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  • 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…
  • 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…
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…
  • Insolvency and Restructuring
04/05/2018

Relationship between privileged and secured creditors

On February 22 2018 the Supreme Court delivered an important judgment regarding the relationship between: privileged creditors in the framework…
WRITTEN BY
Bart Heynickx
18/04/2018

New Application Form for Customs Action in the EU

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2018/582 of 12 April 2018 amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1352/2013 establishing the forms…
27/03/2018

Belgium : finally VAT-option for leases?

The Belgian Federal Government announced, as part of a verification of the current government budget last weekend, that parties can…
26/02/2018

Has on-call work been called off by the Court of Justice of the European Union?

On 21 February 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that ‘stand-by time’ which a worker…
  • Insolvency and Restructuring
05/02/2018

Stricter scrutiny of inactive companies

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 and Esther Goldschmidt
11/01/2018

Voorontwerp Burgerlijk Wetboek: kansen én uitdagingen voor de vastgoedsector

Minister van Justitie Koen Geens werkt aan een globale hervorming van het Burgerlijk Wetboek. De eerste ontwerpen zijn inmiddels gekend,…
10/01/2018

Employment Newsletter January 2018

What’s new in 2018? First of all, we send you our very best wishes for a healthy, successful and prosperous…
  • Employment
26/12/2017

Has the self-employed status of Uber-drivers in Belgium been prejudiced by the recent European Court of Justice ruling?

On 20 December 2017, the European Court of Justice ruled that Uber’s intermediation services must be regarded as forming an…
  • Sports & Entertainment
14/12/2017

Transferts de mineurs : La Pro League au-delà du droit?

La Pro League est actuellement sur le point d’adopter une règlementation relative à l’affiliation et au transfert des joueurs mineurs…
  • Insolvency and Restructuring
07/11/2017

Administrator liability in bankruptcy framework

On August 11 2017, following proposed changes to the insolvency regime (for further details please see "Changes to insolvency regime…
WRITTEN BY
Bart Heynickx
03/11/2017

Changes to insolvency regime proposed

The Belgian insolvency regime comprises the Bankruptcy Act 1997 and the Business Continuity Act 2009. The government has recently undertaken…
WRITTEN BY
Alexander Hansebout and Bart Heynickx
  • Banking and Finance
31/10/2017

The Lending and Secured Finance Review, Third Edition: Belgium

Kasper Van Landeghem has written the chapter on Belgian law for the Lending and Secured Finance Review, Third Edition (edited…
03/10/2017

ALTIUS promotes three lawyers

We are delighted to announce the appointment of three Managing Associates at ALTIUS.
  • Employment
19/09/2017

Employment Newsletter September 2017

In this edition, we deal with the following topics: The ‘Summer Agreement’: what is (potentially) new in employment law?On 25…
  • Competition
18/09/2017

The Merger Control Review, Eighth Edition: Belgium

Carmen Verdonck and Steffie De Cock have written the Belgian chapter in the Merger Control Review, eighth edition (edited by…
WRITTEN BY
Carmen Verdonck and Steffie De Cock
  • Employment
13/09/2017

The wage norm: do not forget the sector-level implementations before granting any salary increase!

As we informed readers in our Employment Newsletter of May 2017 (“The wage norm: a new maximum margin and enhanced…
  • Dispute Resolution
04/08/2017

Arbitration in Belgium

Belgium is an arbitration-friendly jurisdiction and is a signatory to the New York Convention. Its national Arbitration Act (part VI…
WRITTEN BY
Alexander Hansebout
  • Insolvency and Restructuring
21/07/2017

Reorganisation plan: position of secured creditors

The Business Continuity Act of January 31 2009 aims to enable debtors in difficulty to continue their activities by restructuring…
WRITTEN BY
Bart Heynickx
  • Banking and Finance
19/06/2017

Implications of a hard Brexit on the banking sector and AIFs

The Brexit negotiations kick off today (Monday 19 June 2017). Although it remains uncertain how the Brexit will be implemented,…
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