IBA Paris 2023

The IBA Annual Conference will take place in Paris on 29 October – 3 November, and as every year ALTIUS will be proudly represented.

An independent full-service Belgian law firm, ALTIUS knows the Belgian and European legal scene inside-out. With more than 65 lawyers, and multiple practices, ALTIUS is the Belgian partner of many law firms.

Five ALTIUS partners, all longstanding active members of the IBA, will be present in Paris, to represent all our partners and practices. They have been elected to a variety of roles in the different committees of the association.

They will be available to meet with old and new friends and colleagues during their time in the City of Light.

Do you want to meet a member of our team in Paris? Do not hesitate to contact them directly.

Marie Brasseur - IBA

Marie Brasseur, Partner, Corporate and M&A
Commissioner of the Future of Legal Services Commission

Marie specialises in complex international and national M&A transactions, including distressed acquisitions and private equity transactions. She is bringing a wealth of experience and strategic insight to clients seeking to navigate the complexities of these deals.

She is also renowned for her ability to craft tailored legal solutions for her clients and advises regularly on domestic and cross-border restructurings. Marie is an active member of the legal community and regularly participates in industry events and associations, such as AIJA (Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats), where she acted as President of the Corporate and M&A Commission for 3 years and the IBA, where she has been an Officer for many years and now is a Commissioner of the Future of Legal Services Commission.

Contact: marie.brasseur@altius.com

Alexander Hansebout, Partner, Dispute Resolution
Member of the (Litigation Committee) core project team preparing the “IBA Guide to Cross-Border Enforcement of Judgments Against States”

Alexander specialises in domestic and international dispute resolution. He has extensive experience in complex disputes concerning a broad range of issues, including: commercial and contractual matters; liability and insurance; insolvency-related matters; and the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. Alexander provides pre-litigation counsel and conducts negotiations, mediation and litigation before the national courts and the Court of Justice of the European Union. He has been involved in numerous arbitration cases (ICC, CEPANI, NAI, SCC, WIPO and ad hoc), both representing the parties and as an arbitrator.

Contact: alexander.hansebout@altius.com

Alexander Hansebout - IBA
Lieven Peeters

Lieven Peeters, Partner, Real Estate
Officer of the Leisure Committee and active member of the Real Estate Section – panel speaker at the 2023 IBA Real Estate Investments Conference in Santiago (Chili) and at the 2022 IBA Annual Conference in Miami

Lieven is a renowned expert in the field of real estate and construction. He has a deep knowledge of contract law and co-heads both the ‘retail & consumer goods’ and the ‘leisure & hospitality’ industry practice.

Lieven advises his clients in all aspects of complex real estate (M&A) transactions, including: the structuring of real estate projects; real estate M&A; sale-and-leaseback transactions; joint ventures; leasing; FIIS (REIT-) structures; (re-)development projects. He has advised on various major transactions in the Belgian market involving large several logistic clusters and hotels; office buildings; commercial properties; court of Justice; large inner-city (re-)developments; and on other real estate niche products (including dark kitchens and mixed-use projects).

Contact: lieven.peeters@altius.com

Christophe Ronse, Partner, Intellectual Property & Life Sciences
Officer of the IP Committee

Christophe is a partner in the IP & Dispute Resolution department of ALTIUS and leads the firm’s life sciences and patents practice. In particular, he specialises in intellectual property, with a focus on patent law, and healthcare law. Christophe advises and assists national and international clients in complex litigation at the Belgian and international level.

Christophe is a regular contributor of legal articles and a speaker at conferences mainly in the field of intellectual property & pharmaceutical law, including delivering the inaugural address to the Brussels Bar Association for the judicial year 2005-2006.

Contact: christophe.ronse@altius.com

Christophe Ronse - IBA
Jérôme Vermeylen - IBA

Jérôme Vermeylen, Partner, Corporate and M&A

Jérôme Vermeylen’s practice is focused on M&A, joint ventures, corporate reorganisations, and corporate law in general. He has an in-depth knowledge in cross-border mergers and reorganisations.

Jérôme advises numerous Belgian and international groups and private equity funds about their proposed acquisitions, investments, reorganisations, and other corporate issues. He also assists clients in corporate dispute resolution files (e.g., post-acquisition claims, shareholders’ disputes, and directors’ liability issues) and in banking and finance matters. Over the years, Jérôme has been assisting clients from various industries, including technology and telecoms, insurance, real estate, logistics and non-profit.

Contact: jerome.vermeylen@altius.com

Market recognition

ALTIUS is recognised by its clients and peers as a top player on the market. With 20 ranked industry practices and departments in the latest edition of Legal 500, and 7 ranked departments and 11 ranked lawyers in the latest edition of Chambers Europe, we offer high quality services throughout all our practices and departments.

ALTIUS was awarded the best law firm in the Benelux at the Leaders League Alliance Summit in 2023.

Brussels Finest Lawyers

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 got your legal issue covered.


Choosing ALTIUS
as your Legal Partner

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.

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