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Business and Law

The implementation of the new book XX Belgian Code of Economic Law to liberal professions and the particular consequences for their professional bodies (Orders and Institutes). 01/09/2017 - 01/07/2018

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The adoption of book XX of the Belgian Code of Economic Law engenders that so-called liberal professions are now subject to insolvency law. Book XX of the Code establishes specific rules for these liberal professions. Currently the factual implementation and the consequences of this new legislation for the liberal professionals and their professional bodies ('Orders and Institutes') is far from clear. The research project will analyze the scope of these rules and will elucidate how these rules should be implemented by the professional bodies of the different liberal professions.

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Between micro and macro: exploring the Single Supervisory Mechanism at the crossroads of micro- and macro-prudential supervision. 13/09/2016 - 22/03/2018

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The new architecture for prudential supervision intends to bolster financial stability. A twofold legal structure was introduced: the micro dimension considers the supervision of individual credit institutions and is managed by the ECB (for significant banks); the macro dimension focusses on imbalances in the financial system and is handled at national level. However both dimensions are strongly interconnected. This research envisages a critical analysis elucidating the dynamic interplay between micro- and macro-prudential supervision to foster a coherent approach by authorities at both EU and national level. The research is conducted primarily from a legal perspective, but is embedded in the economic context and will build on economic realities.

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