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Deloitte Legal advises Belgian Corporate Governance Committee in remuneration report guidance
16 November 2020
On 13 November 2020, the Belgian Corporate Governance Committee published an explanatory note to help listed companies comply with the new legal requirements regarding their annual remuneration report. Deloitte Legal, along with Deloitte Tax consultants, are proud and honored to have advised the Committee together with leading HR and pensions expert Marcel Rottiers.
Deloitte Legal successfully defends an Irish insurance company before Constitutional Court
12 November 2020
Deloitte Legal successfully defended an Irish insurance company before the Constitutional Court in an important case regarding the statute of limitations in insurance law and the nature of the branch 23 insurance life products.
Deloitte Legal assists the University of Antwerp with Vaccinopolis project
5 October 2020
Deloitte Legal is very proud to have assisted the University of Antwerp with their milestone DBM-contract for the design, construction and maintenance of an open innovation centre with a unique infrastructure to accelerate response programmes for vaccinology and infectious diseases (‘Vaccinopolis’). The infrastructure of the new innovation centre will combine a unique phase and CHIM testing unit for the testing of new vaccines with advanced immunological laboratory capacity and must be ready for use in early 2022.
Deloitte Legal assists Sweco Belgium BV with the acquisition of ARIES Real Estate Solutions
5 October 2020
Deloitte Legal provided buyer-side legal advice and assistance to Sweco Belgium BV on the acquisition of ARIES Real Estate Solutions (A-RES), a Belgian engineering company with offices in Brussels and Ghent, with a strong reputation for directing and managing real estate-related projects in Flanders, Brussels and Wallonia.
Tier One ranking for Deloitte Legal in Tax controversy
29 September 2020
Deloitte Legal has been awarded a Tier 1 ranking by ITR (International Tax Review) in their latest World Tax guides.
Greenille Private Client team quoted in De Tijd on the separation of legal cohabitants
15 September 2020
Patrizia Macaluso and Stefanie Denorme, Conflict Handling specialists from Deloitte Legal's Greenille Private Client team, were quoted by De Tijd in an article that looks at the legal treatment differences between marriage and legal cohabitation in terms of separation.
Deloitte Legal becomes member of The Beacon innovation community
9 September 2020
Deloitte Legal has joined The Beacon, an Antwerp based community in which it will connect with other members in the spirit of collaboration and innovation. Julie Van Com and Hans Vansweevelt will represent Deloitte Legal in The Beacon. The firm will also draw on the expertise of Deloitte Belgium's IoT Consulting team, with which it will closely collaborate.
Deloitte Legal assisted SOPARTEC (UCLouvain) in the creation of a new European inter-university fund
9 September 2020
Deloitte Legal assisted SOPARTEC (UCLouvain) in the creation of VIVES Inter-University Fund, a new EUR 32 Million investment fund that includes several important private equity players in Belgium. The fund aims to accelerate research towards the benefit of society.
Greenille Private Client team quoted in De Tijd on inheritance planning
7 September 2020
Greenille Private Client Partners Alain Laurent Verbeke and Bart Verdickt were quoted by De Tijd, in an article that underlines the benefits of planning inheritances in advance, as well as the important psychological factor, regardless of estate size or degree of wealth.
Deloitte Legal assists Miracor with EUR 24 million Series E investment
4 September 2020
Deloitte Legal assisted Miracor Medical, an innovative medtech start-up based in Liége, with the successful closing of a EUR 24 Million Series E investment round.
Luc De Broe appointed to Advisory Commission for tax dispute resolution
7 August 2020
Deloitte Legal is pleased to announce that Luc De Broe, Of Counsel at Deloitte Legal - Lawyers, has been appointed by Royal Decree of 20 July 2020 to the Belgian list of independent persons of standing who can form part of an Advisory Commission for tax dispute resolution.
Greenille Private Client team recommended in Chambers 2020 HNW guide
16 July 2020
For its work in private wealth law, Deloitte Legal's Greenille Private Client team has been recommended with a top tier ranking by Chambers & Partners in their 2020 HNW guide.
Deloitte Legal assists Xior Student Housing with the set-up of a new real estate fund
22 June 2020
We are proud to have advised Xior Student Housing on the set-up of a new real estate fund, 'XL Fund', together with the real estate developer L.I.F.E.
Deloitte Legal assists SWECO with acquisition of SGI Ingénieurs
18 June 2020
Deloitte Legal is proud that its Corporate and M&A team, consisting of Benoît Feron, Wouter D’herde and Alexandre Pasdermadjian assisted Sweco Belgium in this transaction which further strengthens Sweco Belgium’s position in Brussels and Wallonia.
Deloitte Legal (formerly Laga) recommended in Legal 500 EMEA 2020 guide
16 April 2020
Legal 500 recently released their EMEA guide for 2020. Deloitte Legal (formerly Laga) received several recommendations and praises from clients that establish its position as one of Belgium's leading independent and globally connected law firms.
Werner Van Lembergen quoted by De Standaard on multibillion euro "Corona loans" package
15 April 2020
Werner Van Lembergen, head of the Banking & Finance team, shared his expertise with the De Standaard newspaper regarding the Belgian Government's financial package to help companies deal with the challenges brought by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Deloitte Legal (formerly Laga) recommended in Chambers Europe 2020 guide
13 March 2020
For its work as a Belgian and globally connected law firm, Deloitte Legal (formerly Laga) continues to be recommended by Chambers Europe in their 2020 guide.
Our Banking and Finance, Corporate and M&A, Employment, Real Estate, Tax Advisory and Tax Dispute Resolution teams, with Werner Van Lembergen, Hendrik Viaene, David Roelens, Stijn Demeestere, Luc De Broe and Danny Stas, received high praise.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Greenille Private Client (formerly Greenille by Laga) quoted by De Tijd regarding post-divorce wealth management
9 December 2019
Bart Verdickt, Patrizia 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.
Greenille Private Client team (formerly Greenille by Laga) recommended in Who's Who Legal guide for Private Clients
5 December 2019
Alain Laurent Verbeke, Mathieu 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.