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How will Brexit impact your tax bill? Some reflections on the Belgian direct tax consequences and the way to restructure your business going forward.

18-Sep-2017
In this seminar we will speak about the corporate tax impact of the UK leaving the EU. A hard Brexit will implicate that a number of directives and treaties will no longer be applicable, urging companies to assess their future tax positions and applicable tax provisions in the new UK-Belgian relationship. Also in a number of other Brexit scenarios, the impact can be substantial.Topics that will be addressed include:

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Jean-Luc Demarty, Director General, DG TRADE, on the Future of European Trade Policy

19-Sep-2017
During this breakfast session Jean-Luc Demarty, Director-General for DG TRADE, will provide an overview on the Future of European Trade Policy, touching upon issues such as negotiating, implementing and enforcing bilateral, plurilateral and multilateral trade agreements on goods, services, investments, public procurement and intellectual property as well as trade defense measures, such as anti-dumping.

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Competition and Trade Task Force Briefing with Jean Bergevin, Head of Unit, Antitrust: Financial Services, Dir D 2, DG COMP on the Challenges and Priorities in Antitrust in Financial Services

21-Sep-2017
Strengthening competition in financial services is one of the core elements of creating a more stable and transparent financial system in Europe. Antitrust policy in financial services is one of the main pillars for enforcing competition rules in European markets, with the aim of benefiting both businesses and consumers. Jean Bergevin, will discuss his priorities and the major challenges as Head of Unit responsible for antitrust cases in financial services.

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Gian Marco Currado, Counsellor - Social and Environment, UK Representation to the EU on the Evolution of Environment and Health Policy Agenda

22-Sep-2017
As Art 50 negotiations have started, how can the United Kingdom maintain influence is one of the core questions for discussion. During this breakfast session Gian Marco Currado, Counsellor - Social and Environment, UK Representation to the EU, will brief us on the evolution of environment and health policy agenda in light of Brexit.

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The Future of Food Safety with Ladislav Miko, Deputy Director-General for Food Safety, DG SANTE

25-Sep-2017
At this lunch briefing, Ladislav Miko, Deputy Director-General for Food Safety at DG SANTE, will discuss the current policy and future challenges of food safety in Europe.Mr Miko will focus on the goals DG SANTE intends to pursue on food safety in order to make sure EU citizens continue to benefit from high standards of affordable food as well as ensuring that Europe's food is safe.

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The Services Package with Andreas Schwab MEP

26-Sep-2017
In January, the European Commission proposed the "Services Package" which contains four initiatives aimed at improving the free movement of services in the single market. We are delighted to be joined by Andreas Schwab MEP, IMCO Rapporteur, to discuss the Commission's ambition in shaping "a European services economy that works for Europeans".

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Using Litigation Strategically: A guide to the EU courts for public affairs professionals

26-Sep-2017
White & Case partner James Killick will discuss how to further your strategic agenda through challenges to EU decisions.As well as explaining how the General Court works, this seminar will explore the public affairs benefits and challenges around a Court challenge.If you are a public affairs professional, want to learn how the EU courts work and the best way to use litigation strategically, then join us for this seminar which will be followed by a networking cocktail.

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Training | Preparing a Business Plan – special focus: preparing the budget

27-Sep-2017
Do you have a new idea that you would like to turn into a business? Do you have a business or department that needs that little extra push to make it just that little bit more successful?

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Overview of the Commission’s Financial Services Agenda with Jan Ceyssens, Member of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis' Cabinet

28-Sep-2017
We are delighted to host Jan Ceyssens, Member of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis' Cabinet, for a lunch session, providing us with an overview of the Commission’s Financial Services Agenda.

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Patron Dinner "2017: A Year of Elections" Series - Germany after the Federal Elections: a Belgian View from Berlin with Ghislain D’Hoop, Ambassador of Belgium to Germany

28-Sep-2017
We are delighted to welcome Ghislain D’Hoop, Ambassador of Belgium to Germany to discuss Germany after the Federal Elections: a Belgian View from Berlin, as part of our series "2017: A Year of Elections".Over a three-course dinner, Ambassador Ghislain D’Hoop will provide a short keynote speech which will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.

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Overview of The European Consumer Organisation's priorities in the Digital Single Market, Competition, Trade and Health issues with Monique Goyens, Director General of BEUC

03-Oct-2017
Over this EU Committee lunch, Monique Goyens, Director General of The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), will present the organisation's priorities in the key areas of Digital Single Market, Competition, Trade and Health. The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) represents the interests of all Europe’s consumers and it investigates EU decisions and developments likely to affect them. BEUC counts 43 members.

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