Royal Decree of 10 July 2016: a new start for alternative investment funds investing in non-listed companies and growth businesses?
On 4 August 2016, the Royal Decree on alternative investment funds investing in non-listed companies and growth businesses was published in the Belgian State Gazette. Its main objective is a new start for investment companies with fixed capital investing in non-listed companies and growth businesses (Public Privaks) (“Publieke Privak”/“Pricaf Publique”). The objective The Royal Decree
This summer, the Parliament adopted a range of new tax measures (more details below). Other measures are currently under review at the Chamber or pending before the State Council. More details on the new tax measures are announced on our website: Tax reform in Belgium. Patent income deduction The Act of 3 August 2016 providing
Amendment of AIFM Law in view of the implementation of a new real estate investment vehicle, the FIIS
On 20 July 2016, the Parliament voted on Program Act II modifying amongst others the Belgian Act of 19 April 2014 on alternative investment funds and their managers (AIFM Law). These modifications were necessary to enable the adoption of a new royal decree implementing a new regime for real estate investment funds referred to as “Fonds
On Thursday 23 June 2016, a historic referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU was held, with the ‘Leave’ result announced the following day. The aftermath now requires careful consideration of the potential short and medium term scenarios the UK government could take in the following months and years and the potential effects each
The draft Program Act of 28 June 2016 contains several tax rules applicable to the existing Belgian Regulated Real Estate Company (RREC*) and the new Belgian Real Estate Investment Fund (FIIS**) and creates the legal basis for the Belgian government to issue decrees implementing the FIIS regime. Final legislation is expected to be published during
EU countries reach political agreement on Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive: impacts on the real estate industry The EU-28 Finance Ministers reached political agreement on 21 June 2016 on the Council Directive laying down rules against tax avoidance practices that directly affect the functioning of the internal market (also known as ATAD). Ministers decided not to include