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Posts by Jonas Jespers

The period for obtaining the M or N residence card for beneficiaries of the Brexit withdrawal agreement is coming to an end


United Kingdom nationals who exercised their right to reside in an EU member state in accordance with Union law before the end of the Brexit transition period can continue to reside there thereafter and vice versa. They are beneficiaries of the Brexit withdrawal agreement. According to the Brexit withdrawal agreement host states may require these […]

Astrea has advised ArchiMed on its investment in Xpress Biologics


Astrea has advised ArchiMed, a leading investment firm focused exclusively on the healthcare industries, on backing Xpress Biologics, a leading developer of systems and manufacturing processes for the production of plasmid DNA and protein therapeutics. With the support of ArchiMed, Xpress Biologics will be able to take a bigger step in the expansion of its […]

Covid vaccination and the GDPR


A recent survey in Belgium has revealed that the majority of employers is in favour of a compulsory vaccination of their employees. Can employees be required to be vaccinated and can employers ask for proof of vaccination? The answer to both questions at the moment is: no. The processing of data concerning health is generally […]

Headscarf ban at work: neutrality or discrimination …?


A recent judgment in Brussels on the headscarf ban has created quite a stir in the press and has led to a number of political discussions. For many companies, the question will now arise again whether a policy of neutrality is still permitted? In the judgement of 3 May 2021 by the French-speaking labour court […]

Hoofddoekenverbod op het werk: neutraliteit of discriminatie …?


Een recent Brussels vonnis over het hoofddoekenverbod heeft heel wat weerklank gekregen in de pers en heeft geleid tot aan aantal politieke discussies. Voor heel wat ondernemingen zal nu opnieuw de vraag rijzen of een neutraliteitsbeleid voortaan nog toegelaten is? In het vonnis van 3 mei 2021 van de Franstalige arbeidsrechtbank te Brussel werd de […]