Newsletter 03-2016

Dear reader, please find herewith our Newsletter with the following content:

legal consequences for your company

On Thursday 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom (UK) voted in a historic referendum to leave the European Union (EU); 51.9% chose for "Brexit" and 48.1% disapproved.
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Coming soon, alternative financing
platforms and start-up funds for
financing start-up companies

Thanks to the introduction of alternative funding platforms and start-up funds, hopefully, it will soon be possible to mobilise private capital in order to assist start-up companies and benefit from tax relief on personal tax, via these structures.
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MTE v Hungary, a new development
in the liability of Internet Providers

A new ruling of the European Court of Human Rights provides some nuance regarding the liability of Internet Providers for their users’ responses.
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New directive must provide
stronger protection of trade secrets
in the European Union (Part I)

On 15 June 2016 Directive (EU) 2016/943 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2016 on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure (hereinafter:"the directive") was published.
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New directive must provide
stronger protection of trade secrets
in the European Union (Part II)

The new directive (EU) 2016/943 provides trade secret holders with an additional tool to act against the unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure of their trade secrets.
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Discrimination on the work floor:
A new item of attention
for the (near) future?

Is the broad attention in the media for a recent decision of the employment tribunal of Ghent in a case involving discrimination on the basis of age an indication of the growing importance of the regulations concerning discrimination or was that broad attention mainly due to the identity of the accused party?
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Peeters Advocaten-Avocats
participated at the

Our team participated on Sunday 5 June 2016 at the seventh edition of the "Advocatenrun" in the Colonial Palace in Tervuren.
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