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Spotlight on Belgium: Trends in the Legal Landscape - Issue 6, Fall 2014

Welcome to the sixth issue of Spotlight on Belgium, the publication through which DLA Piper’s Belgian team brings you up-to-speed with the latest legal updates. And as we are freshly out of the holiday period – it may not...more

10/17/2014 - ECJ Employee Rights Equal Pay EU International Labor Laws Remuneration

BELGIUM: Belgian government’s new focus on privacy and technology laws

Almost five months after federal parliamentary elections took place, the negotiators from the four political parties around the negotiating table (Flemish parties NVA, CD&V and Open VLD and Walloon party MR) reached a...more

10/16/2014 - Cybersecurity Information Technology Legislative Agendas Privacy Policy

BELGIUM: Important industry information – Number of casinos to increase from 9 to 11

The following paragraph was included in the coalition agreement released last week by the new Belgian government: “The government will review the Games of Chance Act of 7 May 1999 […], with the purpose of increasing...more

10/13/2014 - Casinos Cruise Ships Gaming Online Gaming

Belgium: Gaming Commission calls for blacklisting of free gambling apps

In today’s Belgian national media, the Belgian Gaming Commission has pleaded to restrict the offering of free gambling applications (“apps”) which allow persons to gamble for free on their mobile device. The Commission for...more

9/30/2014 - EU Gaming Gaming Commissions Mobile Apps

Belgium: Gaming Commission takes aim at players

Since the amendment in 2010 of the Belgian Gaming Act of 7 May 1999, effective as from 2011, both operators of illegal games of chance (article 4 §1 of the Act) and the natural persons playing these games (article 4 §2 of the...more

3/19/2014 - Criminal Sanctions Gaming Gaming Commissions

Europe: Mosley v Google – game, set but not match yet.

On November 6, a Paris Court ordered Google to filter out hyperlinks to images of former F1 boss Max Mosley in an allegedly Nazi-themed sadomasochistic orgy. (TGI Paris, 17e ch., 6 novembre 2013, RG 11/07970, Max Mosley c....more

11/12/2013 - ECJ EU EU Data Protection Laws Freedom of Expression Google Intermediaries ISPs Search Engines

Belgium: Commission relaunches call to regulate social

The Gaming Commission again announced yesterday in Belgian media that it intends to restrict the possibility to play games on social network sites such as Facebook. According to the Commission, a majority of the participants...more

10/31/2013 - EU Facebook Gambling Minors Online Gaming Social Media

Belgium: Gaming Commission pleads for access to State Register

Patrick Van Eecke and Antoon Dierick (both DLA Piper Brussels) comment on the Belgian Gaming Commission’s announcement in today’s newspapers that it should be granted access to the State Register in order to fight against...more

10/30/2013 - EU Gaming Commissions

All-In@EiG 2013 - Co-ordinated Advice on a Global Scale.

Welcome to EiG 2013 - Last year we referenced the sense of deja vu in the preceding 12 month period and not surprisingly, the same themes and issues have dominated the online gambling industry since 2012. The...more

10/9/2013 - EU Gambling Internet Gambling Licenses Online Poker Social Gaming Sweepstakes TFEU UK

Belgium: Gaming Commission accuses Brussels casino of illegal structure

Patrick Van Eecke and Antoon Dierick (DLA Piper Brussels) report on a complaint filed by the Belgian Gaming Commission against Brussel’s only land-based casino. Today, Belgian printed media reports that the Belgian...more

9/18/2013 - Casinos Gaming Commissions

Europe: EU Court of Justice takes stand against prohibitions on cross-border betting and gaming activities

Patrick Van Eecke and Antoon Dierick (both DLA Piper Brussels) comment on the latest ruling of the European Court of Justice in respect of Italian gaming an betting regulations....more

9/17/2013 - Cross-Border ECJ EU Gambling Gaming Sports Betting

Belgium: Biggest Belgian football match fixing scandal before court

Patrick Van Eecke and Antoon Dierick (both DLA Piper Brussels) comment on a match fixing trial which started today before the Brussels’ courts....more

9/13/2013 - Athletes Football Fraud Match Fixing Sports

European Parliament Report on Online Gambling

The European Parliament today published its Report on online gambling in the internal market calling for a balanced and EU compliant approach when regulating the market. The European Parliament Resolution contains more...more

9/10/2013 - EU Gambling Online Gaming Online Poker

Belgium: Moving towards the cloud – brief overview

Currently, no specific legal framework exists in Belgium to regulate cloud computing services or contracts. The cloud is regulated under Belgian law including general contract law principles, ecommerce law, consumer...more

8/12/2013 - Cloud Computing Cybersecurity Data Protection EU

Belgium: The Belgian Gaming Commission and the principle of an open administration

An episode of the Belgian television programme “Basta” on game shows organized by some Belgian commercial broadcasting companies raised a lot of discussion in Belgium. In these shows a number of puzzles and braintwisters...more

8/2/2013 - Document Requests EU Gaming Gaming Commissions Investigations

Spotlight On Belgium: Trends in the Legal Landscape - Issue 2, 2013

We are delighted to present you the second edition of Spotlight on Belgium, DLA Piper Belgium’s quarterly newsletter which aims to inform you about current legal developments that could affect your business. As the...more

7/23/2013 - Arbitration Business Assets Cloud Computing Cyber Crimes Cybersecurity Data Protection EU European Commission European Court of Justice Freedom of Movement Insurers Lenders New Legislation Restructuring Unions Wages

Law 2.0: An updated European legal framework for the digital society?

Introduction. Bill Gates once said that “(t)he day is quickly coming when every knee will bow down to a silicon fist, and you will all beg your binary gods for mercy.”. Although this may be somewhat of a witticism, no...more

7/22/2013 - Cybersecurity Framework EU European Commission Internet Social Media

Belgium: One-Ball And Bingo Legislation For Pubs Under Scrutiny

Regulatory framework. Under the Belgian Gaming Act of 7 May 1999, the operation of games of chance is restricted to entities holding a license granted by the Belgian Gaming Commission. The Gaming Act makes a distinction...more

7/9/2013 - Casinos EU Gambling Gaming Gaming Commissions

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