Hans De Wulf

Het Wetboek van Vennootschappen: Grote schoonmaak en inhoudelijke aanpassingen in het Belgisch vennootschapsrecht

WP 2001-01

This paper (in Dutch) discusses the new "codification" of Belgian company law - in fact only a coordinated version of the former Companies Act and several other statutes relevant for companies which comes into force on February 6 2001. It gives an overview of the structure of the new "Company Code" and of the numerous, mainly very technical changes that were made to the former Companies Act. My overall assessment of the Code is positive, but practitioners should be aware that it harbours quite a few changes which could easily go unnoticed until they surface in a specific transaction..