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Gold - Firms: litigation and transactions

Appreciated for its “high level of partner attention, outstanding client service, deeply experienced attorneys and ability to deliver results within budget”, ALTIUS is one of the strongest allies to have on side in tough litigation and licensing scenarios. Boasting one of the largest IP teams in the country, its attorneys bring rich technical knowledge and in-house experience to devise sustainable solutions to an array of patent problems. Providing assured leadership to the life sciences and patents offering, Christophe Ronse has a sterling reputation stemming from his past presidency of the Belgian chapter of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), his current appointment as deputy judge at the Court of Appeal of Brussels, and his impressive track record in private practice. He recently represented Novartis before the Brussels Enterprise Court, obtaining a preliminary injunction to prevent generic competitor Mylan from committing an act of unfair competition while Novartis waited for the imminent grant of a patent relating to the 0.5 mg dosage of its medicinal product Gilenya®, for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Ronse worked on this with life sciences ace Kirian Claeyé, who is quick to dive into the details to craft nuanced litigation strategies backed by technically sound and precise arguments. The duo earn recognition from one esteemed peer for their “strong and respectful relationship. When you know Christophe and Kirian are on the other side you know it will be a hard but good fight.” A favourite among those in the agrifood industry, Philippe de Jong earns praise for his “very broad legal expertise, deep knowledge of litigation tactics and excellent understanding of client needs”.

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