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04/06/2019

ALTIUS Lunch & Learn

ALTIUS a le plaisir d'organiser plusieurs séminaires Lunch & Learn dédiés au droit des affaires. Autour d'un lunch, notre objectif…
  • Insolvency and Restructuring
08/02/2019

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…
WRITTEN BY
Bart Heynickx
  • Employment
24/12/2018

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
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…
WRITTEN BY
Bart Heynickx
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…
  • Sports & Entertainment
  • Digital
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)…
  • Employment
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…
  • Employment
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…
  • Employment
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,…
10/10/2018

Three ALTIUS lawyers promoted to Counsel

ALTIUS is delighted to announce the appointment of three new Counsel.
  • Employment
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.
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…
  • Intellectual Property
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…
  • Competition
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…
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Banking and Finance
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…
  • Insolvency and Restructuring
10/09/2018

Follow-up monitoring of companies in financial difficulty

The legislature recently took steps to improve the follow-up monitoring of companies in financial difficulty and strengthen the fight against…
WRITTEN BY
Bart Heynickx
  • Insolvency and Restructuring
30/07/2018

Personal bankruptcy of company administrators

In the past, administrators of commercial companies with limited liability (eg, NV/SA and BVBA/SPRL) were not seen as 'merchants' under…
WRITTEN BY
Bart Heynickx
  • Dispute Resolution
17/07/2018

The Brussels International Business Court

The Belgian government has introduced a draft bill in parliament to establish an English-speaking state court specialised in international disputes:…
  • Intellectual Property
10/07/2018

Trademarks versus artistic freedom of expression: milestone referral for preliminary ruling

In a high-profile trademark infringement case involving Moët Hennessey Champagne Services (MHCS) – owner of the famous Champagne brand Dom…
WRITTEN BY
Olivier Vrins and Jeroen Muyldermans
02/07/2018

Marie Brasseur has been made Partner

ALTIUS has invited its experienced Corporate and M&A specialist Marie Brasseur into the firm’s equity partnership. Marie’s promotion highlights the…
  • Employment
29/06/2018

Employment Newsletter June 2018

 Latest updates in Employment matters:  
  • Intellectual Property
26/06/2018

The rule of neutralisation: all about Messi and Picasso

In Jaime Masferrer Coma vs Lionel Messi (Case T-554/14), the EU General Court concluded that – regardless of the identity…
  • Insolvency and Restructuring
  • Digital
15/06/2018

Insolvency goes digital: Regsol and its innovations

As of 17 April 2017, the creditors of a company that has been declared bankrupt must electronically file their declaration…
WRITTEN BY
Bart Heynickx and Charlotte Vermeersch
  • Corporate and M&A
06/06/2018

Belgian Parliament is discussing a draft law for a more flexible Code on Companies and Associations

On 4 June 2018, the draft Code on Companies and Associations was presented to the Belgian Parliament. If approved, the…
16/05/2018

Voorontwerp goederenrecht goedgekeurd door de Ministerraad

Op 4 mei 2018 keurde de Ministerraad het voorontwerp van wet goed dat boek 3 (“Goederen”) zal vormen van het…
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