Simont Braun runs the 20km Brussels to support Arthur Forever ASBL

Congrats to our runners Nikita Tissot, Virginie Bultot, Marc Baetens-Spetchinsky and Christopher Dumont for their performance at the 20km through Brussels!

Simont Braun joined forces with 52 law firms under the Legal Run banner to support the local charity Arthur Forever.

Simont Braun headed to Zeeland for the weekend

Simont Braun headed to Zeeland for the weekend: beach, bike and barbecue in the sun… Just enjoying some refreshing moments with the entire team!

     

     

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The “Löber” case in the era of digital banking

In the era of digital banking, does it still make sense to use the localisation of a bank account to settle conflicts of jurisdiction?

In its recent case “Löber”, the ECJ decided that tort claims against the issuer of a misleading prospectus may be brought before the courts of the investor’s domicile provided that his or her investment originated from a bank account localised in the same jurisdiction and that ‘other specific circumstances’ also contribute to the jurisdiction of these courts. A decision which goes against the current digital flow? Discover Thomas Derval‘s opinion on this case in the Journal de droit européen: http://bit.ly/lober-ecj (in French – reserved to subscribers).

Catherine Houssa takes part in Belgian State visit in South Korea

Catherine Houssa took part in the Belgian State Visit to the Republic of Korea, presenting the Belgian FinTech regulatory landscape to Korean FinTech companies and startups in Seoul. An opportunity to place Belgium at the centre of Europe, and to discover striking differences between the Belgian and Korean most popular FinTech activities.

PropTech Lab x Simont Braun Breakfast seminar at the MIPIM 2019

This Wednesday, Simont Braun hosted the PropTech Leaders Breakfast on “Innovations in the cities and the role of public authorities to foster innovations in real estate and urban development” at the MIPIMWorld. Full house and outstanding speakers.

Thank you to PropTech Lab (Belgium), and Tariq Bsharat, Masterplan developer for Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, Katarzyna Gruszecka – Spychała, Deputy Mayor of Gdynia, Poland, Cécile Jodogne, State Secretary of Brussels Capital Region, Ricardo Veludo, Director at The Affordable Rents Project, Lisbon, and Arjan Dingste, Director at UNStudio, The Netherlands.

Our Digital Finance Team hosted the Vlerick FinTech Bootcamp

Yesterday, Simont Braun’s Digital Finance Team hosted the Vlerick FinTech Bootcamp. Philippe De Prez highlighted the impact of regulation on FinTech ventures and the students had the chance to hear 8 FinTechs pitching: Ibanity, DigiTribe, Accountable, POM, Itsme Belgian Mobile ID, 0smosis and GAMBIT.

Thank you to Bjorn Cumps from Vlerick Business School and FinTech Belgium for their trust.

The Simont Braun Train has arrived at the MIPIM 2019!

Cette année encore, le cabinet d’avocats Simont Braun a organisé un voyage en train pour les Belges qui se rendent au MIPIM à Cannes.

Une initiative lancée en 2017 déjà. ‘A l’origine motivé par une conscience écologique grandissante avant la lettre, c’était aussi l’occasion de créer un événement… autour de l’événement,’ explique Thomas Braun, à l’initiative du projet. Et le succès ne s’est pas fait attendre : le « Train Simont Braun 2019 » est complet depuis le mois de décembre.

Les participants sont enthousiastes : la formule est pratique et conviviale, le déjeuner offert à bord, et les voyageurs ont l’occasion de rencontrer, en plus petit comité, un panel varié de professionnels de l’immobilier avant le bain de foule à Cannes, et d’en débriefer lors du trajet retour.

A l’heure où l’on marche pour le climat tous les jeudis, voilà une démarche qui s’inscrit dans l’air du temps. Quand on sait que le MIPIM attire près de 2000 belges chaque année et que moins de 8h suffisent pour s’y rendre en train, reste à espérer que le « Train Simont Braun » inspirera même les plus pressés.

Pour plus d’informations sur l’édition 2020, veuillez contacter Thomas Braun – thomas.braun@simontbraun.eu

International Women’s Day at Simont Braun

As a founding member of the Legal Diversity & Inclusion Alliance, Simont Braun celebrated the International Women’s Day by quizzing its lawyers on women’s achievements across centuries. Did you know that women were not allowed to become lawyers in Belgium until 1922? And that both the circular saw and wipers were invented by women?

Simont Braun secures major victory for Wolu TV against Telenet

Simont Braun (Emmanuel Cornu and Thomas Derval) secured an important victory for Wolu TV ASBL against Telenet.

Our lawyers successfully represented the association before the Brussels Business Court in a compensation claim brought by the telecom company.

Read more in an article by Nicolas Keszei published yesterday in L’Echo.