Commercial Law

Commercial law deals with all activities of tradesmen and applies to all commercial activities. It is based on national and community legislation, international treaties and even trade practices and it is essential for the realization of any entrepreneurial activity.

The lawyers in our commercial law practice group provide commercial contract support for in-house legal teams and also handle high level projects and contract management for companies across sectors. The team has commercial lawyers who will seek to draft commercial agreements with the precision they require, covering multiple jurisdictions, structuring and documenting relationships with suppliers, customers, distributors, main contractors, etc.

The commercial law team will moreover provide its clients with sound advice in all commercial matters including: agency and distribution, franchising, logistics and warehousing, facilities management, international trade and transport, product liability, insolvency, real estate and competition.

Within the commercial law team, the litigation specialist represents the clients in numerous areas with local litigation, cross border multi-jurisdictional disputes and national as well as international arbitration.

Commercial Contracts

Commercial Litigation

Distribution Law and Competition Law

Distribution Agreements, Concessions and Agency Agreements

Business Reorganization and Restructuring

Composition Procedures

Debt Collection

Insolvency Law

Bankruptcy and Liquidation

Arbitration

Dispute Resolution

Construction and Real Estate

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Our Experts

Recent deals

  • We assisted a major Montenegrin client in the setting up of a local joint-venture for the construction of golf practice and resorts in Montenegro.
  • We assisted major Belgian photovoltaic players in commercial transactions and litigations of technical nature.
  • We assisted racing Formula 3 team before Belgian sport authority, as well as private racing car owners in technical disputes.
  • We assisted a major energy player in commercial negotiations and technical litigations in Asia, Middle East and United States.
  • We are regularly leading judicial commercial proceedings with foreign lawyers in France and Monaco.
  • We conducted – and continue to conduct – thousands of recovery proceedings for public or private bodies, in the fields of public parking, telecom, gas distribution, leasing, etc.
  • We conducted a Belgian judiciary proceeding related to the dualizing of pharmaceutical medicine registrations.
  • We advised US major cycling sponsor related to the pursuance or termination of sponsoring agreement for top racing team.
  • We conducted various Belgian summary proceedings and cease and desist proceedings in various economic sectors, such as pharmaceutical, retail, and industrial cleaning.
  • We conducted ICC Arbitration proceedings in Geneva related to the advanced termination of a sale contract of a private aircraft constructed by a major player of the aeronautical sector.
  • We conducted Belgian judiciary proceedings related to a public procurement contract involving a major glass manufacturer for works performed for the construction of the railway Station of Liège.

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