Top law firms ALTIUS and Tiberghien join their sports expertise in ATFIELD

  Brussels – The sports departments of full service law firm ALTIUS and the tax law firm Tiberghien have joined…

ALTIUS appoints a new Counsel!

  With the New Year come new opportunities! ALTIUS is proud to announce that Sophie Lens has been appointed as…
  • Employment

Employers, be aware of the “hidden protection period” kick-off!

  The “hidden protection period” is one of the most remarkable features of the social elections process. The hidden protection…

ALTIUS Lunch & Learn 2020

  ALTIUS a le plaisir d'organiser plusieurs séminaires Lunch & Learn dédiés au droit des affaires en 2020. Autour d'un…
  • Dispute Resolution

The CEPANI 2020 Arbitration Rules: 10 noteworthy changes

CEPANI, the Belgian Center for Arbitration and Mediation, has issued a revised version of its Arbitration Rules (“Rules”). The 2020…
  • Real Estate and Regulatory

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Real Estate 2020

  One of our partners, Lieven Peeters, is pleased to announce that the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Real Estate 2020…
  • Employment

X – 60: What are your obligations?

  On X – 60, i.e. between 13 and 26 December 2019, depending on the chosen election day, the employer…
  • Insolvency and Restructuring

Clawback: chasing assets

  This article reflects on some of the options offered under Belgian law by the actio pauliana, commonly referred to in…
  • Employment

Discover our Equal Gender Pay Booklet covering 20 European countries!

  Gender pay equality is a fundamental right. Yet, this right is not yet a reality. Women still earn less…
  • Employment

Whistleblowing employees soon to be protected against retaliation measures?

  On 7 October 2019, the EU Council approved the Directive on the protection of persons who report breaches of…
  • Employment

Social elections 2020: Homeworkers can vote from their ‘home office’

More and more employees structurally work from home (with fixed homeworking days). Assuming the social elections date falls on an…
  • Insolvency and Restructuring

Effect of EU preventive restructuring directive on Belgian insolvency framework

On 31 January 2009 the Belgian Business Continuity Act (BCA) was passed into law. The BCA'sobjective is to protect companies…
  • Competition

The Merger Control Review, Tenth Edition: Belgium

Carmen Verdonck and Nina Methens have written the Belgian chapter in the Merger Control Review, tenth edition (edited by Ilene Knable…
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Banking and Finance

The arrival of the UBO register or the "register of wealth" - what you need to know

The Anti-Money Laundering Act of 18 September 2017 (hereafter the “Belgian AML Act”), which transposes the fourth European Anti-Money Laundering…
  • Information and Communication Technology

ALTIUS invests heavily in legal tech

The first development is a scalable GDPR application that combines ALTIUS' expertise with the LeyQi automation tool
  • Insolvency and Restructuring

Licence to contract – licence agreements and insolvency law

In an insolvency situation, the fate of ongoing contracts is something to be discussed. Such contracts are often closely linked…
  • Insolvency and Restructuring

Is ECJ jurisprudence torpedoing Belgian insolvency law?

One of the options under Belgian law for a company in financial difficulty is to receive protectionfrom its creditors and…
  • Employment

Employment law developments at the dawn of the New Year

  ‘SWT-RCC’: still possible as of 2019? The CBA90 bonus: new documents needed? ‘Private Supplementary Pension’: also for employees? The…
  • Employment

Terminating a worker’s employment in 2019…is the employer obliged to offer an enhanced redeployment package?

The Unified Employment Status Act, which entered into force on 1 January 2014, provides for a general framework to increase…
  • Insolvency and Restructuring

Effects of bankruptcy on spouses' personal debts

A previous article discussed the effects of a company's insolvency on its administrators (for further details please see The personal…

Brexit: Summary of the draft Withdrawal Agreement

On 14 November 2018, UK and EU negotiators agreed on a draft Agreement on the withdrawal of the UK from…
  • Sports & Entertainment
  • Digital

The Kristoffersen ruling: EFTA targets athlete endorsement deals

In its 16 November 2018 judgment, the Court of Justice of the European Free Trade Association States (the EFTA Court)…
  • Employment

Termination clauses validly concluded before 1 January 2014 are enforceable for high-earning employees

In a recent milestone judgment, the Belgian Constitutional Court has ruled that a termination clause validly entered into with a…
  • Employment

Have you already drawn-up your annual action plan ?

As you will know, each employer must have a global prevention plan, i.e. a 5-year plan that includes the results…
  • Employment

Equity granted by a foreign parent company: recent developments

Shares and share related benefits granted by a foreign parent company: from now on always subject to social security contributions,…

Three ALTIUS lawyers promoted to Counsel

ALTIUS is delighted to announce the appointment of three new Counsel.
  • Employment

More flexible leave schemes in Belgium

Two new Belgian Acts have introduced increased flexibility with regard to parental leave, leave for medical assistance and palliative care.

Carmen Verdonck elected President of the LIDC

Carmen Verdonck, Partner and head of our competition law practice, has been elected President of the International League of Competition…
  • Intellectual Property

New milestone for Benelux Convention on Intellectual Property

On 1 June 2018 the long-awaited amendments to the Benelux Convention on Intellectual Property (BCIP) entered into force. Three aspects…
  • Competition

The Merger Control Review, Ninth Edition: Belgium

Carmen Verdonck and former ALTIUS associate Daniel Muheme have written the Belgian chapter in the Merger Control Review, ninth edition…
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