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November 20, 2019

During the IBA conference “Digital Operations – Manufacturing, Supply Chains and Transportation in a Digital Environment” in Hamburg, André Kegels bespoke a project of autonomous sailing on the interior waterways in Belgium.

He explained how with the present levels of a...

October 17, 2019

The Ministerial Decree of 13 September 2019 clarifies the tasks of the 'Centralized Office of Customs and Excise' and its Regional sub-offices.

The decree might affect the territorial jurisdiction of the courts by making a clear distinction between the electronic proce...

September 12, 2019

The European Union published on the 11th of June 2019 the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947 of 24 Ma 2019 on the rules and procedures for the operation of unmanned aircraft.

These rules will need to be implemented and followed by the national laws of the...

August 13, 2019

As we published earlier on this website, the Belgian and the Dutch Federation of Maritime Law and Transport Law joined forces again on the 4th of April 2019 while organizing the Belgian – Dutch Colloquium.

Our Partner Mr. Dirk Noels was one of the invited speakers. Mr....

July 4, 2019

With the ‘case distribution regulations’ of the Court of First Instance of the County of Antwerp, the involved Departments want to ensure better service, greater efficiency and higher quality in the handling of seizure cases.

This objective is currently being achieved b...

June 12, 2019

On 6 June 2019 the Belgian Constitutional Court had to decide on the conformity of the Belgian Labor Act with the Belgian Constitution. The Court asked the European Court of Justice for a preliminary ruling. 

The company ‘Middlegate Europe’ organizes the international c...

June 6, 2019

From 1 May 2019, the articles of association of companies, from their creation until the very last update of the articles of association, will be collected in a database that can be consulted online.

Copies processed before 1 May 2019 can also be consulted at the clerk...

June 6, 2019

According to the bill of 25th of April 2019 Article 782 bis judicial code will be supplemented by the following four paragraphs:

"The decision is recorded in its entirety in an electronic database, accessible to the public, of judgments and judgements of the judiciary,...

May 29, 2019

ILO (International Law Office) has recently published a new article by André Kegels and Wim Drofmans on the implications of the new Belgian Maritime Code on the arrest of sea-going vessels in Belgian waters.

You can read the entire article per following link.

If you want...

April 5, 2019

On 4 April 2019, during the plenary session of the Belgian chamber of representatives, the parliament approved the New Belgian Maritime Code.

Twelve years after the establishment of the Royal Commission charged with the revision, updating and codification of Belgian mar...

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