VDE LEGAL assists a broad clientele of companies and self-employed persons in the field of company law. VDE LEGAL’s activity in this regard is very broad and covers the following areas in particular:
legal structure, corporate governance, incentive plans (stock options), delegation of authority; Assistance and advice to managers and shareholders on issues specific to their status; Support in structuring and legal optimization of companies (social law, tax law, environmental law)
Implementation of legal audits; Drafting and negotiation of contractual documents
Commercial and economic law
We offer our clients services related to company foundations, selection of their legal and financial structure, relationships between partners, the functioning of corporate bodies (Board of Directors, General Meeting), trade practices and drafting of all types of contracts. We assist them in all types of legal disputes between traders and between traders and consumers.
Social Law and Labour Law
We advise our clients, employers, workers and their organisations in the private and public sectors, in all aspects of employment law (both individual and collective) and social security and especially in the context of restructuring, transfer of undertaking and discrimination.
Companies in difficulty
We provide advice and assistance on bankruptcy, judicial composition, liquidation, debt rescheduling and provisional administration. In addition, we advise and provide representation for our clients in connection with seizures and executions.
In the field of taxation, we work with all corporate tax issues (Isoc - Impôt sur les sociétés) and, in particular, transactions under company law, investments, financial transactions; and we also deal with personal taxation issues. We also have expertise in VAT, public tax and international taxation. We also manage tax planning issues. In addition to providing advice, we assist taxpayers in disputes with the tax authorities, both in the administrative phase and before the courts.
Banking and Finance Law
We have extensive experience in banking and stock market transactions. We take part in the conclusion and recovery of commercial loans, consumer loans, stock market transactions and wealth management, both from a litigation and an advisory point of view.
Intellectual Property - Law of information and communication
VDE LEGAL provides advice as part of its intellectual property practice as well as in the field of information and communication law.
We also cover issues relating to the intellectual rights of authors and creators, as well as those of performers. Similarly, we take into account and defend the interests of companies and stakeholders in the arts and media sectors.
We also handle the entire set of problems arising from commercial exploitation of the various intellectual property rights; this includes advertising law, media law – radio, television and the Internet.
Criminal law of business affairs
In an economic world increasingly governed by criminal law, VDE LEGAL has developed recognized expertise in criminal law.
VDE LEGAL acts for and represents individuals and companies in criminal proceedings before Belgian courts and tribunals, both in connection with financial offences committed in Belgium, and in connection with the execution in Belgium of an international or European arrest warrant based on acts committed abroad.
We provide our clients with advice on restrictive practices of competition, abuse of dominant position, mergers and joint ventures, state aid and other issues of european law. We also undertake proceedings before the european commission, the court of justice and the court of first instance of the european communities, as well as before the belgian competition authorities.