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Article: "On personal data protection in the Kyrgyz Republic", written by Kymbat Ibakova and Jibek Tenizbaeva

The present article considers regulation of personal data protection in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article: "Liability issues of news agencies", written by Evgeny Kim and Myrzagul Aidaralieva

This article concerns liability issues of news agencies in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article: "The obligation of owners of establishments for leisure to pay the royalty fee when using musical compositions under the copyright law of the Kyrgyz Republic", written by Umtul Murat kyzy

The present article addresses issues regarding the use of musical compositions for commercial purposes from the perspective of the Kyrgyz copyright law.

Article: “Some issues regarding the right of a shareholder of a limited liability company to withdraw from the company”, written by Samara Dumanaeva

The current article considers issues related to the right of a shareholder of a limited liability company in case to withdraw from the limited liability company.

Chambers Asia-Pacific guide 2016 – Koan Lorenz – Band 1

Lately this firm has expanded its presence in Western Europe with the finalisation of its merger with Koan to form Koan Lorenz, and the subsequent addition of a Paris office. It continues to advise a diverse clientele on a variety of matters in the Kyrgyz Republic, including M&A, project finance and labour law. It is also noted for its international arbitration experience - Bishkek | February 19, 2016

Article: “Strategic objects of the Kyrgyz Republic“, written by Evgeny Kim and Myrzagul Aidaralieva

The present article considers applicability of the rule of law on preferential right of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic in case of alienation of the shares of a company that owns the subsoil rights to use deposits, which are strategic objects.

Bertold Theeuwes and Niyaz Aldashev selected as arbitrators of the Riga International Commercial Arbitration Court

We are glad to announce that the Partner of the Brussels Office of Koan Lorenz Bertold Theeuwes and the Partner of the Bishkek office of Koan Lorenz Niyaz Aldashev have been selected as the arbitrators of the Riga International Commercial Arbitration Court in Latvia.

The “leading force” in the Bishkek office is the managing partner, Niyazbek Aldashev

Distinguished by the strength of its dispute resolution practice, Koan Lorenz continues to be actively involved in a number of high-profile international arbitration cases and multimillion-dollar disputes. In addition, the team is well positioned to advise on many aspects of business law, including labour, antitrust and banking.

CNIL Adopts New Rules on Service Quality Monitoring and BYOD

CNIL issues guidance on BYOD and adopts simplified notification for monitoring of employees for service quality purposes.

Bring Your Own Device (BOYD) in perspective

Bring Your Own Device (BOYD) in perspective. Check here what employers should consider when choosing the BYOD route.

CNIL Adopts Blanket Authorization for Pharma Industry

Read here about the recent CNIL “Blanket Authorization” for pharmacological product testing.

SCCE organizes Compliance & Ethics Academy (April 13-16, Brussels)

The Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) will be offering its Basic Compliance & Ethics Academy in Brussels from 13-16 April. This program, which has 3,000 graduates worldwide, provides three and a half days of classroom-style instruction in the fundamentals of managing a compliance and ethics program.

Belgian Privacy Commission Approves Johnson Controls’ Binding Corporate Rules: First as Lead Authority

Brussels – January 27, 2015: Belgian Privacy Commission Approves Johnson Controls’ Binding Corporate Rules: First as Lead Authority.

Data localization requirements: Growing trends and impact for company compliance

The Lorenz Privacy Team looks into the thorny issue of data localization. Upcoming legislation in an increasing number of jurisdictions requires companies to store personal information of customers and employees locally. As a consequence, companies see themselves obliged to substantially invest in local IT infrastructure to store data locally.

Jan Dhont presented at an IAPP KnowledgeNet in New York

Binding Corporate Rules are not merely a matter of ensuring a legal basis for international data transfers. They help multinationals to put in place a globally consistent and robust privacy compliance and governance structure. For companies that have already a good level of privacy compliance in place, the application procedure is relatively easy.

Event Law Team delivered presentation at “Festivak 2014”

Brussels - November 27, 2014: Wouter Janssens has tackled issues related to ticketing, trade marks and trade names at Festivak 2014, the major fair for the MICE industry in Belgium organized by Organisatie Groep Zuid.

Lorenz Bishkek acted as legal counsel to the Government

Bishkek - November 5, 2014: Lorenz Bishkek acted as legal counsel to the Government

Leadersleague on Antoine Druetz’s partnership with Lorenz

Brussels - October 31, 2014: Leadersleague on Antoine Druetz’s partnership with Lorenz

Lorenz presents "Data Without Borders - Enabling International Data Transfers in a Globalized World" - November 18, 2014

Lorenz is proud to announce that we are co-hosting the seminar “Data Without Borders – Enabling International Data Transfers in a Globalized World” in Brussels on November 18. Amongst the speakers, Mr. Bart Tommelein, Belgium’s first Secretary of State for Privacy.

Antoine Druetz of the Lorenz Non-Profit and Trade Associations Law Practice promoted to Partner

Brussels - October 1st, 2014: Lorenz proudly announces the promotion of Antoine Druetz to Partner of its Brussels office

Event Law Team delivered presentation at “BBT Online’s B2B Workshop”

Brussels - August 25, 2014: Sébastien Ledure, Arnaut Kint and Wouter Janssens have tackled issues related to trade marks and trade names at the B2B Workshop organized by BBT Online, a leading publisher within the MICE industry.

Frédéric Dopagne interviewed on the situation in Gaza

Brussels – August 4th, 2014: Frédéric Dopagne interviewed on the situation in Gaza. Read more here.

Worldwide Financial Advisor Awards Mgazine –Worldwide Advisor Execllence Awards

Bishkek - June 16, 2014 : We are pleased to announce that our office in Bishkek has been announced as an Excellence Awards Winner by the Worldwide Financial Advisor Awards Magazine in the category of “Law Firm of the Year – Kyrgyzstan”.

InterContinental Finance Awards 2014

Bishkek - June 16, 2014: We are glad to announce that the Bishkek Office of Lorenz has been given the accolade of an InterContinental Finance 2014 Global Award Winner in the categories “Energy Law Form of the Year – Kyrgyztsan” and “Corporate M&A Law Firm of the Year – Kyrgyzstan”. We thank all those reades, who voted.

ACQ 5 Global Awards 2014

Bishkek - June 16, 2014 : We are pleased to inform that the Bishkek Office of Lorenz has been announced a winner in the category “Kyrgyz Republic - Mergers & Acquisistions Law Firm of the Year – The Second Consecutive Year” by the ACQ 5 Global Awards 2014.

Lorenz has organized a seminar on Diplomatic Law issues in Belgium

On June 4, 2014, the Lorenz Public International Law and Diplomatic Law Team has organized a seminar on the occasion of the publication of “Diplomatic Law in Belgium”, a book written by B. Theeuwes, F. Dopagne and former Lorenz associate E. Hay. Over 120 representatives of 88 embassies and missions to the European Union have attended the event, in Flagey cultural center.

Bert Theeuwes recommended for Employment Law by Chambers and Partners

Brussels - May 12, 2014: Bert Theeuwes recommended for Employment Law by Chambers and Partners

Sébastien Ledure en Wouter Janssens recommended by the Legal 500

Brussels - May 5, 2014: Sébastien Ledure en Wouter Janssens recommended by the Legal 500

The Lorenz’ Employment team nominated by the Legal 500 EMEA

Brussels - May 5, 2014: The Lorenz’ Employment team nominated by the Legal 500 EMEA

Lorenz Named Labour and Employment Law Firm of 2014 In Belgium

Brussels - April 24, 2014 : Finance Monthly Law Award 2014 Granted labour and employment law firm award to Lorenz Brussels Office

UPDATE – Remedies against EU Sanctions Targeting Russian and Ukrainian Officials

Lorenz’ Data Privacy and Information Technology Team praised by Legal 500 EMEA

Brussels- April 11, 2014 – Lorenz has been recommended by Legal 500 EMEA for its excellence in the field of Privacy and Data Protection Law and Information Technology.

Jan Dhont wrote an article for the Diplomatic World Issue Nr 42 on Surveillance of Heads of State and Diplomats

Brussels - March 26, 2014: Jan Dhont wrote an article for the Diplomatic World Issue Nr 42 on Surveillance of Heads of State and Diplomats

Bert Theeuwes and Frédéric Dopagne's book release has been promoted in the Diplomatic World issue 42

Brussels - March 26, 2014: Bert Theeuwes and Frédéric Dopagne's book release has been promoted in the Diplomatic World issue 42

Lorenz attracts Leo Van den hole and launches Brussels based arbitration department

Brussels - February 24, 2014: Lorenz attracts Leo Van den hole and launches Brussels based arbitration department

Niyaz Aldashev introduced to Belgian ministers and King Philip during the Diplomatic Days 2014

Brussels - February 13,2014: Niyaz Aldashev introduced to Belgian ministers and King Philip during the Diplomatic Days 2014

B. Theeuwes and F. Dopagne Publish a Book on Diplomatic Law in Belgium, with Foreword by the Belgian Foreign Minister

Brussels - February 13, 2014: B. Theeuwes and F. Dopagne Publish a Book on Diplomatic Law in Belgium, with Foreword by the Belgian Foreign Minister

Interview on New Data Retention Obligations in Belgium

Brussels - January 29, 2014: Jan Dhont and David Dumont recently gave an interview to Nymity on the new data retention obligations for electronic communication providers in Belgium.

Belgian Sports Lawyer of the Year Award Granted to Sébastien Ledure

Brussels - January 13, 2014: Belgian Sports Lawyer of the Year Award Granted to Sébastien Ledure

Bert Theeuwes recommended for Employment Law by Chambers and Partners

Brussels - December 19, 2013: Bert Theeuwes recommended for Employment Law by Chambers and Partners. Quote Chambers and Partners: Clients are full of praise for practice head Bertold Theeuwes, noting his ability to "combine an extensive knowledge base with excellent strategic and operational planning skills in order to comprehensively deal with issues." Mr. Theeuwes welcomes this recognition and would like to thank the clients for their support and their recommendations.

The Republic of South Africa Passes New Data Protection Act

Brussels - December 19, 2013: Jan Dhont and Katherine Woodcock comment on the new data protection law (Protection of Personal Information Act) enacted by the South African Parliament on November 26, 2013. By drawing comparisons and contrasts with the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC, the law appears to have a bit more in store for companies hoping to comply.

Data Protection Presentation at Atlanta KnowledgeNet Meeting

Brussels - November 18, 2013: Jan Dhont elaborates on the overhaul of the EU Data Protection Directive at the Atlanta KnowledgeNet Meeting of November 2013.

The EDPS comments on EU draft proposals to anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing

Brussels - November 21, 2013: The European Data Protection Supervisor has taken another opportunity to comment on the pending draft proposals related to anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing – specifically, Directive on the Prevention of the Use of the Financial System for the Purpose of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (COM(2013) 45 final) and Regulation on Information on the Payer Accompanying Transfers of Funds (COM(2013) 44 final). Both provisions propose new changes to bring the EU further in line with FATF and OECD recommendations and guidelines on the topics.

EU Data Privacy Working Party Clarifies Cookie Requirements

Brussels - November 7, 2013: The European Data Privacy Regulator issues important opinion on the use of cookies.

Belgium Introduces Broad Data Retention Obligations

Brussels - October 29, 2013: Belgium finally implements the EU data retention requirements. Jan Dhont and David Dumont comment on the new legal regime.

Getting The Deal Through: Data Protection & Privacy – Belgium Edition 2014

Brussels - October 15, 2013: An updated summary of Belgian data privacy requirements. This article can be read here. It was first published in Getting the Deal Through – Data Protection & Privacy 2014, (published in September 2013; contributing editor: Rosemary P Jay of Hunton & Williams). For further information please visit www.GettingTheDealThrough.com.

Bert Theeuwes and Claudia Allatta have been recommended by Legal 500

Brussels - October 4, 2013: Bert Theeuwes and Claudia Allatta have been recommended by Legal 500 for their performance in the field of employment law.

Lorenz' Data Privacy Team nominated by the Legal 500

Brussels - August 26, 2013: Lorenz’ Data Privacy Team nominated by the Legal 500 as Tier One Practice.

Convening the general assembly on the request of one fifth of the members

Brussels - August 26, 2013: On June 24, 2013, the law of June 27, 1921 was modified regarding the rules applicable when one fifth of the members of a non-profit association requests the convening of a meeting of the general assembly. The purpose of this article written by Antoine Druetz is to briefly explain the new applicable rules which recently entered into force.

Getting a Clean Bill of Health for Privacy in Your Mobile App

Brussels - August 23, 2013: The deployment of apps is unlimited and benefits virtually every industry. Also pharmaceutical and medical devices companies are gradually offering apps to patients and health care professionals to optimize services and products. However, compliance with privacy regulations are crucial to ensure success. Emily Hay and Jan Dhont elaborate on the matter.

Katherine Woodcock of Lorenz Privacy Team appointed as Co-Chair to the American Bar Association International Law Privacy, E-Commerce and Data Security Committee.

Brussels - July 16, 2013 : Katherine Woodcock of Lorenz Privacy Team appointed as Co-Chair to the American Bar Association International Law Privacy, E-Commerce and Data Security Committee.

Jan Dhont, Katherine Woodcock, Emily Hay, Jonathan Guzy and David Dumont contribute to the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law’s 2012 Year-in-Review for Privacy, E-Commerce and Data Security.

Brussels - May 12, 2013 : Jan Dhont, Katherine Woodcock, Emily Hay, Jonathan Guzy and David Dumont contribute to the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law’s 2012 Year-in-Review for Privacy, E-Commerce and Data Security.

ACQ has recognized the Bishkek office of Lorenz as the KYRGYZ REPUBLIC - MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Bishkek - June 27, 2013: ACQ, a premier global M&A magazine, has recognized the Bishkek office of Lorenz as the KYRGYZ REPUBLIC - MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Bishkek Office has been recognized InterContinental Finance 2013 Global Award WINNER

Bishkek - June 27, 2013: Bishkek Office of Lorenz has been recognized InterContinental Finance 2013 Global Award winner

Bishkek office recognized as a Kyrgyz Republic Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Law Firm in Global 100 – 2013

Bishkek - June 27, 2013: We are pleased to announce that the Bishkek office of Lorenz has been recognized as a Kyrgyz Republic Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Law Firm in Global 100 – 2013.

Modification of the size criteria of Non-Profit Associations

Brussels – June 12, 2013: Antoine Druetz wrote an article about the modification of the size criteria of Belgian non-profit associations.

Modification of the size criteria of International Non-Profit Associations and of the rules governing the filing of their annual accounts

Brussels – June 10, 2013: Antoine Druetz wrote an article about the modification of the size criteria of Belgian international non-profit associations and of the rules governing the filing of their annual accounts.

Antoine Druetz gives a non-profit seminar at U.H.P.C. ASBL

Brussels – May 23, 2013: Antoine Druetz gave a non-profit seminar at the Union Hennuyère des Professionnels de la Comptabilité (U.H.P.C.) ASBL on the subject of Non-profit entities: which legal structure for which type of for social profit organization? / Entités non marchandes: Quelle structure juridique pour quel type d’organisation à profit social?

Brussels Office has been Recommended as top tier Privacy Law Firm

Brussels - May 17, 2013 : We are pleased to announce that our Brussels office has been recommended as a top tier Firm in the practice area of “Privacy Law” by the Legal 500

Brussels Office has been Awarded as HR & Employment Law Firm of the Year

Brussels - May 17, 2013 : We are pleased to announce that our Brussels office has been awarded as “HR & Employment Law Firm of the Year” by Chambers and Partners.

A status update of the implementation of the "cookie" detective in Belgium

Brussels - May 16, 2013 : Nymity published an interview of Jan Dhont and David Dumont about the implementation of the "coockie" detective in Belgium

Jan Dhont and Jonathan Guzy wrote an article in the IAPP Privacy Advisor Global Privacy Dispatch May 2013 issue

Brussels - May 16, 2013 : Jan Dhont and Jonathan Guzy wrote an article in the IAPP Privacy Advisor Global Privacy Dispatch May 2013 issue

Niyazbek Aldashev of Lorenz has been ranked as a leading lawyer in General Business Law in Chambers GLOBAL Guide 2013

Bishkek - April 4th, 2013: Niyazbek Aldashev of Lorenz has been ranked as a leading lawyer in General Business Law in Chambers GLOBAL Guide 2013.

Implementation of the “Cookie” Directive in Belgium – a status update

Brussels - April 9, 2013: Jan Dhont and David Dumont report on the new Belgian cookie legislation

Pieter Londers and Katherine Jonckheere provide an overview of the new electronic invoicing rules in Belgium

Brussels – March 25, 2013: Pieter Londers and Katherine Jonckheere provide an overview of the new electronic invoicing rules in Belgium in the March edition of Brussels Enterprises, Commerce & Industry (BECI) magazine. Read the article online at http://beci.onlinetouch.be/11#/12.

Lorenz attracts Antoine Druetz (Loyens & Loeff) and opens Non-Profit & Trade Associations Department

Brussels - March 1, 2013: Antoine Druetz joins the Lorenz Brussels Office.

Editorial on the Event Law Team’s presentation at “Festivak 2012”

Brussels – February 1, 2013: BBT Online, leading publisher within the industry of business travel and MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) published an editorial on Lorenz Event Law Team’s presentation at “Festivak 2012” in its monthly Take5+ newsletter.

Brussels Office has been Awarded as HR & Employment Law Firm of the Year

Brussels - 26 December 2012 : Brussels office has been awarded as "HR & Employment Law Firm of the Year" by Finance Monthly.

IAPP Privacy Advisor - Global Privacy Dispatch published articles

Brussels - 10 December 2012 : IAPP Privacy Advisor - Global Privacy Dispatch published articles of Jan Dhont

Event Law Team delivered presentation at “Festivak 2012"

Brussels - November 21, 2012: Sébastien Ledure, Pieter Londers, Arnaut Kint and Wouter Janssens have tackled issues related to event management at the “Festivak 2012” event fair

Jan Dhont, David Dumont and Jonathan Guzy provide an updated overview of Belgian data privacy law in the 2013 edition of the “Getting The Deal Through” business guide

Brussels , 19 Oktober 2012: Jan Dhont, David Dumont and Jonathan Guzy provide an updated overview of Belgian data privacy law in the 2013 edition of the “Getting The Deal Through” business guide

Employment Team of the Brussels Office Has Received the Award of "Employment Law Firm of the Year"

Brussels - 16 October 2012, Employment Team of the Brussels Office Has Received the Award of "Employment Law Firm of the Year"

Office in Bishkek has been awarded as being a Top Tier firm within the DealMakers

Bishkek - August 30, 2012: We are pleased to announce that Lorenz office in Bishkek has been awarded as being a Top Tier firm within the DealMakers.

Monitoring of Employees Liberalized ?

Brussels - August 27, 2012 : Monitoring of employees liberalized? Jan Dhont and Jonathan Guzy provide a short comment on the recent guidelines of the Belgian Data Privacy Authority.

Regulating the Use of Social Media Across Continents

Brussels - July 17, 2012: Regulation of social media from a global perspective. Emily Hay and Jan Dhont comment on transatlantic differences. Read more here.

Australian Privacy Law Reform: A Step Closer to EU Adequacy?

Brussels - June 5, 2012: Jan Dhont and Emily Hay have written an academic article about Australian Privacy Law Reform.

How can a foreign company operate construction projects in the Kyrgyz Republic ?

Kyrgyzstan - May 3, 2012

Niyazbek Aldashev of Lorenz Bishkek office featured on BestLawyers.com

Kyrgyzstan - May 3, 2012: We are pleased to announce that Niyazbek Aldashev of Lorenz-Bishkek is featured in the third edition of "Best Lawyers” in such practice areas as Corporate and M&A, Energy and Natural Resources Law and Litigation.

The European Privacy Watchdog, the Article 29 Working Party, has issued its position on the European draft data privacy framework.

Brussels, April 6 2012: Jan Dhont and Emily Hay have written an academic article about the European Privacy Watchdog, read more here.

Lorenz in Bishkek has been ranked in the Chambers Asia Pacific guide 2012

Kyrgyzstan - March 2012: Lorenz has been ranked in the Chambers Asia Pacific guide 2012

Some issues of subsoil use licensing in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan - March 2, 2012: Samara Dumanaeva drafted a comparison table.

Some issues on licenses and license agreements

Kyrgyzstan - March 2, 2012: Svetlana Lebedeva drafted a comparison table on licenses and license agreements with a description of current situation in Kyrgyzstan and best international practices.

Lorenz Bishkek voted as 'Top Tier' firm by Lawyers World Magazine 2012

Kyrgyzstan - February 17, 2012: Lorenz has been awarded as being a ‘Top Tier’ firm within the Lawyers World Magazine 2012.

DealMakers Law Award Winner 2012 in the category Mergers & Acquisitions

Kyrgyzstan - February 17, 2012: The firm has won a DealMakers Law Award Winner 2012 in the category Law Firm of the Year - Mergers & Acquisitions.

The difference between an employment contract and a service contract in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan - February 17, 2012: Svetlana Lebedeva wrote an article 'The difference between an employment contract and a service contract in Kyrgyzstan'.

The International Court of Justice Gives Landmark Ruling on State Immunity

Brussels - February 3, 2012 : Today, the International Court of Justice has delivered its judgment on the merits of the proceedings instituted by Germany against Italy. The Court’s decision helps clarify several controversial legal issues relating to the jurisdictional immunities enjoyed by States under public international law.

EC Publishes Draft Text of Proposed Data Protection Regulation

Brussels - February 1, 2012 : Jan Dhont and Katherine Woodcock of the Lorenz Privacy Team outline the essential information.

Belgium Looks For Early Online Gambling Launch In 2012

Brussels - January 2012: Pieter Paepe was interviewed by GamblingCompliance.

Frédéric Dopagne to speak at SBDI Conference

Brussels – January 2012 : Frédéric Dopagne will sit on panel at a conference of the Belgian Society of International Law (SBDI) on March 15, 2011, and make a presentation on the concept of direct effect of international law in Belgian case law. The concept of direct effect is central in the invocation of rules of international law before national courts. However, its definition as well as its use in some types of proceedings call for a critical analysis and re-assessment.

New Dismissal Legislation Applicable As From January 1, 2012

Brussels – January 2012 : New dismissal rules have been introduced by the Act of April 12, 2011. As from January 1, 2012, two sets of dismissal rules apply based on whether employment contracts are executed before or as from January 1, 2012.

“Can foreign citizens and legal entities acquire immovable property in the Kyrgyz Republic?”

Kyrgyzstan - December 23, 2011: Iskender Batyrbekov wrote an article about how foreign citizens and legal entities acquire immovable property in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Lorenz named Law Firm of the Year for Belgium in The Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards Edition 2011

Brussels - December 23, 2011 - The Legal Awards Edition celebrates law firms and individuals as voted by the readership of Lawyer Monthly magazine. Over a six month period research was undertaken, votes were collected and award nominations were examined, all of which helped to produce a list of leading firms by jurisdiction and practice area.

Lawyer of the Year 2011 - Corporate INTL Legal Awards

Kyrgyzstan - December 2011: “2011 Mining Lawyer of the Year in Kyrgyzstan”.

Work permit and a labor visa for a foreigner in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan – December 12, 2011: Leyla Gulieva wrote an article on how to obtain a work permit and a labor visa for a foreigner in Kyrgyzstan.

New dismissal regulation

Brussels – December 2, 2011: Bertold Theeuwes and Sara Beutels wrote an academic article with an analysis of the new dismissal rules.

Frédéric Dopagne on Sanctions adopted by International Organizations

Brussels – November 2011: Frédéric Dopagne has contributed a chapter to the recently published book “International Organizations and the Idea of Autonomy”.

The Kyrgyz office is a winner in the DealMakers ‘End of Year’ Annual Awards 2011 campaign

Kyrgyzstan – October 2011: The firm has won the DealMakers ‘End of Year’ Annual Awards 2011.

Corporate Intl 2010 Legal Award Winner for Arbitration Law

Kyrgyzstan - October 2011: “Arbitration Advisory Firm of the Year in the Kyrgyz Republic”.

Lorenz congratulates its client, Spirou Charleroi Basketball Team, with its qualification for the 2011-2012 Euroleague

Brussels - October 3, 2011: Lorenz hereby wishes to congratulate its client, Spirou Charleroi Basketball Team, with its victory in the 2011 Euroleague Qualifying Round.

Privacy and the self-regulatory landscape for online advertising

Brussels – September 29, 2011: The Article 29 Working Party will issue an opinion on the self-regulatory framework for online behavioral marketing. Jan Dhont and Katie Woodcock comment in an IAPP publication.

Getting the Deal Through – Mining 2011

Kyrgyzstan - August 2011: Niyazbek Aldashev, Samara Dumanaeva and Svetlana Lebedeva contributed to the edition Getting the Deal Through – Mining 2011

Corporate Intl 2010 Legal Award Winner for Communications Law

Kyrgyzstan - August 2011: “Communications Law Firm of the Year in the Kyrgyz Republic”.

Lorenz congratulates its client, the BMC RACING TEAM, with the victory of Cadel Evans in the Tour de France.

Brussels - July 25, 2011: Lorenz hereby wish to congratulate its client, the BMC Racing Team, with the fantastic victory of Cadel Evans in the Tour de France.

Privacy Update: Obtaining Consent In Europe. Mission Impossible?

Brussels - July 22, 2011: The European Privacy Watchdog provides guidance on the concept of “consent” as a precondition to process personal information.

Winner in the DealMakers Country Awards 2011 campaign

Kyrgyzstan - July 2011: Lorenz Bishkek has been acknowledged and voted as a winner in the DealMakers Country Awards 2011 campaign.

Corporate Intl 2010 Legal Award Winner for Dispute Resolution Advisory Law

Kyrgyzstan - July 2011: “Dispute Resolution Advisory Firm of the Year in the Kyrgyz Republic”.

‘Highly commended – Top Tier Firm - 2011’

Bishkek - June 15, 2011 : Lorenz received the notification of ‘HIGHLY COMMENDED – TOP TIER FIRM - 2011’ by the InterContinental Finance Magazine’s for the 2011 programme.

BeTech Event Invitation 16.06.2011

Brussels - May 31, 2011 : BeTech is a reference ICT network in Belgium where technology professionals can meet, exchange views and share experiences regarding new ICT trends

Lorenz Receives Accolades from Finance Monthly as M&A and TMT Law Firm of the Year 2011 for Belgium

Brussels - May 2011: Lorenz received from Finance Monthly an award as M&A and TMT Law Firm of the Year 2011 for Belgium.

Lorenz Contributes Belgian Chapter to the PLC Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions Handbook 2011/12

Brussels - May 2011: Lorenz has also contributed this year the Belgian chapter to the PLC Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions Handbook examining major legal issues relating to M&A in Belgium, including an examination of current market activity, the regulation of recommended and hostile bids, pre-bid formalities including due diligence, stakebuilding and agreements, and post-bid considerations (including squeeze-out and de-listing procedures). Lorenz and its Head of Corporate/M&A are also endorsed in the Handbook as recognised M&A players on the Belgian legal market.

Lorenz adds Sébastien Ledure (Sports & Entertainment Law) to rapidly growing Brussels Office

Brussels - May 2011: Lorenz Brussels proudly announces the opening of its sports and entertainment law practice and the arrival of a prominent Sports & Entertainment Lawyer, Sébastien Ledure.

Jan Dhont and Katherine H. Woodcock on the future of EU data breaches

Brussels - May 2011: The Article 29 Working Party adopted an opinion outlining its approach to data breaches and setting the stage for a harmonized framework and a coherent legislative approach by EU member states for data breaches in the EU.

Corporate Intl 2010 Legal Award Winner for Employment/Labour Law

Kyrgyzstan - May 2011: "Employment/Labour Law Firm of the Year in the Kyrgyz Republic".

Lorenz Receives ACQ Global Award as Belgian Independent Law Firm of the Year

Brussels – April 28, 2011: Lorenz is proud to announce that it received the award as Belgian Independent Law Firm of the Year on the occasion of the ACQ Global Awards.

Lawyers World Law Award Winner 2011

Kyrgyzstan – April 2011: “Lawyers World Law Awards” recognize Lorenz as Law Firm of the year the in the category of Mergers & Acquisitions.

Corporate Intl 2010 Legal Award Winner for Full Service Law Firm

Kyrgyzstan - April 2011 : “Full Service Law Firm of the Year in the Kyrgyz Republic”.

Frédéric Dopagne Gives Conferences in Montreal

Brussels - March 2011: Dr. Dopagne will give a series of conferences and lectures in Montreal on March 30-31 and April 1, on various topics of international public law.

Lorenz associate, Mrs Sara Beutels, wins the 2011 Brussels Bar pleading competition

Brussels - March 2011: The annual pleading competition of the Brussels Bar was held on March 9, 2011, in the in the Palace of Justice. Lorenz associates, Mrs Katherine Jonckheere and Mrs Sara Beutels, both made an excellent impression and were considered two of the strongest participants.

Frédéric Dopagne co-author of a book on parliamentary dialogue within the European Union

Brussels – March 2011: Following the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, national parliaments of the EU Member States are involved in the EU legislative process through procedures designed to assess compliance with the principle of subsidiarity. This new mechanism raises several questions at the level of both EU law and domestic constitutional orders, especially in federal States where the participation of regional parliaments proves not easy to implement.

Corporate Intl 2010 Legal Award Winner for International/Cross Border Law

Kyrgyzstan - March 2011: “International/Cross Border Law Firm of the Year in the Kyrgyz Republic”.

Best Lawyers

Kyrgyzstan - January 2011: Niyazbek Aldashev was listed in Best Lawyers since 2008.

General Business Law: Kyrgyz Republic

Kyrgyzstan - January 2011: Chambers and Partnes published one of the best references about our law firm among other law firms in Kyrgyzstan.

Niyaz Aldashev and Svetlana Lebedeva were awarded with the Certificates of Appreciation by The Doing Business

Kyrgyzstan - January 2011: Niyaz Aldashev and Svetlana Lebedeva were awarded with the Certificates of Appreciation by The Doing Business.

Poland Amends Data Protection Law

Brussels - January 17, 2011: Joanna Tomaszewska and Jan Dhont comment on the recent amendment of the Polish Data Protection Act.

Lorenz receives Finance Monthly Global Award as Belgian law firm of the year

Brussels - January 2011: Lorenz is proud to announce that it received the Finance Monthly Global Award 2010 as Belgian Law Firm of the Year.

BeTech Event Invitation 19.01.2011

Brussels - January 6, 2011: BeTech is a reference ICT network in Belgium where technology professionals can meet, exchange views and share experiences regarding new ICT trends.

Corporate Intl 2010 Legal Award Winner for Patent Law

Kyrgyzstan - January 2011: “Patents Law Firm of the Year in the Kyrgyz Republic”

Bert Theeuwes interviewed on the future of pensions and other social security benefits

Brussels - December 17, 2010: Bert Theeuwes interviewed on the future of pensions and other social security benefits.

Tracking Online Behaviour Has Its Limits

Brussels - December 2010: Tracking Online Behaviour Has Its Limits.

Lorenz receives CORPORATE INTL’s Special Award as Most Dynamic and Adaptable Belgian Law Firm during the Downturn

Brussels – November 2010: Lorenz received CORPORATE INTL’s Special Award as Most Dynamic and Adaptable Belgian Law Firm during the Downturn. CORPORATE INTL’s 2010 Special Awards celebrates firms that have used innovative practice to fare the onset of the economic downturn and the months that followed.

Uruguay Found To Provide Adequate Protection

Brussels - October 12, 2010: the Article 29 Working Party opined that the Eastern Republic of Uruguay provides an adequate level of data protection within the meaning of Article 25(6) of the Directive 95/46/EC.

Joanna Tomaszewska and Jan Dhont comments on privacy impact assessment for RFID applications

Brussels – October 28, 2010: RFID Applications Require Prior Privacy Impact Assessment.

BeTech Event Invitation 20.10.2010

BETECH invites you to its second event on 20 October 2010 with a top speaker of Microsoft on cloud computing.

Lorenz receives ACQ’s 2010 award for Internet and E-commerce Law Firm of the Year in Belgium

Brussels – September 2010: Lorenz is proud to announce that it is the winner of ACQ’s award for Internet and E-commerce Law Firm of the Year in Belgium.

Frédéric Dopagne publishes a book on countermeasures taken by international organisations

Brussels – July 2010: Countermeasures are acts intrinsically contrary to international law, whose illegality is nevertheless precluded as they constitute a reaction to a previous wrongful act. Like States, international organisations resort to this kind of sanctions, against both member States and non-member States.

Revised Data Privacy Directive Likely to Include Principle of Accountability

Brussels - July 13, 2010: In a call to action, the Article 29 Working Party adopted an opinion on the principle of accountability.