Reform of the matrimonial property law: implications for the spouse who is professionnaly active through a company

Reform of the matrimonial property law: implications for the spouse who is professionnaly active through a company

Common shares of which the membership rights are own. In case of spouses who are married under the legal regime with community of acquisitions, the professional income generated by each individual spouse is considered as community property. In this context, each spouse continues to have professional autonomy and can make his own professional choices, without the interference of the other spouse. To strengthen this professional autonomy, the 2018 reform of the matrimonial property law clarified and further developed the former rules provided for in article 1401,5° of the Civil Code regarding the membership rights of common shares. Today, the membership…


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The new Belgian CAC also introduces a new governance model for public limited companies (‘NV’)

The new Belgian CAC also introduces a new governance model for public limited companies (‘NV’)

The draft of the new Companies and Associations Code (CAC) includes a new governance model for public limited companies (‘naamloze vennootschappen’, abbreviated into ‘NVs’). Henceforth, companies will have the choice between three governance models: the already existing monistic model; the sole director model; and the dualistic model consisting of a management board and a supervisory board. The new CAC also broadens the possibilities for appointing the managing director and defining his/her/its powers. Monistic governance model – weakening of the ad nutum withdrawal Publicly listed companies governed in accordance with the monistic model are managed by a traditional board comprising at…


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