The act on market practices is no longer applied

On 5 July 2013, the Criminal Court of Nivelles acquitted a company that was sued for violation of the Act of 6 April 2010 on market practices and consumer protection, and in particular the provisions regulating the announcements of price reductions and cl (...)

Published on 25-09-2013 +

Lawyer’ signature to prevent prescription

Our Belgian law knows different prescription periods under which a creditor may lose the right to recover his debt against his debtor. Until recently, a lawyer could only prevent prescription (i.e. interrupt it) by giving instruction to his bailiff to sum (...)

Published on 12-09-2013 +

A lawyer can countersign your agreement and increase its probative value

On 3 June 2013, the Act of 29 April 2013 on the private deed countersigned by parties’ lawyers was published in the Belgian Gazette. This act provides for the possibility for parties to have their agreements countersigned by their lawyer. This is intended (...)

Published on 24-06-2013 +