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Keeping your eyes on the road to success in the highly regulated automotive industry while handling all legal and tax compliance issues is challenging and not without risk. Our dedicated automotive team assists you with those issues so you can drive your business to new technological developments and to the envisaged success.

New rules for online influencers
News - 25 October 2018

New rules for online influencers

As an automotive player you obviously want your brand, products or services to be well-known by the public but also more specifically by selected target groups....
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News - 10 August 2018

Belgian rules on use of surveillance cameras revised

This newsflash discusses the main provisions of the revised Belgian Camera Act.
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Blockchain and GDPR: is a clash really inevitable?
Article - 02 August 2018

Blockchain and GDPR: is a clash really inevitable?

From a legal perspective, blockchain raises questions, in particular with the EU data protection framework. Can these problems be overcome?
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Mobility budget (finally) launched !
Article - 31 July 2018

Mobility budget finally launched

On Thursday 26 July 2018, the Belgian government approved the draft bill on the mobility budget, which would enter into force on October 1st, 2018. Compared...
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Free flows of personal data

EU and Japan agree on free flows of personal data – Will South Korea be next in line?

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Integrated approach

Today the automotive industry is impacted by even more areas of law than ever before. You deal with a broad range of questions, such as ‘What should I do to be data protection compliant when exchanging data with dealers, suppliers or customers?’ ‘How do I restructure my dealer network taking into account consumer’s changing demand?’ and ‘What are the conditions to import vehicles / parts into the EU?’ These are all questions which require an integrated approach.

Multidisciplinary team

To best respond to your needs, we have adopted a multidisciplinary approach. Our team is composed of attorneys-at-law who have an extensive experience in automotive matters combined with an in-depth understanding of the local legal culture and the way EU law is applied. The team brings together experts in the following areas: market practices, commercial, competition, international trade, income tax, VAT, customs, financial, corporate and M&A, administrative and litigation.

How can we help you?

Thanks to our integrated approach, we assist you with every aspect of your business: risk assessment with regard to regulatory aspects, strategic advice, product development, tax position, drafting contracts, handling complex transactions from inception to closing, administrative issues, representing you in court and in alternative dispute resolution. We also handle:

  • protection, exploitation and enforcement of intellectual property rights
  • product liability and recalls
  • assistance in tax ruling procedures