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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.
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Mrs. Liselotte Van Biesbroeck
Tel: +32 (0) 2 426 14 14
Ms. Sylvie Dubois (Managing Partner)
Tel: +32 2 426 14 14
Fax: 02 426 20 30
New rules on provisional enforcement of judgements: what are the consequences for employers?
Since 1st November 2015, a vast reform of the Belgian civil procedure has been in force. One of the most important modifications is that the provisional enforcement of judgements has become the principle instead of the exception. For employers, this may entail several important disadvantages.
Moderating an invalid non-competition clause: the Supreme Court’s recent case law
On 23 January 2015, the Supreme Court delivered a judgment concerning the moderation of an invalid non-competition clause in a business transfer agreement. This judgment arose after the Ghent Court of Appeal had refused to moderate a non-competition obligation lasting for period of 17 years. In line with previous case law, the clause was declared absolutely null and void and the Ghent Court of Appeal ruled that the clause could not be mitigated in any way. In its judgment of 23 January 2015, the Supreme Court overturned the lower court’s judgment.
The Accounting Directive’s transposition: the impact on Belgian corporate law
Although the deadline to transpose the Accounting Directive 2013/34/EU into Belgian law elapsed on 20 July 2015, the Belgian legislator failed to transpose the Accounting Directive on time. Nevertheless, Belgium’s Council of Ministers did approve a preliminary draft Act and a preliminary draft royal decree on 19 June. Subject to the Council of State’s further advice, it is likely that the transposition into Belgian law will take place in the coming months.
Belgian laws on Consumer Credit and Residential Mortgage Credit – recent changes
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.
Belgian Legal Awards Palmares
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