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Acquisition: LMBD assisted Tom&Co in the acquisition of Pharmapets and Vetostore

A team headed by Frederic Deltour assisted Tom & Co group in the framework of the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Barq Europe NV (and affiliates) who operate…

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The Cassation Appeals

In this book, Mr Bruno Maes and Mr Fabrice Mourlon Beernaert, two LMBD partners, together with other eminent authors from different professional groups, approach the cassation appeal in civil cases (including social cases), in criminal cases, in disciplinary cases and in administrative cases, both theoretically and practically.

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Royal Decree of January 11, 2024: appointment of Fabrice Mourlon Beernaert as a lawyer to the Supreme Court (Hof van Cassatie / Cour de cassation).
Leaders League

LMBD – Business law firm has once again been ranked in the Leaders League classification of Best Law firms for 2023. LMBD is regarded as an excellent law firm for…

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Transaction: PKF Pallets and Foresco Group

Harold Minjauw assisted the Dutch reference shareholder of PKF Pallets (The Netherlands) and its Dutch lead counsel HerikVerhulst on the Belgian legal aspects and documentation relating to PKF Pallets BV’s…

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Investment in 3E

Harold Minjauw assisted one of the reference shareholders of Brussels headquartered 3E ( ) in the framework of India’s ReNew Power’s investment in 3E (October 2022).

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Simple Partnership

Me Mourlon Beernaert has published (with Maximilien Arnoldy) an article relating to the judgment of the Cour de cassation (Belgian Supreme Court) of September 30, 2021 : « Société simple…

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Pia Sobrana Gennari Curlo is now Member of CEPANI/CEPINA

LMBD is proud to announce that our partner Pia Sobrana Gennari Curlo has been appointed as a member of the prestigious CEPANI / CEPINA arbitration center. CEPANI / CEPINA is…

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Transaction: PerfectView CRM Online and Efficy

Harold Minjauw assisted the shareholders of PerfectView CRM Online and its Dutch lead counsel HerikVerhulst in the sale of the PerfectView shares to Belgium’s Efficy group. HerikVerhulst’s advisory team consisted…

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Acquisition : Tony’s Chocolonely – Althaea and De Laet International

A team headed by Frederic Deltour assisted Tony’s Chocolonely group in the framework of the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Althaea NV and De Laet International NV. Those…

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Harold Minjauw assisted a Belgian individual in the sale of a double veterinary practice located in West-Flanders, Belgium, to group IVC Evidensia. The transaction was closed on 29 January 2021.

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Stefaan Sonck joins LMBD

LMBD is pleased to announce that, as from December 1, Stefaan Sonck has joined its litigation department. Stefaan brings us 40 years of experience as a lawyer, having worked for…

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LMBD at 10

10 years ago, a band of friends, working in a reputed U.S. law firm, decided to launch their own Belgian, independent firm. The starting idea was simple: delivering top business…

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Acquisition – OMCO International

Harold Minjauw assisted Belgium-based OMCO International in the acquisition of two Ross companies located in South Africa and Hungary. More details can be found here  and here .

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De termijn om een (cassatie) beroep in te stellen tegen een tussenvonnis

In een recent arrest van 11 september 2020 (C19.0422.N) beslist het Hof van Cassatie dat een cassatieberoep tegen een beslissing alvorens recht te doen in een tussenvonnis moet worden ingesteld vóór het verstrijken van de termijn voor het instellen van een cassatieberoep tegen het eindvonnis

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LMBD takes over the activities of Bützler & Geinger

LMBD recently took over the activities of the “Bützler & Geinger” law firm. After a remarkable career of more than 35 years as an attorney at the Court of Cassation…

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Syntheseconclusie na de heropening van het debat en de antwoordplicht van de rechter – Cass. 9 maart 2020

De al dan niet verplichting tot het nemen van syntheseconclusie na heropening van het debat en na bekrachtiging van nieuwe conclusietermijnen – Cass. 9 maart 2020 (C.19.0185.N)

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Gerechtelijk privaatrecht …na de hervormingen van 2017-2019

B. MAES, P. VANLERSBERGHE, N. CLIJMANS en S. VAN SCHEL, Gerecchtelijk privaatrecht …na de hervormingen van 2017-2019, 10e editie, die Keure, Brugge, 2019, 501 p.

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L’arrêté royal n° 2 du 9 avril 2020 – commentaire

Prorogation des délais de prescription et des autres délais pour introduire une demande en justice et prorogation des délais de procédure ou pour exercer une voie de recours

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Bruno MAES

LMBD is proud to announce that Bruno MAES, lawyer at the Belgian Supreme Court, and his team, joined the firm as from March 2, 2020

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Le pouvoir d’appréciation du juge dans la charge de la preuve

Fabrice Mourlon Beernaert et Olivia Ledoux examinent le pouvoir d’appréciation du juge dans la charge de la preuve.

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LMBD assisted the international group AR Metallizing, in the acquisition of the company Eurofoil

A team headed by Harold Minjauw and Pierre-M. Louis assisted the international group AR Metallizing, a subsidiary group of Nissha Co., Ltd. (Japan) in the acquisition of the German company Eurofoi

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Het bewijs van nieuw recht

Het bewijs van (nog) nieuw recht: nieuw recht van bewijs. Door Fabrice Mourlon Beernaert & Tom Wera, advocaten LMBD. Lees Publicatie.

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Les nouvelles règles

Fabrice Mourlon Beernaert et Tom Wera expliquent les nouvelles règles introduites dans le Code de droit économique par une loi du 4 avril 2019. Ces règles concernent les contrats entre entreprises et donc également aux termes et conditions (générales) appliqués entre elles.

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“Weldra advocatenvennootschappen op het Tableau ?”

Bernard Dubois has authored an article “Weldra advocatenvennootschappen op het Tableau ?” published in Today’s Lawyer, February 2019, to be found here.

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New Company Code
On September 20, 2018, Fabrice Mourlon Beernaert and Tom Wera will each give a presentation during the cycle of conferences organized by seven Belgian universities about the new Company Code....
West Flanders Bar: Inaugural Address

On September 21, 2018, Bernard Dubois will deliver the inaugural address for the opening of the judicial year 2018-2019 to the new West Vlaanderen Bar Association. His speech is entitled:…

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“Duiding Koop-Verkoop van onroerende goederen”

Bernard Dubois is co-editor of “”Duiding Koop-Verkoop van onroerende goederen”, published by Larcier, to be found here

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Acquisition – specialized care

A team headed by Frederic Deltour assisted the shareholders of Réseau EQSO (network of specialized care facilities in 24 locations in Wallonia, Brussels and France) in the sale of a…

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Commentaar bij de artikelen 1-17 van het Wetboek van vennootschappen”

T. Wera, “Commentaar bij de artikelen 1-17 van het Wetboek van vennootschappen” in Duiding vennootschappen, 2017.
Published by Larcier: Read

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“Intuitus personae et sociétés”

Fabrice Mourlon Beernaert, “Intuitus personae et sociétés”, RPS-TRV, 2017, pp. 273 – 287.

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Joint ventures – Marine aggregates Poland

Harold Minjauw acted as lead attorney to DC Industrial – DC Resources / Group De Cloedt in the acquisition of a majority stake in two Polish marine aggregates concession holders…

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Acquisition – Mining sector

Harold Minjauw assisted Belgium’s industrial group Group De Cloedt / DC Industrial in the acquisition of the Norwegian and Latvian (Halsvik / Kvalsund) aggregates businesses of UK’s Aggregate Industries, a…

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Sale – Life Sciences

Fabrice Mourlon Beernaert, Frederic Deltour and Pia Sobrana Gennari Curlo have assisted Therabel Group in the sale of their shares in Therabel Gienne Pharma to Neopharmed Gentili, a company member of the…

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“L’incidence de l’arsenal répressif propre au(x) droit(s) de l’urbanisme …”

Pia Sobrana Gennari Curlo, « L’incidence de l’arsenal répressif propre au(x) droit(s) de l’urbanisme sur les contrats immobiliers et, en particulier, les prescriptions applicables aux différents régimes de responsabilité. Aperçu…

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“La preuve en matière civile et commerciale”

Fabrice Mourlon Beernaert, “La preuve en matière civile et commerciale”, 2nd edition.

Published by Wolters Kluwer : Read

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Merger – breweries

A team of LMBD Prioux led by Raphael Prioux has advised some major/reference shareholders of AB InBev in 2015 and 2016 on multiple key issues of corporate and financial law…

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Acquisition – Industry

LMBD Prioux (Harold Minjauw) assisted AR Metallizing Group, a subsidiary group of Japan’s Nissha Printing Co., Ltd., in the acquisition of all equity of Brazil’s Málaga Produtos Metalizados Ltda. The…

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“L’adresse IP est donc une ‘donnée à caractère personnel”

L’Echo, 8 novembre 2016, Pierre-M. Louis

Acquisition – Shipyard

Harold Minjauw assisted a foreign client in the acquisition of a majority stake in a European shipyard. The transaction was signed in August 2016.

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Tariffs litigation

A producer had lodged a request for annulment of several tariffs decisions taken by Brugel, the Brussels regulator, and by the CWaPE, the Walloon Region regulator. In these cases, LMBD Prioux represented Elia System…

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“De boedelbeschrijving”

Cécile De Boe, Karel Nijs, « De boedelbeschrijving », tiré à part du Répertoire Notarial, Bruxelles, Larcier, 2016, 200 p., à paraître (avec J.-Fr. van Drooghenbroeck)

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Chambers and Partners 2016 – Energy

We are pleased to announce that Pierre-M. Louis has been placed in Band 2 on the list of “Ranked Lawyers”  in the chapter Energy-Belgium of the Chambers and Partners 2016…

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La langue de la facture

Cécile Detaille, “La langue de la facture : la Belgique condamnée par la CJUE”, Les pages – Obligations, Contrats et Responsabilités, juillet-août 2016, n° 10, p. 3.

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Who’s Who Legal: Energy 2016

Pierre-M. Louis has been nominated in the Belgian chapter of the Who’s Who Legal: Energy 2016 “as one of the world’s leading practitioners” in the field.

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“Aspects internationaux de la liquidation-partage”

Cécile De Boe will speak, with Jean-Louis van Boxstael, at a conference entitled “Questions particulières en matière de partage judiciaire”, organized by the Commission Barreau-Notariat de la Province de Liège, about…

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Acquisition – Mining Sector

Harold Minjauw assisted the industrial group DC Industrial / Group De Cloedt in its acquisition of a majority shareholding interest in, and in the organisation of a joint-venture structure for,…

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Degree in corporate law – Vives Business School

Bernard Dubois obtained a degree in corporate law from the Vives Brugge Business School.

“Duty of Care towards Travelling Employees”

Karel Nijs and Cécile De Boe gave a presentation about duty of care towards travelling employees in a seminar organized by Chubb.

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“Vers une réforme, ou une révolution, du droit belge des sociétés et des associations”

L’Echo, 12 avril 2016, Fabrice Mourlon Beernaert et Pia Sobrana Gennari Curlo

“Arrêt ‘Tecom Mican’…”

Cécile De Boe, « Arrêt ‘Tecom Mican’ : la notion d’acte extrajudiciaire au sens du règlement relatif à la signification et la notification des actes judiciaires et extrajudiciaires », J.D.E.,…

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“Le Privacy Shield, successeur du Safe Harbour”

L’Echo, 08/03/2016, Pierre-M. Louis

“Pot-pourri et autres actualités de droit judiciaire”

Cécile De Boe gave a presentation in the framework of a conference about current issues of procedure law organized by the CUP .

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“Le Code judiciaire en pot-pourri: promesses, réalités et perspectives”

Cécile De Boe gave a presentation about the temporal application of the statute known as “Pot-pourri I” of October 19, 2015 in a conference organized by the UCL and the Walloon…

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“Bestrijding van namaak en piraterij”

Louis Puts gave a presentation about fighting counterfeit and piracy in the framework of the continuous legal education organized by the Vlaams Pleitgenootschap, of the Brussels Bar.

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“A la recherche du capital perdu, une madeleine à 50.000 €”

L’Echo, 9 février 2016, Fabrice Mourlon Beernaert et Pia Sobrana Gennari Curlo