Belgium is traditionally considered an open economy and a reliable socio-economic environment for foreign investment. Although providing interesting business opportunities, starting operations in Belgium will inevitably bring along challenges. Foreign investors will be confronted with unfamiliar Belgian employment and corporate law requirements. As is the case in other EU Member States, employment and corporate law in Belgium are governed primarily by national law. To successfully launch an activity in Belgium, it is therefore crucial to get acquainted with the specificities of the Belgian system. The checklist below will guide you through some of the key legal requirements for opening up shop in Belgium.
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