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10/12/2018

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 bankruptcy of company administrators). This article examines the effects of…
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23/11/2018

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 the EU and Euratom. The EU and the UK still…
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21/11/2018

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) delivered its eagerly awaited ruling in the case involving Henrik…
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20/11/2018

The Geo-Blocking Regulation enters into force on 3 December 2018. What to expect?

“Geo-blocking” is a phenomenon whereby companies refuse a sale to a customer based on geographical factors such as their nationality or location. Common geo-blocking practices are the denial of access…
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26/10/2018

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 ‘high-earning’ employee before 1 January 2014 must be taken into…
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18/10/2018

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 of the company’s risk analysis and the prevention measures to…
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12/10/2018

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, employer reporting obligation and withholding tax?
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10/10/2018

Three ALTIUS lawyers promoted to Counsel

ALTIUS is delighted to announce the appointment of three new Counsel.
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09/10/2018

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.
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08/10/2018

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 Law / Ligue Internationale du Droit de la Concurrence (LIDC), …
Publications
28/09/2018

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 deserve particular attention, as they affect the Benelux trademark environment…
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27/09/2018

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 (edited by Ilene Knable Gotts).
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13/09/2018

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 Directive, has put in place the Register of Ultimate Beneficial…
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10/09/2018

Follow-up monitoring of companies in financial

Written byBart Heynickx
The legislature recently took steps to improve the follow-up monitoring of companies in financial difficulty and strengthen the fight against inactive companies. To determine whether companies are in financial difficulty,…
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27/08/2018

E-sports: professional gamers as olympic medalists?

While previous generations engaged in endless discussions about whether chess should be considered as a ‘real sport’, today it is gaming that has become the subject of that same question.…
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