Tax law and patrimonial rights
Tax law is constantly on the move. As in other areas of law, we pay extra attention to keeping our expertise up to date.
In 2014, more than 107,238 pages of law, decree and other regulations have been issued.
We focus our endeavours on taxation advice to support areas that interact with your specific needs and activities. Concordes® helps you to apprehend it.
Personal asset management: Because the word “family” has a real meaning to us, Concordes® will work with you to develop the best strategy in order to assist you in the long term protecting, developing and passing on your assets.
Your family estate or business is not just a material asset; it also represents a set of values.
Concordes® will help you to put in place the organizational and decision-making structures to ensure their longevity, in an ethical and practical way.
Concordes® is the only Law firm specialising in the hotel industry in Belgium.
The founder, Philippe SIMONART, is the attorney of several associations and major companies in this area, at both national and european levels.
Thanks to that, he presents a particular expertise in the matter and helps you to anticipate consequences of legal changes.
We understand your needs, meeting various legal matters as:
- tax (local – “ City tax” – and federal : VAT…) ;
- labour (individual and collective aspects) ;
- corporate (mergers and acquisitions, contracts, commercial practices, competition) ;
- real estate ;
- public health and food regulations (HACCP, AFSCA) ;
- intellectual property.
Corporate - Commercial law
Maintaining a consistent focus on the matter in hand – and on our client’s objectives – we take a dynamic approach, a sharp commercial insight complementing our legal knowledge.
A wealth of experience across various areas feeds our close collaboration with large and small companies.
The advice we offer is lucid and practical. Identifying ourselves closely with our clients’ business, we aim to carry their cause and even open the way to new possibilities.
Concordes® advise on all aspects of the acquisition and disposal of businesses: Mergers & acquisitions, Private equity and venture capital…
We don’t see a transaction in isolation. Each project we undertake contributes to building and strengthening the working relationship with our client: trade practices (advertising and consumer law, abusive practices and unfair competition) as well as distribution law, competition law and regulatory aspects; commercial negotiations and optimizations.
Real estate - Asset management
Real estate is a key value in Belgium.
Your investment and its profitability deserve legal certainty, from purchase, financing and development, to letting, ongoing management and sale. We will assess what are the important clauses and advise you on areas where your position can be protected.
Once a real estate contract is signed, stepping back is no longer an option.
Some conditions must then be satisfied beforehand to prevent disputes, even though litigation seemed unlikely.
Therefore, you better confer with a real estate lawyer, sooner than later.
Since MiFID, the financial sector and its regulations are in constant evolution. Complexity has never stopped increasing.
Asset management companies present specifications not taken into account by large structures of legal advisers.
However, your customs, needs and obligations deserve specific attention.
(asset managers, trustees, private individuals and foundations in connection with asset management and investment funds).
We aim at legal certainty with the authorities, your collaborators and clients.
Regulation and legislation are constantly changing and you need a team that remains up to-date.
Our modern legal practice encompasses many angles and skills ranging from the obvious legal technical ability to business and practical skills in dealing with cases in the most efficient manner.
Working time is an important part of everyone’s life. Therefore, you deserve to receive the best legal representation and the highest level of consideration at all times.
Mr Laurent Massaux, highly experienced and skilled employment lawyer, is dedicated to providing prompt, practical and authoritative legal advice.
Since 2013, Laurent has been acting as deputy judge at the Labour Court of Brussels.
We do not recommend using ready made employment agreement found on the Internet. We are skilled and experienced in advising on how to manage and resolve employment problems, when possible through our assistance in mediation and alternative dispute resolution procedures.
We have worked on many precedent-setting cases related to your activities.
Belgium has probably the highest employment tax or payroll tax in the world. It may have very serious financial and legal consequences to individuals and businesses, doesn’t it? Concordes® have the knowledge and resources to assist you and your business in dealing with these complex issues.
We identify and advise on any inherent problems in your business’s employment tax compliance processes and procedures.
We also aim to keep costs as manageable as possible throughout the course of our collaboration.