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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…
  • Banking and Finance
29/12/2016

The Lending and Secured Finance Review, Second Edition: Belgium

Kasper Van Landeghem has written the chapter on Belgian law for the Lending and Secured Finance Review, Second Edition (edited…
WRITTEN BY
Kasper Van Landeghem
21/12/2016

Verhuren aan diplomaten?

Recent oordeelde het Hof van Cassatie dat een verhuurder de diplomaat aan wie hij zijn onroerend goed verhuurde niet voor…
  • Real Estate and Regulatory
  • Mobility
21/12/2016

Construction and projects in Belgium: overview

Lieven Peeters, Caroline De Mulder and Kathleen Verbiest published a Q&A guide to construction and projects law in Belgium. The…
WRITTEN BY
Lieven Peeters, Caroline De Mulder and Kathleen Verbiest
  • Employment
  • Sports & Entertainment
12/12/2016

The legality of fixed-term employment contracts in European professional football – The Müller case and beyond

Fixed-term employment contracts have been standard practice in professional football for decades. However, under EU labour law, an employment contract…
WRITTEN BY
Sven Demeulemeester and Alexander Vantyghem
02/12/2016

Wat is dat nu toch over Afrika?

Je kan er niet naast kijken, Afrika is in het nieuws. De berichtgeving omtrent Afrika in de Europese pers is…
02/12/2016

Reorganisation proceedings: access and possibilities

The Business Continuity Act of January 31 2009, amended in 2013, provides for specific (court-supervised) restructuring proceedings, during which the…
WRITTEN BY
Alexander Hansebout and Bart Heynickx
01/12/2016

The new grounds for refusal based on designations of origin and geographical indications in the ‘trade mark package’: revolution or status quo?

Conflicts between trade marks, on the one hand, and protected designations of origin (‘PDO’) or protected geographical indications (‘PGI’), on…
WRITTEN BY
Olivier Vrins
29/11/2016

Jeroen Muyldermans wins the Wim Mak Award

ALTIUS is pleased to announce that Jeroen Muyldermans, Senior Associate in the IP department, has won the Wim Mak award…
03/11/2016

Employment Newsletter November 2016

In this edition we deal with the following topics: Part-time employees: the importance of compliance with legal publicity obligationsTwo recent…
21/09/2016

Rechtsplegingsvergoeding in IE-zaken: gaat het dak eraf?

Deze bijdrage licht de gevolgen toe van een spraakmakend arrest van het Hof van Justitie over de Belgische rechtsplegingsvergoeding (“RPV”).
WRITTEN BY
Kirian Claeyé
21/09/2016

ALTIUS promotes four lawyers

We are delighted to announce the promotion of one Counsel and three Managing Associates at ALTIUS.  
16/09/2016

Reservation of title: legal guidelines and practical tips

Suppliers are often surprised by their customers' insolvency and only at that moment discover that the goods that they delivered…
WRITTEN BY
Alexander Hansebout and Bart Heynickx
22/08/2016

Banking and Finance Law Update

New Belgian law on security interests over movable assets – the Belgian government has recently proposed making certain amendments and…
11/07/2016

Employment Newsletter July 2016

In this edition we deal with the following topics: The Social Criminal Code revisited: new offences Night work in e-commerce…
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