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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The “management of certain intangible assets” scheme - Patent Box

The international homologation of the fiscal framework of Andorra is a reality. In effect, in October 2018 the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) approved the regulatory changes implemented in Andorra in recent years…