Philippe Vlaemminck


Havenlaan - Avenue du Port 86C
box 414
1000 Brussels Belgium

Tel: 02 426 14 14
Fax: 02 426 20 30


Philippe Vlaemminck heads the ALTIUS EU Regulatory and Trade Practice. He has more than 25 years specialist experience in EU law (Regulatory and Litigation) and trade law (WTO and anti-dumping) Vlaemminck has considerable litigation experience before the Court of Justice of the EU and the EFTA Court and was among the first private lawyers who were granted the right to appear in a WTO dispute settlement hearing. He is widely regarded as a leading player in the current debate on gaming and gambling in the EU, and has been involved in every gambling case before the CJEU and the EFTA court. Vlaemminck also acts as a legal advisor to various EU Member States and operators. He regularly speaks on gaming issues and is a frequent contributor to gaming law periodicals and journals such as Public Gaming International (USA), European Gaming Lawyer (UK), IGaming Business and World Online Gambling. He has been awarded the IMGL President Cup award 2010. Philippe Vlaemminck is ranked top tier in Chambers Global 2013 – Gaming & Gambling.

Professional activities:

  • Member of the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL)
  • Member of the European Association for the Study of Gambling (EASG)
  • Member of the Friends of ERA Trier

Market Recognition:

  • Chambers 2012: Gaming & Gambling
  • Chambers 2011: Gaming & Gambling
  • IMGL president cup award 2010
  • Who’sWhoLegal: Sports & Entertainment
  • Best of the Best Gaming and Gambling: expert guides
The ALTIUS team, led by Philippe Vlaemminck, can offer its clients the benefit of its wide experience with, and in-depth knowledge of, the gambling sector in the EU and other jurisdictions (USA, Latin America, Eastern Europe). The team has been involved in EU regulatory developments from their beginning in 1992 and has been directly involved in all the major CJEU and EFTA Court cases on gambling questions, including all aspects of online gambling.

The team advises EU Governments, regulators, trade associations, public and private operators on EU regulatory issues and handles litigation, notification procedures, complex multi-jurisdictional contracts, gaming rules and legislation, licensing(including renewal), concession agreements and public procurement processes for clients.

ALTIUS is one of the largest independent law firms in Belgium. The firm assists companies in their international and Belgian transactions and litigation, and also acts as day-to-day counsel for many Belgian companies and subsidiaries of multinationals. For all tax-related issues, ALTIUS maintains an operational relationship with niche firm Tiberghien.

As an independent firm, ALTIUS succeeds in attracting high-level advice and services. The firm’s clients include multinational corporations, Belgian corporations and fast-growing smaller businesses in various industry sectors. The firm also acts for commercial banks, investment banks and VCs.

ALTIUS is highly experienced in cross-border work and the firm’s lawyers are often praised for their international approach to problem solving which takes into account global issues within a local market context. Most of ALTIUS’ lawyers are trilingual (Dutch, French and English), and some can also work in German, Italian and Spanish. The firm’s lawyers aim to be positive, constructive and give clear, workable advice, and they can work rapidly and adjust to changing business situations.

ALTIUS has a strong reputation in mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, banking and finance, commercial contracts, employment law, commercial litigation and arbitration, pharmaceuticals, competition law, telecommunications and information technology.

Philippe Vlaemminck of ALTIUS is highly experienced at representing the government of Belgium and state monopolies. He successfully represented the Belgian National Lottery against requests for the suspension and annulment of its sports betting licence.
Chambers Global, 2014