News articles written by Maya Van Belleghem

ELTIF Regulation amendments: A provisional agreement has been reached 

27 October 2022

On 19 October 2022, a little less than  a year after the Commission presented its original proposal to amend the European Long-Term Investment Funds (“ELTIF”) Regulation (“Regulation”) and following a month of negotiations, the European Parliament and the Council, under the Czech presidency, have reached a provisional agreement on the amendments of the Regulation to

Belgium fine-tunes the tax framework for ELTIFs

15 July 2022

On 15 July 2022, the tax framework for ELTIFs has been completed with the necessary exemptions of Belgian withholding tax (WHT). As a recall, the law of 21 January 2022 on various tax provisions provides a tax framework for European long-term investment funds according to three principles: Corporate tax neutrality of the investment company Avoidance

Modification to ELTIF Regulation: Trilogues are ready to start

21 June 2022

On 25 May 2022, the Council reviewed and validated the Commission’s proposal amending Regulation (EU) 2015/760 on European long-term investment funds (ELTIF), following which the Economic and Monetary Committee of the EU parliament adopted its own position on the proposal on 20 June 2022. See our previous Newsflash for more information and background. Priorities In

A great jumpstart to 2022: Belgium adopts a new tax framework for ELTIFs

14 January 2022

Before Christmas, there was good news on the tax and economic front: a draft law on various tax provisions proposing to extend the tax regime of Belgian regulated investment funds to “European long-term investment funds” (ELTIFs) was presented to parliament.  The draft law was adopted yesterday, meaning that Belgium’s now well-equipped with the appropriate investment

Santa Claus has brought us a new tax framework for ELTIF investment funds to boost our Belgian economy !

22 December 2021

Some good news on the tax and economic fronts. Belgium is getting equipped with the appropriate investment vehicle for its long-term financing needs in private-public infrastructure, SMEs, digitalisation, greening of the economy, social projects, etc. The draft law on various tax provisions currently before the parliament proposes to extend the tax regime of Belgian regulated

New EU Directive and Regulation facilitating cross-border distribution of investment funds

21 July 2019

On 20 June 2019, the European Parliament and the Council introduced a more harmonised framework on cross-border distribution of funds. The aim of the new Directive 2019/1160 and the Regulation 2019/1156 is to reduce regulatory roadblocks or barriers that hinder cross-border distribution of funds within the EU and to enhance fund managers’ ability to fully