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Belgian Code of Economic Law

The acquisition of real estate by e-mail is now considered as legally valid

Are parties allowed to enter into a real estate sales agreement by e-mail? In its judgement of 19 December 2016, the court of appeal of Antwerp concluded that they are not. The court decided that a real estate sales agreement concluded by e‑mail does not have any legal validity, not even as prima facie evidence.

Protection of trade secrets. Finally a legal framework.

The effective and efficient protection of trade secrets or know-how was quite challenging until recently, as there was no general legal framework for the protection of trade secrets in Belgian law.

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