Spotlight on Belgium — trends in the legal landscape

One might expect that, with this fifth issue of a quarterly newsletter, we would be able to rely on the cyclical nature of things and simply model this Spotlight on Belgium after our very first issue. This is not the case, however, as we believe that everything is in a constant state of flux — and nowhere is this more apparent than in the field of law.

Indeed, several legal measures have recently entered into force or will do so in the following few weeks. In social law, there is the new obligation to motivate the reasons when dismissing an employee, as Pierre Dion illustrates. Kim Möric sheds light on the new annual environmental charge on parking spaces attached to office buildings located in the Brussels-Capital Region. Lastly, books VI and X of the Belgian Commercial Code may soon enter into force, as Joris Beckers discusses in his article.

On the other side of the scale, other legislation disappears from the codices. At the end of 2013, the social-housing obligation for housing projects has been nullified. Els Empereur and Ive Van Giel report on the impact of this decision on existing contracts…

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