EU Trademarks « Oxygeneo » and « Tripollar » invalidated by Brussels Enterprise Court

Brussels Enterprise Court denies copyright protection for cosmetic device and graphical user interface, and invalidates EU trademarks “Oxygeneo” and “Tripollar”.   | IN BRIEF By a judgment of 5 May 2023, the Brussels Enterprise Court dismissed a claim brought by Israeli company Pollogen Ltd. against Belgian companies LA Poppe BV and i-Learning VZW for alleged […]

Simont Braun assists Meilleurtaux in its acquisition of Mid Finance

Simont Braun successfully assisted the French-based Meilleurtaux in its acquisition of the Belgian-based credit and insurance broker Mid Finance. Meilleurtaux is a leading real estate and insurance broker in France. The acquisition of the Belgian-based Mid Finance marks the first step towards its international expansion. Mid Finance is active in the sectors of consumer credit, […]

Simont Braun assists Ring Capital as lead investor in Series A funding of Soil Capital

Simont Braun successfully assisted the lead investor, Ring Capital, in a Series A funding round of €5 million in Soil Capital, a Belgium-based company focusing on regenerative agriculture. Ring Capital, an investment firm focused on (tech) impact investing, took the lead and invested in the Series A funding round of €5 million in Soil Capital […]

Simont Braun assists Atlantic Money in obtaining licence as payment institution

Brussels, July 2022 –  Simont Braun successfully assisted Atlantic Money, an international money transfer provider, in obtaining a licence as an authorised payment institution (PI) from the National Bank of Belgium (NBB). This is the first new Belgian payment institution licence granted by the NBB in over a year. This Belgian PI licence will allow […]

Simont Braun assists the shareholders of BE-Consult in its acquisition by Accent

Simont Braun is delighted to have assisted the family shareholders of the Belgian company BE-Consult in the context of its acquisition by Accent. BE-Consult, based in Geel (Belgium), is a specialist provider of professional training, certification and other services in the field of health, safety and environment. Accent is a talent placement company, part of […]

Simont Braun assists Condeco in its acquisition of Proxyclick

Simont Braun is delighted to have teamed up with Pinsent Masons to assist Condeco Group in the acquisition of Proxyclick. Condeco is the global leader in enterprise-level workspace solutions. It provides a comprehensive workspace management suite designed to organise a flexible work model and connect people in the office and remotely. In early 2022, Condeco […]

Simont Braun assists Test Achats in reaching successful agreement with Ryanair

Test Achats Ryanair - accord class action

Simont Braun was representing Test Achats in the class action against Ryanair to seek compensation for passengers who were victims of strikes by the Ryanair staff in summer 2018. The estimated total compensation was € 16 million, and the class action gathered 30,000 consumers. The parties have just concluded an agreement putting an end to this […]

Simont Braun assists NewB in launching its first ethical investment fund

Simont Braun assists NewB in the launch of its first ethical investment fund on the Belgian market.

NewB, the cooperative, ethical and sustainable bank has just launched its first ethical investment fund on the Belgian market. Our Digital Finance team is very happy to have assisted NewB in this new venture. Setting up an alternative and sustainable banking model is a long and challenging journey. By launching its investment fund, NewB has […]

Covid-19 vaccine | The European Commission and AstraZeneca reach an agreement

The european commission against astrazeneca - covid-19 vaccines

Simont Braun is pleased to announce that the European Commission (EC) and AstraZeneca have reached an agreement that will secure the delivery of the remaining COVID-19 vaccine doses to the Member States. This agreement also ends the pending litigation before the Brussels Court of First Instance, where Simont Braun represented the EC. Simont Braun assisted […]

The European Commission vs. AstraZeneca – What will happen in Round 1?

The european commission against astrazeneca - covid-19 vaccines

Simont Braun is proud to represent the European Commission and the 27 Member States in the judicial proceedings against AstraZeneca for the delays in supplying millions of Covid-19 vaccine doses. (see our previous press release here). Today, Simont Braun is pleading before the French-speaking court of first instance of Brussels in the emergency proceedings. In […]