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Starting a Business in Antwerp

Here you will find all the information you need to start up your own company. 

Find out all there is to know on specific regulations and doing business in Antwerp, with the help of our business contact guide.

1 | Formalities, Registrations and Declarations for Diamond Traders

  • Formalities and registrations
  • Declarations
  • Setting up a diamond processing business

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2 | Founding a company in Belgium

  • Company start-up procedure

  • Compliance with Belgian accountancy law

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3 | Types of Companies in Belgium

4 | Methods to acquire companies in Belgium

  • Asset deals
  • Share deals

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5 | Commercial Property

  • Rental Contracts
  • Purchase

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6 | Insurance

7 | Labour in Belgium

  • Status of the employee
  • Employment contracts
  • Recruiting employees
  • Specific case of secondment                                                            
  • Relocation Assistance and Integration
  • Public holidays in Belgium
  • Legal paid annual leave in Belgium
  • Salary
  • Illness of the employee
  • Personnel/staff administration
  • Social Inspection Department
  • Contribution to the Internal Compensation Fund

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8 | International Agreements

  • International agreements between Belgium and India
  • International agreements between Belgium and the United States
  • International agreements between Belgium and Russia    
  • International agreements between Belgium and the United Arab Emirates
  • International agreements between Belgium and Israel

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9 | Subsidies in Belgium

  • European level
  • National level
  • Regional level
  • Local level

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10 | Intellectual Property

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Industrial designs and models
  • i-DEPOT
  • Copyright
  • Confidential information and trade secrets
  • Diamond Shapes

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Dorien Vandersanden

Legal Officer

Trisevgeni Stavropoulos

Head of Legal & Compliance