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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.

Free flows of personal data
Article - 26 July 2018

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

On 17 July 2018, the European Union and Japan successfully concluded negotiations on the reciprocal finding of an adequate level of protection for ...
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Owners of Facebook Fan Pages warned by EU Court of Justice
Article - 11 July 2018

Owners of Facebook Fan Pages warned by EU Court of Justice

In its judgement of 5 June 2018, the EU Court of Justice (“CJEU”) had a clear message for owners of Facebook Fan Pages: because of your choice to use Facebook’s...
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Trade Secrets: Belgium on its way to compliance
Article - 05 July 2018

Trade Secrets: Belgium on its way to compliance

Short refresher: on 8 June 2016, the European legislator adopted a new Trade Secrets Directive. Let us have a look at its cornerstones.
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Oh Dashcam, what are thou?
Article - 03 April 2018

Oh Dashcam, what are thou?

A new law on surveillance cameras has been adopted by Belgian Parliament for entry into force on 25 May 2018 along with GDPR. Rules on the use of dashboard mounted...
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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