Ambos succesfully assisted Orelia

Ambos is proud to announce that it has recently assisted Orelia with the sale of shares in six real estate companies to Cofinimmo through a contribution in kind, followed by a lease back of the homes. The conventional value of the real estate assets (nursing and care homes) for the calculation of the share price, amounted to approximately EUR 105M. Part of the newly issued Cofinimmo shares were subsequently sold through an accelerated book building. We want to congratulate Orelia with its successful transaction and wish it good luck with the further operation of its homes.

COVID - 19 update

Dear clients and business partners,

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting people and businesses all over the world and calls for unprecedented health and safety measures.

We at AMBOS have been proactively implementing measures and developing plans to prioritize the health and well-being of our lawyers, employees, clients and suppliers, while ensuring business continuity in order to meet our clients' needs throughout this period. 

Ambos Seminar and Reception - 19 March 2020 postponed

Ambos Client Seminar and Reception on 19 March 2020 is postponed. We will inform our clients soon for a new date!


Ambos Lawyers - Best Independent Belgian Law Firm

Deze ochtend was Isabelle Buelens te gast in het programma De Ochtend op Radio 1 in de rubriek “winnaars van het afgelopen jaar”. Naar aanleiding van de prijs “Best Independent Belgian Law Firm” kreeg ze de mogelijkheid om ons kantoor voor te stellen. Tegelijk liet ze haar licht schijnen over de recente wetswijzigingen van minister Geens en de effecten op onze dagelijkse praktijk.

Herbeluisteren kan via onderstaande link.

Ambos successfully closed another M&A deal in the Belgian Shipping and Transport sector.

Ambos successfully closed another M&A deal in the Belgian Shipping and Transport sector.

Ambos successfully closed the sale of the port of Ghent based Gezworen Wegers en Meters, a provider of stevedoring activities with a history dating all the way back to the 1890's to DFDS, the largest ferry operator in Northern Europe.

This transaction highlights once again Ambos’ ability to combine its expertise in both M&A and Shipping and Transport and further consolidates its position as a premier law firm in both Belgian corporate and transportation law.

New Code of Companies and Associations - key changes for the existing NV/SA

The new Belgian Code of Companies and Associations entered into effect on 1 May 2019.

The new Code introduces major reforms to Belgian company law.

The “star” of the new Code is the BV/SRL, which is remodeled as a company without legal capital and which is given a high degree of flexibility.

But what should you do with your existing NV/SA? Keep it? Or convert it into a BV/SRL?

Telework and the Act on Work Accidents finally reconciled

A work accident is "any accident that occurs to a worker in the course of and as a result of the performance of the employment contract and that causes an injury".

For a long time, the application of the Act on Work Accidents to teleworkers was characterised by a lack of clarity. What happens if, for example, a teleworker falls down the stairs of his or her home and suffers an injury?

By the Act of 21 December 2018 containing various provisions relating to social affairs (B.M. of 17 January 2019), the legislator has filled these gaps.

When communication goes wrong

About the employee's fault and the importance of a good dismissal file

Since the entry into force of CLA 109, employees have the right to know the reasons for their dismissal. If an employee does not agree with these reasons, he or she can go to the Labour Court and claim damages on the basis of the so-called manifestly unreasonable dismissal. CLA 109 has led to an increasing number of dismissal disputes.

Ambos voted "Best Independent Belgian Law Firm"

Ambos will be present at the 2018 Job Fairs !

This year, Ambos will again be present with a team of lawyers to meet fresh out of school lawyers for a job interview at the Job Days of our main universities.

Come and meet us on:

  • November 8th at UGent
  • November 28th at UC Louvain
  • December 5th at KU Leuven


And Ambos also takes part in the Info Evening organised by the European Law Students Association  ELSA.

Philippe Van Dijck is a speaker on the subject "Advocaat, wat nu...?"