Organising regular events for all members of the firm is pretty much synonymous with the Liedekerke approach 'we work hard but play hard as well'. A number of events such as the Liedekerke Summer Event, the Liedekerke After Summer Event, the Liedekerke Revue, our regular afterwork drinks throughout the year, ‘brain maniac’ breakfasts in the firm, etc… are recurring events that allow us to connect with each other more outside the professional working environment which obviously has a positive impact to the cooperation in the office as well. Soak up the cool atmosphere that is strong at these events by watching some after-event movies.
The ex-ante Belgian FDI screening notification is mandatory and suspensory. Going through the FDI screening process might have a significant impact on transactional timeline and potentially on deal certainty. Therefore, FDI screening notification needs to be considered from the very start of any contemplated investment in entities established in Belgium involving non-EU investors.

The Liedekerke FDI team has been intensely monitoring the design and development of the Belgian FDI screening mechanism since its first inception in 2021. It has built up a fine expertise and vast experience on the topic, including well established contacts with the ISC, enabling our FDI team to swiftly navigate clients through the Belgian FDI screening procedure to secure the best-possible outcome.

Our Offer

Our FDI team assists foreign investors in assessing whether envisaged transactions are notifiable under the Belgian FDI screening mechanism and guides them through all stages of the screening procedure before the ISC, from prenotification and Phase I assessment phase to Phase II screening phase (including the design of potential remedies).

For cross-border assignments requiring a multi-jurisdictional screening assessment, we work on a daily basis with top-tier foreign law firms.

Our Relevant Experience

  • Advising on the applicability of the Belgian FDI screening mechanism.

  • Multi-jurisdictional assessment of FDI screening requirements.

  • Preparation of FDI notification.

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