16 04 2019 by Christophe Liekens

New risk: how patent trolls misuse property rights

A new phenomenon has blown over from the United States - the so-called patent trolls. Patent trolls are companies that buy patents without actually manufacturing anything themselves. They then approach other players in the market…

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15 02 2019 by Dominique De Clercq, Ingrid Ceyssens

Brexit and its impact on your insurance

Brexit is getting closer. In anticipation of the exit agreement between the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU), the insurance world and Vanbreda Risk & Benefits are busy preparing for the possible consequences.…

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29 01 2019 by Saskia Defreyne

Voluntary Supplementary Pensions for Employees (VAPW)

The law introducing Voluntary Supplementary Pensions for Employees (VAPW) was published on 27 December 2018. The law comes into force three months after publication, in other words on 27 March 2019. This new regulation makes…

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29 01 2019 by Saskia Defreyne

The new IORP law is coming soon

There will shortly be an amendment to the Law of 27 October 2006 relating to the supervision of institutions for occupational retirement provision (abbreviated to IORPs or referred to as 'pension funds'). This change to…

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