On 16 March 2023, in Joined Cases C‑438/21P to C‑440/21P, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) interpreted the concept of a ‘global marketing authorisation’. It held that Article 6(1) of Directive 2001/83 (the Community Code) sets out exhaustively the line extensions for which the marketing authorisations (MAs) will fall under the same global MA as the initial MA. Consequently, medicinal products that solely differ as to their therapeutic moiety or active substances may not be considered as line extensions caught by Article 6(1), and thus enjoy their own regulatory data protection (RDP) period...
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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.
At ALTIUS/Tiberghien, we believe that it is important to fully understand the nature of each client's business, the markets in which it operates as well as comprehending the real business issues that under pin the matters we work on. Our large private client base and High Net Worth Individuals rely on our tailor made advice.
We aim to grasp the commercial considerations that underlie the transactions and the problems our clients bring to us. It is our objective to build long term relationships with our clients, with a clear emphasis on providing our services in a timely and cost efficient manner.
The lawyers in the firm aim to be positive and constructive. This enables a close working relationship between client and lawyer, resulting in clear, workable advice. We can react rapidly and adjust to changing business situations.
Year this Office was Established: 1939
Lawyers Worldwide: 200
Languages: English, Dutch, French, German and Spanish
Areas of Practice
The Arbitrability of Distributorship Law Disputes in Belgium: a reversal of case law
On 7 April 2023, the Belgian Cour de Cassation reversed its long standing case law and decided that (from now on) disputes concerning the termination of exclusive distribution agreements are eligible to be settled by arbitration. 1. The legal background The Belgian Economic Code (previously known as the 1961 Distributorship Act – the “Act”) provides special protection against the unwarranted termination of an exclusive distribution agreement. It provides that, in the absence of a serious breach, a distribution agreement may only be terminated by giving reasonable notice or by paying compensation in lieu of notice...
ALTIUS is proud to announce that Sylvie Dubois has been made managing partner
We are delighted to announce that Sylvie Dubois has become ALTIUS’ new managing partner, in April 2016. Sylvie succeeds Carine Van Regenmortel, who continues as the firm’s head of corporate. As head of employment, Sylvie has spent more than 25 years meeting the needs of both her local and global clients. “I am privileged to be with ALTIUS; for the opportunities I continue to be offered and the inspiring people I work with. ALTIUS is part of who I am. In my new role, I look forward to enriching our client relations, and to focusing on strategic development opportunities...
Experience the new ALTIUS
We are proud to announce a turning point in the history of ALTIUS. Along with the appointment of Sylvie Dubois as managing partner, ALTIUS unveils a brand new look and website. Our rebranding is a statement that reflects our collective drive for excellence and innovation in servicing our clients’ needs. Our new logo and colours show our optimism, dynamism and enthusiasm in facing the challenges of the future. Enjoy this experience by visiting www.altius...
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