PwC Legal the new name for Law Square

As of 1 July 2018Law Square will be known as PwC Legal. A whole new website will be launched in the coming months. Nothing else changes: our firm, our business and our people remain the same, although we plan further expansion in the coming months. We continue to be an independent law firm, with committed lawyers delivering relevant, innovative and forward-looking legal advice to businesses and firms.

10 August, 2018

The Brexit Clock is Ticking – Brexit Alert No. 1: “hard Brexit more likely than not”

231 days until Brexit Time is running out – Hard Brexit more likely than not Brexit is a ‘separation’ in a highly difficult political and legislative environment involving many actors & decision makers at many levels, with at times conflicting interests. With only 8 months to go BEFORE BREXIT on 30 March 2019 both the EU Commission and the different EU governments (including the UK) have asked business to prepare contingency plans (for a hard Brexit) and in any case to be ready for new trading and border arrangements between the EU and the...read more

31 July, 2018

Function-based approach to the VAT exemption of transactions concerning payments and transfers confirmed by the CJEU

The DPAS case of the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) was released on 25 July 2018. Addressing a topical subject with the opening up of the payment services market realised by the introduction of the Payment Services Directive II, it relates to the scope of the VAT exemption of transactions concerning payments or transfers.…read more

13 July, 2018

PwC Legal (formerly Law Square) advised on the sale of Soliver of Roeselare to AGP Glass

We congratulate our client AGP Glass in the closing of its acquisition of car glass foil producer Soliver of Roeselare. We are proud to have advised during the due diligence and various legal aspects of the transaction agreements. We wish AGP Glass a very successful start in Belgium and good luck with their further steps into the EU market.…read more

2 July, 2018

PwC Legal (formerly Law Square) participated as legal expert in Netwerk Ondernemen’s fourth Scale-Up Marathon on the legal (and tax) aspects of internationalization

PwC Legal (formerly Law Square) together with PwC contributed to an interesting session on the tax and legal aspects of internationalization during the fourth edition of the Scale-Up Marathon. The event was hosted by Netwerk Ondernemen in the Lamot Congress and Heritage Center (Mechelen). In the audience were various scale-ups from different sectors.…read more

25 June, 2018

CEO Round Table, the BREXIT Clock is Ticking : Time is running out, 274 days left

On 28 and 29 June 2018, the European Council will meet for a super summit before the summer: the state of play of the BREXIT negotiations will be one of the many hot topics to be discussed. At present, negotiations are not going well: the UK is not able to propose a solution for Northern Ireland and many other questions are still open.…read more

14 June, 2018

The Fairness Tax Clock is ticking!

In its judgement of 1 March 2018, the Constitutional Court annulled the Fairness Tax. The Constitutional Court however limited the legal consequences of the annulment. In particular, the Court maintained the consequences of the Fairness Tax for assessment years 2014 to 2018, except for the redistribution of dividends, which falls within the ambit of the Parent-Subsidiary Directive.…read more

6 June, 2018

Law Square attorneys advised on the sale of Boris Agency to the Wasserman group

On 31 May, Wasserman, the US headquartered global sports, marketing and entertainment agency, acquired Boris Agency, a well-reputed Belgian experiential marketing and brand activation agency. Law Square is proud on having advised the owners of Boris Agency throughout the acquisition process and on having fulfilled post-deal management consultancy roles in conjunction with PwC, who advised the sellers on the financial aspects.…read more

25 May, 2018

Lawsquare assists Banimmo in its divestment in Dolce La Hulpe and its acquisition of Dolce Chantilly

The Real Estate department of Law Square acted as the legal advisor of Banimmo SA in the divestment of its share in the real estate complex Dolce La Hulpe located in La Hulpe, Belgium and the acquisition of the full ownership of the real estate complex Dolce Chantilly, located in Chantilly, France.…read more

24 May, 2018

Law Square assisted Alma FRC with the acquisition of Débé

Law Square acted as the legal advisor to Alma F.R.C. in its acquisition of J. De Beukelaer NV (“Débé”), a well-know Belgian manufacturer of quality insoles for shoes. Alma F.R.C., a French headquartered group with multinational footprint, is one of the major producers of leather and textile care products and universal shoe accessories.…read more

17 May, 2018

Law Square assisted Arbonia with the acquisition of Vasco Group

Law Square and PwC assisted Arbonia, a Swiss stock exchange and market-leader provider of heating, ventilation and air condition solutions, in its acquisition of Vasco Group, the market leader for radiators in Benelux. We are very pleased to participate in Arbonia’s expansion in the European market. We have provided legal, financial, tax, IFRS, pension and HR services across countries in an integrated way.…read more