurent Verbeke, Partner in the Greenille Private Client team, shared his insights onthe legal considerations regarding child disinheritance.

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Bart Verdickt from the Greenille Private Client team quoted by De Tijd on wills

11 February 2020

Bart Verdickt, Director in the Greenille Private Client team, shared his expertise in inheritance law with the De Tijd newspaper regarding wills.

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Laga's transformation into Deloitte Legal receives positive feedback

24 January 2020

On 1 January 2020, Laga took a major step and became Deloitte Legal - Lawyers after 20 years of close collaboration with business consultancy firm Deloitte Belgium. Following this significant transformation, coverage has been published by Belgian business and legal outlets, such as leading business magazine Trends/Tendances and legal careers channel lexGo.

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Kristof Maresceau talks to De Juristenkrant about the New Company Code fully in force since 1 January 2020

20 January 2020

Kristof Maresceau, Director in the Corporate and M&A team within Deloitte Legal - Lawyers (formerly Laga), recently gave an overall assessment of the new Belgian Companies and Associations Code with De Juristenkrant.

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Deloitte Legal (formerly Laga) assists SWECO with acquisition of Talboom Group

17 January 2020

Sweco Belgium has signed an agreement to acquire Talboom Group, a strong Belgian consulting company with 110 experts in engineering services in pharmaceuticals, biotech and infrastructure.

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Deloitte Legal (formerly Laga) assists Go4Circle vzw, Coberec Metals vzw, Coberec Textiles vzw and Coberec Paper vzw with their integration

17 January 2020

Deloitte Legal - Lawyers is proud to have advised and assisted Go4Circle vzw, Coberec Metals vzw, Coberec Textiles vzw and Coberec Paper vzw with their integration, effective as of 1 January 2020, into the Belgian federation of waste and recycling.

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Deloitte Legal (as formerly Laga) assisted Cartamundi with their acquisition of the United States Playing Card Company

8 January 2020

We are very proud to have assisted Cartamundi, leading manufacturer of card & board games and digital solutions, with their milestone acquisition of the United States Playing Card Company, leader in the production and distribution of premier brands of playing cards.

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Deloitte Legal (as formerly Laga) assisted with the sale of Containerdienst Vindevogel to Integra and with the shareholder's and management's reinvestment in Vindevogel Flanders

8 January 2020

Deloitte Legal provided seller-side legal advice and assistance to the shareholder of Containerdienst Vindevogel regarding the sale of Containerdienst Vindevogel to Integra via the newly incorporated holding company Vindevogel Flanders. Our firm also assisted with the shareholder and management's reinvestment in Vindevogel Flanders. Integra holds a majority participation in Vindevogel Flanders.

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Greenille Private Client (formerly Greenille by Laga) quoted by De Tijd regarding post-divorce wealth management

9 December 2019

Bart VerdicktPatrizia Macaluso and Katalien Bollen from Deloitte Legal - Lawyers' Greenille Private Client team were quoted by De Tijd regarding the division and distribution of estates after divorces.

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Greenille Private Client team (formerly Greenille by Laga) recommended in Who's Who Legal guide for Private Clients

5 December 2019

Alain Laurent VerbekeMathieu Ex and Bart Verdickt from Deloitte Legal - Lawyers' Greenille Private Client team are again listed as leading private client experts in the 2019 edition of Who's Who Legal: Private Client.

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Deloitte Legal (as formerly Laga) assisted Sweco Belgium NV with the acquisition of Pythagoras BVBA

28 November 2019

Deloitte Legal (as formerly Laga) provided buyer-side legal advice and assistance to Sweco Belgium NV regarding the acquisition of Pythagoras BVBA, a Belgian engineering company from Ninove specialised in site supervision and site coordination of infrastructure works.

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Deloitte Legal (formerly Laga) recognised as Belgium's Best Law Firm in Legal Tech Innovation

21 November 2019

Deloitte Legal (formerly Laga), one of Belgium’s leading law firms, was awarded the Trends Legal Award for Best Law Firm in Legal Tech Innovation at the sixth Trends Legal Awards ceremony in Brussels on 19 November. This award recognises Deloitte Legal's digital strategy and mindset and continued commitment to leading the way in future proofing the legal profession.

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Deloitte Legal (as formerly Laga) assisted Euroscoop with the sale of its movie theaters to Pathé

21 November 2019

On 13 November 2019, the French film company Pathé completed its acquisition of the Euroscoop group, owner of six movie theaters in Belgium and three in The Netherlands.

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2020 Corporate INTL Global Awards: Deloitte Legal (formerly Laga) is Corporate and Capital Markets Law Firm of the Year in Belgium

21 November 2019

Corporate INTL’s annual awards mark excellence for the world’s leading advisers and financiers in an array of countries and continents around the globe.

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Deloitte Legal's Legal Tech contribution published in October 2019 issue of Fokus Legal Success

21 October 2019

David Roelens (head of the Corporate and M&A team), Christoph Michiels (Deloitte Legal's innovation lead) and Marc Van tieghem (head of Legal Management Consulting), offer their insights into the increasingly important role that technology plays in legal work, especially with respect to the complexity and large volume requirements of M&A processes.

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Alain Laurent Verbeke contribution regarding duo-bequests published by De Tijd

21 October 2019

Alain Laurent Verbeke, Partner within the Greenille Private Client practice, recently authored a contribution published by the De Tijd newspaper, commenting on the Flemish Government's recent announcement that it will abolish the inheritance tax regime applicable to so-called duo-bequests.

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Bart Verdickt quoted by De Standaard regarding Flemish Government plans to reform the inheritance tax on bequests to charity

11 October 2019

Bart Verdickt, inheritance law specialist in the Greenille Private Client practice, was interviewed by the De Standaard newspaper regarding the Flemish Government's plans to reform the inheritance tax applicable to so-called "duo-bequests".

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Greenille Private Client: "Succession planning must provide peace of mind"

6 September 2019

Greenille Private Client's Hélène Casman and Alain Laurent Verbeke shared their expertise with Trends Magazine regarding the inheritance and matrimonial property regimes.

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Deloitte Legal advises ALSO group in acquisition of AllThingsTalk

23 August 2019

Deloitte Legal is proud to have advised the ALSO group in the acquisition of IoT platform specialist AllThingsTalk. The Corporate and M&A team, composed of Marc Van tieghem and Wouter D’herde, provided both due diligence and transactional support services.

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Greenille Private Client team contributes to De Tijd newspaper's Partner Content regarding estate planning

5 August 2019

In a De Tijd Partner Content piece on estate planning, specifically regarding the importance of ensuring a living will, Greenille Private Client's Bart Verdickt underlines this importance as well as the benefit of making such a necessary arrangement.

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Deloitte Legal sell-side legal advisor in sale of Marfo Food Group

2 August 2019

Deloitte Legal provided sell-side legal advice and assistance to the shareholders of the Belgo-Dutch Marfo Food Group, with regard to the divestment of Marfo Food Group, the second-largest player in the European market for airline ready meals and snacking, to Fleury Michon, a French deli meat and airline meals prepaper.

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Sixty second interview with Greenille Private Client's Bart Verdickt

29 July 2019

Bart Verdickt from the Greenille Private Client practice, was given a 60 second interview by STEP (The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), where he also serves in the Steering Committee of the Cross-Border Estates Special Interest Group.

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De Tijd published opinion by Alain Laurent Verbeke: What if citizens had a say on how tax money is spent?

19 July 2019

In his opinion article published by De Tijd, Alain Laurent Verbeke, Partner in the Greenille Private Client practice, argues for an expanded Tax Shelter system to allow ordinary citizens a say in tax money spending.

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Deloitte Legal assisted CryoTherapeutics with EUR 7M Series B financing round

16 July 2019

Deloitte Legal assisted medtech company CryoTherapeutics in its closing of a Series B financing round of EUR 7 million. In the process of the transaction, Deloitte Legal assisted CryoTherapeutics in all corporate and tax aspects relating to the relocation of the R&D activities of the company and the subsequent investment by existing shareholders and Belgian institutional investors. The funds will help the company with its clinical trials programme and the setup of operations at its new facility in Awans (Liège).

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Greenille Private Client (formerly Greenille by Laga) recommended in Chambers 2019 HNW guide

12 July 2019

For its work in private wealth law, Deloitte Legal's Greenille Private Client practice has been recommended by Chambers & Partners in their 2019 HNW guide.

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Deloitte Legal partners listed in Best Lawyers 2020 in Belgium

1 July 2019

Best Lawyers, a recognised and respected legal referral service, has listed several of Deloitte Legal's partners the 2020 edition of their Belgium listings.

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Deloitte Legal assists Hansea with exit process of majority shareholders

7 June 2019

Deloitte Legal is proud to have advised Hansea, an Antwerp based leading Belgian public transport operator, during the exit process of its two majority shareholders, Gimv and Cube Infrastructure Fund. Following a competitive auction process, Gimv and Cube will sell their participations to DWS, a global infrastructure manager, who will take over the lead as shareholder-investor.

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Deloitte Legal contribution in 2018 Energy law overview

28 May 2019

Dominique Vanherck, Senior Associate from Deloitte Legal's Public, Regulatory and Permits practice, contributed and article in the book "Jaarboek Energierecht 2018", published by Intersentia.

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Deloitte Legal advises in Tailormade Logistics acquisition of KTO

10 May 2019

Deloitte Legal advised on the sale of KTO, a logistic service provider from Izegem focusing on floor covering, to Ghent based Tailormade Logistics, a group active in logistics services and transportation.

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Updated Euronext and Deloitte Legal IPO Guide

26 April 2019

An updated version of the Deloitte Legal and Euronext IPO Guide is available. Contact Benoît Feron or Emmanuel Leroux from our capital markets team for more information.

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Hélène Casman interviewed by Trends regarding estate agreements

18 April 2019

Hélène Casman, Of Counsel and inheritance law specialist in the Greenille Private Client practice, was interviewed by Trends magazine regarding the growing interest in succession agreements in Belgium.

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Deloitte Legal recommended in Legal 500 EMEA 2019 guide

11 April 2019

Legal 500 recently released their EMEA guide for 2019. Deloitte Legal received several recommendations and praises from clients that establish its position as one of Belgium's leading independent law firms.

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Deloitte Legal assists Railtraxx shareholders in sale to Transport Ferroviaire Holding

3 April 2019

Deloitte Legal is proud to have advised the shareholders of the Antwerp based railway company Railtraxx, active in the sector of freight train transport and logistics, in their sale of 100% of Railtraxx shares to Transport Ferroviaire Holding, a subsidiary of SNCF, one of Europe’s leading railway companies.

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Deloitte Legal recommended in Chambers Europe 2019 guide

12 March 2019

For its work as a Belgian law firm, Deloitte Legal has again been recommended by Chambers Europe in their 2019 guide.

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Deloitte Legal assists Montea with capital increase through a public offering of shares

12 March 2019

Deloitte Legal assisted Montea on the successful EUR 160 Million capital increase through rights issue.

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Deloitte Legal assists Pur Ver with private equity financing round

25 February 2019

Deloitte Legal, with the Corporate and M&A team of lawyers led by Benoît Feron and including William Hollanders, assisted Pur Ver in its capital increase subscribed by existing shareholders and three new investors: Innovation Fund, SRIW Environnement and CFEP.

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