Retail & Consumer Goods

ALTIUS Expertise
A fast-moving mentality…

Belgium has always been known as a centre of trade. From the early Renaissance to modern times, raw materials, goods and services have been moving with ease from the Flemish ports to customers around the world. Locally, multinationals produce, sell and distribute everything from potato chips to sneakers.

…combines with a multi-cultural mindset

Managing all this top-notch infrastructure and international trade requires a serious mind for business. This is where ALTIUS’ multi-talented and multi-lingual experts can step in and help advise on all types of projects from distribution strategy to investment projects, cooperation agreements, retail space contracts, dispute resolution and competition issues.

How we can help

Advertising,

marketing and promotion

B2B

rules on unlawful contractual terms and conditions, abuse of economic dependence and unfair market practices

Commercial

agreements (sale, lease, supply and purchase agreements, (selective) distribution, franchising, agency, joint venture agreements, commercial cooperation agreements, license agreements, OEM agreements, (joint) development agreements, etc.)

Competition

and regulatory issues

(Collective)

consumer claims

Cross-border

recovery of (distressed) debt and insolvency

Data

protection and e-commerce

Dispute

resolution, including class actions, product liability, recall and tort liability

Employment

and labour relations

IP

and brand protection issues

M&A,

joint ventures, strategic alliances and corporate structures

Real estate

and property matters (acquisition and commercial leases)

Our experts in
Retail & Consumer Goods law

  • Alexander Hansebout

    Partner

  • Lieven Peeters

    Partner

  • Carmen Verdonck

    Partner

Our latest retail & consumer goods news

January 08, 2024

Franchise network benchmark: 5 principles to bear in mind for a good reporting clause

In this blog post, we highlight 5 essential principles that need to be taken into account when drafting a reporting clause for benchmarking purposes that would be considered reasonable, relevant and valid under Belgian law.

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May 30, 2023

The Arbitrability of Distributorship Law Disputes in Belgium: a reversal of case law

On 7 April 2023, the Belgian Cour de Cassation reversed its long standing case law and decided that (from now on) disputes concerning the termination of exclusive distribution agreements are eligible to be settled by arbitration.

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March 14, 2023

WEBINAR VIDEO | The N°1, healthy, rich in learning webinar about claims

During this session, Mathieu Maniet, François Lambert and Karel Martens discuss the rules for No. 1 claims, cosmetic claims and health and nutrition claims, and give you an overview of the most important issues as well as practical guidelines.

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