Entries by Bianca

Odebrecht Files for Reorganization – Largest Case in Brazil

Brazilian powerhouse Odebrecht filed for the largest reorganization procedure in Brazil, with a total debt of BRL 98.5 Billion (approx. USD 25.25 Billion). Odebrecht started out in 1944 as a construction company, and diversified its investments into infrastructure, energy and oil & gas, among other fields. At its peak, Odebrecht employed circa 190 thousand people, […]

General Data Protection Law Amendment approved by Brazilian Congress

The Brazilian congress recently approved Provisional Measure no. 869/2018, and its final enactment depends now on the sanction by Brazilian President Mr. Jair Bolsonaro. Regardless of the pending enactment, however, the mentioned piece of legislation is already valid and in force. Provisional Measure no. 869/2018 aims at amending the recently passed General Data Protection Law […]

Internet of Things (“IoT”) Consultation

In recent years, an increasing number of household items such as speakers, televisions and freezers are becoming “smart” and making using of Internet of Things (“IoT”) solutions. The increase in such products looks set to continue but with such technological advancements come security risks, exemplified by the exploitation of IoT devices by the Mirai botnet. […]

Join us! FLINN Cup – Inter Law Firm Competition

The FLINN Cup is the 7th regatta of the Ostend Cup series, organized by Ostend Sailing each year during the first week-end of September. It includes a friendly INTER LAW FIRM COMPETITION amongst Belgian and International Law Firms. We would like to invite you to the second edition of the FLINN CUP which will take place this year on 7 […]

CETA Opinion from the CJEU

The Brussels Office of the UK Law Societies and Flinn Law firm held a panel discussion Tuesday morning, 14 May, about the EU Court of Justice (CJEU) Opinion (delivered on 30th April) regarding the CETA Investment Court System (ICS) and the autonomy of EU Law. In the Court’s Opinion the CETA Investment Court System is […]

UK: Parental bereavement: New guidance

Most employers will recognise the need to show compassion and support when faced with an employee whose child has died. However, from April 2020 bereaved parents will be entitled to paid leave under the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018. You can read full article here from Boyes Turner.

What to expect when selling your tech company?

A successful tech business will inevitably attract attention from would be suitors and so at some point, the founding shareholders will be required to make a decision as to the extent to which they want to retain autonomy for driving its day-to-day operations and the level of their own investment going forwards.  Read full article […]