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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,…
30/05/2017

Employment Newsletter May 2017

In this edition we deal with the following topics: The wage norm: a new maximum margin and enhanced enforcementA new…
19/05/2017

Secondary legislation package on the EU Trademark adopted

This Thursday morning, 18 May 2017, the Commission has adopted the secondary legislation package on the EU Trademark. The corresponding…
17/05/2017

Belgium takes measures against inactive companies

On 4 May 2017, the Belgian Parliament approved a law intended to fight against inactive companies. Now every Belgian company…
12/05/2017

Update: Belgium finally transposes EU procurement directive 2014/24/EU

  Belgium is often late in transposing EU directives in the field of public procurement. Thanks to a recent implementing…
11/05/2017

Reservering van een zone voor een franchisenemer. Mag hiervoor een vergoeding betaald worden?

Zowel franchisegevers als franchisenemers kunnen er belang bij hebben om met verschillende partners tegelijk onderhandelingen aan te gaan met het…
27/03/2017

The new Act on practicable and flexible work: what employers need to know

The new Act of 5 March 2017 on Practicable and Flexible Work (hereafter ‘PFW’), which modernises Belgian employment law, was…
20/03/2017

Major Belgian company law reforms – What to expect

At the end of 2015, the Belgian Minister of Justice gave an overview of planned reforms of Belgian company law.…
  • Intellectual Property
13/03/2017

Different yet the same? Intermediary liability in physical and online markets

The issue of intermediary liability is a hot topic, particularly in the online environment, with decisions in Tommy Hilfiger and…
WRITTEN BY
Paul Maeyaert
27/02/2017

The CJEU decides: it is lawful to exclude Turkish Agents from the Belgian Agency Act’s scope

In the context of a dispute between a Turkish agent and a Belgian principal, the Commercial Court of Ghent (Belgium)…
24/02/2017

ALTIUS successfully represents MITSUBISHI in high-profile trademark litigation on parallel trade that continues to the Court of Justice of the European Union

Paul Maeyaert and Jeroen Muyldermans, of ALTIUS’ IP department, have secured an important win for MITSUBISHI in litigation over stopping…
  • Insolvency and Restructuring
17/02/2017

Insolvency in franchising relationships

Franchisees are often unable to fulfil their payment obligations and, in such cases, their debts quickly accumulate. The special cooperative…
WRITTEN BY
Alexander Hansebout and Bart Heynickx
09/02/2017

GDPR: De speeltijd is over

In ons land is de bescherming van persoonsgegevens voor vele bedrijven geen grote prioriteit en het ontbreekt de privacycommissie waakhond…
09/02/2017

Employment Newsletter February 2017

In this edition we deal with the following topics: Medical 'force majeure': only possible from now on if a re-integration…
01/02/2017

The Arbitrability of Distributorship Law Disputes in Belgium: a New Development

In its recent judgment of 21 December 2016, the Tournai Commercial Court (‘Court’) declared it did not have jurisdiction to…
  • Sports & Entertainment
26/01/2017

The Sports Law Review, Second Edition: Belgium

Sven Demeulemeester has written the chapter on Belgian law for the Sports Law Review, Second Edition (edited by András Gurovits).…
WRITTEN BY
Sven Demeulemeester
17/01/2017

‘Freezing’ bank accounts across Europe: the European Account Preservation Order (EAPO)

Creditors have now obtained a new – and important – tool for ‘freezing’ their debtor’s bank accounts throughout Europe with…
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