Jessica Xiong
Bart Junior Bollen
Grégory Ernes
Sébastien Willems
Caroline De Mulder
Christelle
Domien
Pauline Geentjens
Christophe Ronse
Esther Soetens
Astrid Caporali
Ani
Emma Van Caenegem
Anne-Marie
Mieke D’hanis
Adrien
Geoffrey Froidbise
Ria
Arthur van Greunsven
Inge van den Dorpel
Nancy
Valérie
Roel Verheyden
Jérôme Vermeylen
Samira
Pierre Antoine
Carmen Verdonck
Charlotte Vandeurzen
Brigitte
Kirian Claeyé
Annabel Coopman
Chrisia
William Timmermans
Gaëlle Dejonckheere
Lieven Peeters
Philippe de Jong
Audrey Zegers
Marie Brasseur
Willem-Alexander Devlies
Bart Heynickx
Chloé Michiels
Karel Martens
Jef Sprengers
Mathilde de Foestraets
Mathieu Maniet
Alexandre Calain
Sven Demeulemeester
Christophe
Tom Vantroyen
Sheena Belmans
Altius: Open minds, bold idea
That’s why we’re so much
more than great lawyers.

About ALTIUS

As an independent Belgian law firm, ALTIUS knows the Belgian and European legal scene inside-out. Pragmatic, professional and personal, every lawyer on the 90-plus team brings their own brand of passion and expertise to the job at hand. At ALTIUS, we do legal differently. Going the extra mile and challenging the status quo is the way we work with every colleague, client and business partner. Our service is unique in today’s legal space. Open minds and bold ideas – that’s what makes us so much more than great lawyers.

The ALTIUS Difference

Business is always personal

We believe business is always personal. Our group of highly specialised lawyers and industry experts are ready to help whatever your legal challenge.

A great vibe

Forget about formal, the team at ALTIUS prides itself on its open approach. From the trainees to the partners to the clients, everyone is part of the team.

Open minds & Bold ideas

Doing legal differently means challenging the status quo. It means a refreshing openness to the new and different. Another perspective? A surprising idea? It’s what we do every day.

Not legal as usual

Expertise and experience are key to interpreting the law. As insiders within the Belgian and European legal scenes, our lawyers will find the best legal paths, backed by solid legal advice and suited to your precise needs.

Trust. It is what we do.

Niche Expertise
Rich Experience

Truly a different perspective
At ALTIUS, we look at your business from two different angles: legal practice and industry sector. Our teams of specialised lawyers are additionally grouped into dedicated, cross-specialty, industry-focused teams. Whether you are looking for a dedicated legal specialist or a team of industry insiders, at ALTIUS, we have your legal issue(s) covered.

Expertises

The past few years have been quite challenging for the international financial world from a legal perspective. Helping our clients adapt to the moving legal landscape and navigate and anticipate the financial markets’ fast-changing regulations is our core area of expertise with a focus on three main sectorsareas of activities: finance and capital transactions, investment funds and regulatory advice to financial institutions.

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It takes a certain type of lawyer to work up the right contract. The ALTIUS team has the experience and expertise to make your business a success in commercial and contractual matters.

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Competition law is a labyrinth. Whether you are David or Goliath, sound legal advice is mission critical when entering the battlefield with your competitors or negotiating with your suppliers or customers. Our experts are ready and waiting to clarify the fine print and take up your defence in Belgian and EU competition law procedures.

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ALTIUS offers solid expertise in M&A and corporate law. Known for a fast, hands-on and personal service, our specialists the experts on the Corporate and M&A team at ALTIUS assist work for a wide range of corporate clients, private equity funds, national and international corporations, financial institutions, and entrepreneurs on both domestic and cross-border transactions, and private clients across handling a broad spectrum of corporate matters.

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Dispute Resolution is an art form. And the specialised in-house dispute resolution team at ALTIUS masters the art. Focusing on negotiation and alternative dispute resolution rather than court proceedings is the preferred path to resolution, but the team is always ready to head to court or arbitration when necessary.

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Employment law in Belgium has more facets than an Antwerp diamond. Our very experienced employment team helps HR departments, SMEs and multinationals as well as executive-level employees navigate complex and constantly changing employment regulations in an integrated fashion. True partners, our lawyers offerfocus on practical solutions to reduce legal risks and keep your HR experts focused on more important tasks.

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As the capital of Europe, Brussels offers its own blend of financial capital excellenceinstitutions. Our team of dedicated specialists support financial players from larger financial institutions to electronic payment corporationscompanies as well as insurersthe private and social insurance sectors.

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The tech community is always one step ahead of the game. Driving cutting-edge innovation at the forefront of technology brings new questions and concerns to the table. The ALTIUS ICT team is always ready to help with everything from data protection to the ever-changing laws of the Internet.

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When things go wrong, we help make it right. From payment issues, international recovery to financial and operational restructuring, we support your company by balancing the legal, commercial and strategic risks when it comes to insolvency issues.

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IP is big business. From patents, trademarks and trade secrets to geographical indications to song lyrics and books to gaming and computer code , the savoir faire built into a company’s or start-up’s IP is a crucial asset. Protecting and nurturing this asset is what the highly specialized IP experts do for our clients at ALTIUS.

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The world of life sciences revolves around a continuous cycle of growth. In-depth specialists, our multi-disciplinary team offers technical, regulatory and transactional expertise throughout the pharmaceutical, agricultural and food sectors. ALTIUS clients include innovators in the pharmaceutical industry as well as hospitals, private equity investors, and leaders in the dental and veterinary segments.

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Extensive experience spells success in the world of private equity. Our experts work with international and domestic private equity firms, venture capital funds, niche real estate funds, senior debt and mezzanine providers and equity fund investors as well as management teams seeking independent legal advisors.

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Our Belgian and EU procurement legal experts are committed to the contract so to speak. Advising on tenders, contracting authorities, procurement law and litigation, at ALTIUS we take procurement matters very seriously as do our clients.

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The face of commercial real estate is constantly changing. Working through the real estate lifecycle is one of many tasks for this team of experts. From urbanisation issues and disputes to hotel development to new real estate economies like “dark or ghost” kitchen development, nothing is too daunting for these legal minds.

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The crème de la crème when it comes to EU regulations in the fields of food & beverages and life sciences. From plant varieties protection producs to geographical indications (GI) or traditional terms for wine and data protection for medicines, this team of EU regulatory and IP super specialists makes sure your product is protected and compliant.

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Belgium is home to outstanding athletes in the worlds of football, field hockey and much more. Our dedicated network with Tiberghien, ATFIELD, is renowned in the sports industry for its highly specialised and independent legal and tax advice. Our sports law practice enjoys consistent top-rankings in legal reference guides and our partners are recognised as leaders in the field of sports law. Our clients include some of the most renowned clubs, athletes and sports federations, both in Belgium and abroad. Our dedicated network, ATFIELD, is renowned in the Belgian sports industry for its highly specialised and independent legal and tax advice.

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Beyond what you expect from your law firm

Local issue? Regional questions? International issue?

Yes, please!

Corporate clients

Larger companies and multinationals count on our legal expertise to enhance existing in-house legal counsel.

ALTIUS as your behind-the-scenes legal partner

Our legal teams help large Belgian companies and local offices of multinationals navigate the Belgian and EU legal scenes.

Small-to-medium businesses

Small-to-medium-sized companies need a different approach to legal services, which is why so many SMEs in Belgium trust us with their day-to-day legal needs.

ALTIUS as your trusted legal advisor

Small family companies and start-ups don’t usually need a big legal team. That is why ALTIUS can easily tailor the right service to the right need.

International

Belgium is a diverse country, which can be mind-bogglingly complex to outsiders. We help foreign law firms and other international organisations with our insider knowledge of the Belgian legal scene.

ALTIUS as your Belgian legal guide

The regional and linguistic complexity of Belgium can be confusing to an outsider. We support foreign law firms and international organisations who need a legal insider in Brussels.

News

December 02, 2022

Are parallel importers necessarily allowed to rebox medicines in case of visible traces from ATDs? The CJEU says NO

Pharmaceutical companies are obliged to affix an anti-tampering device (‘ATD’) on prescription-only medicines to enable verification of whether a medicine’s packaging has been tampered with. Parallel importers argue that this results in an overarching objective necessity to ‘rebox’ such medicines.

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November 30, 2022

Heiploeg’s impact on Belgian insolvency law

The European Court of Justice’s (“ECJ”) Plessers judgment seemed to cause a serious threat for the applicability of the Belgian reorganisation procedure by transfer under judicial supervision, and the right of the interested buyer of the debtor’s activities to choose which particular employees it would take over. But, in the end, it has turned out to be “much ado about nothing”.

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Upcoming Events

December 14, 2022 14:00

ALTIUS Digital Law Series #18: Keeping up with GDPR

ALTIUS’ data protection team puts the spotlight on recent GDPR and data protection developments during dedicated webinars.

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December 20, 2022 12:30

Help … am I still up-to-date with the current trends in labour law?

The end of the year is a moment for both looking forward and back. For 2022, given the multitude of new and important employment legislation that will have a significant impact on your day-to-day HR practice, how can you do that without feeling dizzy?

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Any questions?
Do you need legal advice?

At ALTIUS, we believe business is always personal. That’s why we’re so much more than just great lawyers; we are team players and relationship builders. Combining legal excellence with passion, optimism, and good judgement, we bring a fresh perspective and genuine commitment. Whatever your legal challenges, we think in new ways and find innovative solutions.