Mr Christophe Ronse > ALTIUS > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property.




Christophe Ronse was admitted to the Brussels Bar in 1988.

Christophe is a partner in the IP & litigation department of ALTIUS and leads the firm’s life sciences and patents practice.

In particular, Christophe specialises in intellectual property, with a focus on patent law, and healthcare law. He advises and assists national and international clients in complex litigation at the Belgian level and in national and international arbitration.

Christophe is a regular contributor of legal articles and a speaker at conferences mainly in the field of intellectual property & pharmaceutical law, including delivering the inaugural address to the Brussels Bar Association for the judicial year 2005-2006.

He is a member of INTA, LES, EPLAW and was the president of AIPPI’s Belgian association from 2011 until 2017.

Christophe serves on the AIPPI Standing Committee on Pharma and is also a member of the editorial board of ICIP, a leading Belgian legal journal in the IP field.

He was appointed deputy judge at the Court of Appeal of Brussels in 2016 and is an active member of the International Bar Association (IBA).

Christophe also serves on the IBA Technology Law Committee.


He is fluent in Dutch, French and English.


Christophe is the author of various contributions and articles and is a regular speaker at various seminars on Intellectual Property issues and Patent Litigation. He is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), the European Patent Lawyers’ Association (EPLAW), the Licensing Executive Society (LES), and the Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Proprieté Intellectuelle (AIPPI) where he is currently a board member of the Belgian chapter.


  • LL.M. (University of Illinois)
  • Juris (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), cum laude

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

(Leading individuals)

Christophe RonseALTIUS

Led by patent litigation specialist Christophe Ronse and agri-food expert Philippe de Jong, ALTIUS‘ multidisciplinary team acts for a number of transnational pharmaceutical conglomerates, medical device manufacturers, biotech companies, and foreign governments on cross-border disputes and proceedings before the domestic and European courts. The team also has niche expertise in the application of EU-wide compliance regulations and patent enforcement actions. The ‘genius’ Kirian Claeyé is a key contact within the team for parallel import/distribution support and IP portfolio management across the life sciences sector.

Belgium > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

Christophe RonseALTIUS

Fielding one of the largest IP practices in Belgium, ALTIUS is highly regarded by blue-chip corporations, professional associations, and sovereign governments, both in Belgium and beyond. The versatile team’s far-reaching expertise is especially concentrated in patent enforcement, anti-counterfeiting measures, trademarks, geographical indications, plant variety rights and software piracy. Litigation – representing clients before various Belgian, Benelux, and European courts – is also a core competency. The team is jointly led by three partners: Christophe Ronse, who focuses on patent law and life sciences; Olivier Vrins, an expert in trademarks and anti-counterfeiting; and Phillippe De Jong, who specialises in parallel import issues and IP regulatory work in the life sciences and agri-food sectors. Sophie Lens is noted for her broad capabilities that encompass trade secrets and software piracy. Kirian Claeyé concentrates on patent litigation for pharmaceutical companies.

Belgium > Dispute resolution

Best known for its capabilities in the life sciences, healthcare, pharmaceutical, and media sectors, ALTIUS is regularly engaged by high-profile domestic and multinational companies for representation in a range of disputes. In recent work, the team has handled a growing number of retail sector insolvency claims, cartel damages claims, and distribution matters. Practice co-head Alexander Hansebout is a highly regarded arbitrator. Fellow co-head Christophe Ronse is an experienced litigator with key expertise in patent and life sciences proceedings.