The Legal 500 rankings are out: KOAN and 6 KOAN lawyers are leaders in their field

We are proud to announce that our law firm features in multiples categories of The Legal 500 rankings, starting with its listing as a top-tier Belgian firm for Media and Entertainment. Our colleague Antoine Druetz was also named a “Leading Lawyer” in the Not-for-profit category. And that’s not all: six of our colleagues were also […]

FAIB lunch-debate on “Organising the management and delegation of powers within a/an (international) non-profit association” – 27 April 2017

Antoine Druetz and Alix Degrez will speak about: “Organising the management and delegation of powers within a/an (international) non-profit association ” during the seminar organised by The Federation of European & International Associations based in Belgium on April 27, 2017, at the Novotel Brussels Centre Tour Noire. The speakers will review all theoretical and practical aspects around […]

Seminar at “Mundo-J Academy: Specific Belgian Employment law contracts for non-profit associations” – 25 April 2017

Robert De Baerdemaeker and Antoine Druetz, partners at KOAN Law Firm and Hugues Thibaut, International Affairs Manager at Group S will speak about: “Specific Belgian Employment law contracts for non-profit associations” during the seminar organised by  Mundo-J Academy, April 25, 2017, Brussels. The aim of this session is to: Provide a general overview of the […]

Chambers and Partners ranks KOAN as the top Belgian law firm for Media

Agnès Maqua and Christine De Keersmaeker, co-heads of the KOAN TMT  & IP-team: “We are very proud to announce that Chambers and Partners has ranked us as Belgium’s top law firm for Media. This is a reward for our whole team. It’s by bringing together our high-level expertise and experience, that we’ve been privileged to […]

Seminar: “Legal considerations for establishing a presence in Belgium” – Great success!

On 29th of March 2017, the office of BI&E in London, in collaboration with Visit Brussels, has organized a seminar “Brussels, the European Hub for International Associations”. This event which took place at the residence of the Ambassador of Belgium in London was attended by more than thirty people involved in the British associations sector. […]

NEWS-FLASH: Supreme Court declares cheerleader’s uniform eligible for copyright protection – Christine De Keersmaeker

Supreme court declares cheerleader’s uniform eligible for copyright protection  ( https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/16pdf/15-866_0971.pdf ) Would our Belgian cheerleader’s uniforms also be eligible for copyright protection ? Yes, fashion garments can indeed benefit from copyright protection under Belgian law ( Book XI, Title 5 (in particular, Chapters 1 and 2) of the Belgian Economic Code, replacing the Belgian […]

Seminar on “Brussels, European Hub for International Associations – News & Updates

Antoine Druetz partner at KOAN Law Firm and Stéphanie Biden,  partner at Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB) will speak about: “Legal considerations for establishing a presence in Belgium” during the seminar organised by The Ambassador of Belgium to the United Kingdom and Brussels Invest & Export, March 29, 2017, at the Ambassador’s residence in London. If […]

Info-Flash: “Communication au public par câble: ce qu’il faut retenir de l’arrêt AKM C. ZÜRS.NET rendu par la CJUE” – Agnès Maqua & Charlotte Beeckmans

La Cour de Justice de l’Union Européenne – dans un arrêt de ce 16 mars 2017 (C-138/16 en cause : AKM versus Zürs.net) – confirme les principes relatifs à la Communication au Public, aujourd’hui bien établis. Après avoir rappelé (en se référant à multiples reprises à son arrêt du 31 mai 2016, Reha Training, C-117/15, EU : […]