The Tax, Finance and Legal task force needs your participation!

One of the British Chamber’s task forces is the Tax, Finance and Legal (TFL) task force. Its members include representatives of large to medium size accounting and tax firms, law firms, and some of the largest banks. The Tax, Finance and Legal task force delivers regular seminars on practical tax, financial, economic and legal issues and updates for (international) businesses operating in Belgium.  These seminars … Continue reading The Tax, Finance and Legal task force needs your participation!

Task Forces, Brexit and the legal perspective with Helena Raulus

We talk to Helena Raulus of the UK Law Societies, Chair of our Single Market Task Force and member of the EU – UK Future Relations Committee What are your biggest priorities at the moment? As Head of the UK Law Societies’ Brussels Office, my daily work revolves mainly around Brexit right now. I have a particular expertise on the different forms of EU cooperation … Continue reading Task Forces, Brexit and the legal perspective with Helena Raulus

Are you our next Tax, Finance and Legal Task Force Chair?

Our Tax, Finance & Legal Task Force is in search of a new chair. The task force consists of experts from member companies – in the fields of tax, finance, and legal matters – and aims to help chamber members understand the practical issues of doing business in Belgium, including new regulatory developments. As our President Thomas Spiller highlighted a few weeks ago, the benefits … Continue reading Are you our next Tax, Finance and Legal Task Force Chair?

What a notary can do for you as an expat with Berquin Notaries

As one of our presenters at this year’s Expat Financial Affairs, Tim Carnewal of Berquin Notaries took the time to take part in a radio interview to tell us about what a notary does and how they can help you as an expat living in Brussels. He also tells us about the insights he’ll be offering during his session at the event on October 3rd. … Continue reading What a notary can do for you as an expat with Berquin Notaries

One more step in the fight against so-called “fake self-employed status” – Amendment of the Belgian Act

Fake-Self Employed contractors – a well known issue in Belgium, but what’s in it today and how to avoid possible fines? Sophie Maes, partner at Claeys & Engels, joined us to clarify the current rules and to highlight the recent changes that will go in practice as of 1 January 2013. All the members who attended the seminar were either self-employed contractors or have one … Continue reading One more step in the fight against so-called “fake self-employed status” – Amendment of the Belgian Act

Wills: Something you have to do before you die

Claire Trotel from Snow Hill Legal, Christopher Thubron and Steve Wheeler from Moore Stephens and Marc Quaghebeur from De Broeck Van Laere & Partners, joined us for a seminar to demystify the necessity of a will. Not because they want part of your money, but because dying in Belgium could be a very costly experience for your heirs. The intro of the seminar already indicated … Continue reading Wills: Something you have to do before you die