Peeters Advocaten-Avocats

Full-Service Business Law Firm in Brussels

Peeters Advocaten-Avocats

Alfons Gossetlaan 54 B 11
Groot-Bijgaarden

Brussels 1702
Belgium

Phone+32 (2) 747 4007
Fax +32 (2) 304 8113

Website www.peeters-law.be
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Law Firm Overview

Peeters Advocaten-Avocats is a full service business and corporate law firm located in Brussels, providing legal services to companies on a national and an international level. Legal areas include incorporation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, contracts and transactions, real estate, administrative and environmental law, banking and finance, intellectual property, information technology-media, data protection and privacy, employment law, tax law, sports law, art trade law, and more. The firm offers litigation and dispute resolution such as arbitration and mediation.

The multi-disciplinary team consists of very experienced attorneys and lawyers, who closely follow up any evolution in case law and legal doctrine, new legislation, legal issues and new legal technology. The firm seeks tailor-made solutions for clients and offers assistance in Dutch, French or English.

Founded in 2009, Peeters Advocaten – Avocats provides pro bono legal services to Make-A-Wish® Belgium- Flanders.

Year this Office was Established: 2009

Languages: Dutch, French, English, German, Russian

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Partners

Alain De Jonge Mr. Alain De Jonge
Partner
Business and Industry, Elder Law, Energy, Environmental Law, Estate and Trust

Marcel Houben Mr. Marcel Houben
Partner
Discrimination, Employee Benefits, Employees Rights, Employment, ERISA

Leo Peeters Mr. Leo Peeters
Partner
Aerospace Law, Agency and Distributorship, Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Arbitration, Art and Culture

Griet Verfaillie Mrs. Griet Verfaillie
Partner
Advertising, Automotive, Commercial Law, Communication, Computer and Software



Associates

Mr. Vincent Brouwers
Associate
Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Litigation

Mathieu Maniet Mr. Mathieu Maniet
Associate
Agency and Distributorship, Automotive, Business Law, Commercial Law, Competition Law

Leila Mstoian Mrs. Leila Mstoian
Associate
Bankruptcy, Credit and Mortgage, Debt Relief, Debtor and Creditor, Discrimination

Lynn Pype Ms. Lynn Pype
Associate
Commercial Law, Communication, Computer and Software, Consumer Law, Contracts


Affiliations

  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • l'Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA)
  • European Employment Lawyer Association (EELA)

More Information on Peeters Advocaten-Avocats

Corporate Law and M&A
Commercial Law
Real Estate
Finance and Banking
Intellectual Property
Information Technology - Media
Litigation and Arbitration
Peeters Advocaten-Avocats News and Publications

Articles Published by Peeters Advocaten-Avocats

 Pledge on a Business Must Be Registered in the Pledge Register in Belgium

Creditors who received a pledge on a business before the new Law on Pledges entered into force, have until 31 December 2018 to register their pledge in the Pledge Register.

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 Changes to the Law on the Financing of SMEs in Belgium

A new Act on the financing of SMEs is imposing creditors and credit intermediaries to be more transparent concerning information they are required to provide SMEs wishing to take out a loan. This will make it easier for debtors to make a choice with regard to credit terms on one side and securities and guarantees on the other.

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 Sales at a Loss in Belgium and the EU

The European Court of Justice recently again gave a decision on whether or not a Spanish legislation on selling at a loss is in conflict with the European Directive on unfair commercial practices.

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 Reform of the Insolvency Law in Belgium: To an Extended Application

The law of 11 August 2017 that adds Book XX "Insolvency of Enterprises" into the Code of Economic Law enters into force on 1 May 2018.

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 Law on Pledges and Pledge Register in Practice in Belgium

On 1 January 2018, the new Law on Movable Securities of 11 July 2013 (hereinafter referred to as the "Law on Pledges") and the Pledge Register entered into force.

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 New Law on Money Laundering and Prevention of Terrorism in Belgium & EU

On 16 October 2017, the new law on money laundering and prevention of terrorism has entered into force.

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 The Property Manager and the Crossroad Bank of Enterprises in Belgium

Since 1 April 2017 all property managers of an association of co-owners (“ACO”) must be registered with the Crossroad Bank of Enterprises (“CBE”).

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 The "UBO Register" in Belgium - A New Instrument in the Fight Against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

The UBO register, or the "register of ultimate beneficial owners", has been introduced by the law of 18 September 2017 transpositing Directive (UE) 2015/849 into Belgian law.

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 Chamber in Belgium Approves Amendments to the RREC Act

On 5 October 2017, the bill amending the Regulated Real Estate Companies Act of 12 May 2014 (“GVV-wet”) was approved by the Chamber of Representatives and submitted to the King for ratification.

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 Road Book on Private Mergers and Acquisitions in Belgium (part 4) - Acquisition Finance

This section of our M&A road book briefly describes the main sources and developments of financing of the majority of the Belgian M&A transactions as well as certain financing issues that need to be considered and adhered to when financing a deal.

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 Amendment of the Law on Forced Co-Ownership in Belgium - Upcoming Legislation

On 7 March 2017, a working group on co-ownership, founded by the Minister of Justice Koen Geens, presented a memorandum of recommendation regarding co-ownership. This document contains concrete proposals to make the management of apartment buildings more efficient.

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 The Geo-Blocking of Digital Media in the EU Will Soon Belong in the Past

Netflix subscribers have most likely already had the experience of not being able to watch their TV shows or movies during a stay in another EU Member State because these are unavailable over there. In the future, it will not be the case anymore.

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 The Preservation of Foreign Bank Accounts Is Made Easier in the EU

As from 18 January 2017, it is possible to proceed with preservation of bank account(s) of a debtor holding one or more bank accounts in another member state of the European Union.

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 Crowdfunding in Belgium - Update

Since 1 February 2017 Crowdfunding finally has a legal framework, so, from now on, crowdfunding platforms must obtain permission from the Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA).

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 Can Victims of Infringements of Competition Law Take Action for Damages in Belgium and the EU?

The law of 6 June 2017 facilitates the action for damages for victims of infringements of competition law.

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 Privacy and the GDPR in Your Company in Belgium - It Is Time to Take Action

In less than a year before the entry into force of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), it is time to take action.

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 Road Book on Private M&A in Belgium (Part 3): Due Execution of the Agreement and Completion

After the structuring of the business transfer and the execution of certain preliminary-agreements (phase 1), the due diligence and the negotiations about the sale and purchase agreement (phase 2), a third phase starts in the context of a private M&A transaction, namely the due execution and completion of the agreement.

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 Road Book on Private M&A in Belgium (Part 2): The (Legal) Due Diligence and Sale and Purchase Agreement

Once the initial “pre-contract” agreements as referred to in the first part of our M&A road book have been executed, a next phase of the route of the private M&A transaction starts, namely the due diligence and the sale and purchase agreement.

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 Road Book on Mergers & Acquisitions in Belgium (Part 1)

This first chapter of this road book relates to the structuring of the private M&A transaction and the route of such transaction to be taken up to the execution of certain preliminary agreements, commonly used in Belgian private M&A transactions.

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