2007 : Tmt - Technology, Media & Telecommunication Law Firm Of The Year
2008 : Ip & It Law Firm Of The Year
2009 : Ip, It & Tmt Law Firm Of The Year
2010 : Managing Partner : Carine Van Regenmortel
2011 : Corporate Firm
ALTIUS is one of the largest independent law firms in Belgium.
We provide a broad range of legal services to multinational companies and financial institutions in various industry sectors on international and Belgian transactions, as well as acting as the day-to-day counsel for Belgian companies and Belgian subsidiaries of many multinationals.
Philippe de Jong specializes in intellectual property law, with a particular focus on patents, plant variety rights and parallel import issues. He also has extensive experience in the regulatory regimes for medicinal products and plants, media law and fair trade practices.
Commercial Court of Brussels orders JUPILER BLUE beer to be withdrawn from the Belgian Market
In a judgment issued last Friday, the Commercial Court of Brussels upheld a complaint by the Belgian brewer Alken-Maes against the packaging chosen by rival brewer AB AB INBEV for its "Jupiler Blue" beer.
In recent years, the Belgian Parliament has codified substantial parts of Belgian economic legislation into a new Code of Economic Law. This Code of Economic Law consists of 18 Books, including one on payment and credit services (“Boek VII. – Betalings- en kredietdiensten” / “Livre VII. – Services de paiement et de crédit”, “Book VII”). Book VII regulates payment services and credit to consumers and mainly implements European legislation into Belgian law. Part of it has already entered into force, but the remainder of Book VII will be entirely applicable as of 1 November 2015.
A Belgian employer may grant a benefit to his employees in the form of a non-recurrent performance-related bonus. Up to a certain amount, such bonuses are exempt from income tax and, apart from a 13.07% employee solidarity contribution, only a special social security contribution of 33% is payable by the employer. The maximum bonus that can be paid under such a scheme is indexed each year.