Companies and Associations Code - What does it mean for Association Executives?

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Companies and Associations Code – What does it mean for Association Executives?

21May @ 09:00 - 10:30

On May 1st, 2019 the companies and associations Code (hereafter: “New Code”) enters into force. It applies to new non-profit organisations, i.e. those incorporated on and after May 1st, 2019. However, as from January 1st, 2020, the New Code will apply to all non-profit organisations and these definitively need to get ready.

Lots of information has been circulating about the New Code making it difficult to distinguish major changes from minor ones. It is also difficult for non-profit organisations to clearly identify which actions are required.

The first aim of the presentation will be to explain the major changes brought by the New Code (e.g. performance of commercial activities, new liability regime for officers, new governance rules, restructuration and transformation procedures, etc.) which will impact your non-profit organisation. The second aim of the presentation will we be to explain what non-profit organisations are legally required to do due to the entry into force of the New Code and how to better benefit from it.

This workshop will follow-up from FAIB’s 23/04 lunch debate with KOAN Law firm.

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Meet the speakers:

Antoine Druetz has been practicing not-for-profit law for more than 14 years. He is a partner in KOAN’s corporate law department. Based on his in-depth experience with Belgian and European (international) associations and foundations, he created the Non-Profit and Trade Associations team within KOAN Law Firm

Alix Degrez has been a lawyer and associate in KOAN’s corporate law department for five years. Antoine and Alix advise numerous well-known Belgian and European (international) associations and foundations and have developed broad expertise in dealing with non-profit associations, charities and trade organisations. KOAN’s non-profit clients appreciate their pragmatism, responsiveness, and flexibility.


09:00 - 10:30