Meet Bregt Raus

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Bregt Raus specialises in intellectual property and EU regulatory affairs, with a focus on patents, plant variety rights, and matters relating to the agri-food and life sciences industries. He has experience in both non-contentious and contentious matters, representing clients before the Belgian courts as well as the Court of Justice of the EU.

Bregt is a member of the Belgian Food Law Organisation (BFSO legal), the European Food Law Association (EFLA), and the International Cannabis Bar Association (INCBA), in addition to the University of Chicago, BAEF and Fulbright alumni groups. At ALTIUS, he leads the life sciences matrix, a cross-departmental initiative that pools know-how and hosts the recurring Life Sciences Sessions.

  • LL.M. (University of Chicago Law School, USA – BAEF fellow & Fulbright scholarship)
  • Exchange programme (University of Santa Clara Law School, USA)
  • Master in Law (University of Ghent)
  • Bregt is fluent in Dutch, English and French
Selection of publications
  • “Clearing the Fog: The EU Harmonises THC Limits in Food Hemp Seeds”, European Food and Feed Law Review, 2023, 148.
  • “Agricultural law in Belgium”, in Agricultural Law Global Guide, Thomson Reuters – Practical Law, 2020 (with P. de Jong)
  • “Who’s Afraid of 3D Printing?”, 25 B.U. Sci. & Tech. L. 2019, 60 (with B. Depoorter)
What our clients say about us

‘I had the chance to cooperate closely with Mr. Philippe De Jong and Mr. Bregt Raus and the qualities I value the most in them are the ability to provide advice on different subjects, maintaining the same high standard and their dedication to attention to detail. Although I am a meticulous person, I completely trust their feedback on a particular issue and I feel that I can entirely rely on it.’ – Legal 500 EMEA, 2023

‘Collaborated with both Philippe de Jong and Bregt Raus, two individuals that have deep and up-to-date knowledge about the subject of European DOP rules and legislation and very quickly understood the potential impact on our business based on our products and industry processes. Furthermore, they’re very communicative, and keep the agreed timelines and budgets.’ – Legal 500 EMEA, 2023

“Bregt Raus provides an exceptionally high level of service.” – Legal 500 EMEA, 2022