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Terms and Conditions


  1. These general terms and conditions apply to all services provided by the lawyers of the firm MEUWISSEN ADVOCATEN BV, with registered office at Cogels Osylei 5, B-2600 Berchem, company number 0461.972.990 (“MEUWISSEN”) with regard to its clients. The contractual relationship exists between the client and MEUWISSEN, even if the client only has contact with one or more specific lawyers of MEUWISSEN. In the event of a conflict, these general terms and conditions will prevail over any other general terms and conditions of the client, unless otherwise agreed in writing by one of the partners of MEUWISSEN.

  2. Depending on the nature and complexity of the case, one or two attorneys are normally designated as the primary contact person (s) for the client. Other lawyers of MEUWISSEN can additionally be added to the team if, according to MEUWISSEN, this seems appropriate in order to be able to meet the legal services requested by the client. For specific and / or foreign matters, MEUWISSEN is also entitled to call on the services of lawyers from other firms.

  3. When MEUWISSEN is obliged (by law, ethical rules or otherwise) to perform a prior or other client due diligence, the client will provide all information, documents and supporting evidence requested by MEUWISSEN. In the event of non-cooperation of the client, MEUWISSEN reserves the right to terminate the provision of legal services, regardless of whether services have already been provided prior to the non-cooperation and without prejudice to the obligation on the part of the client to reimburse the costs. services already provided and additional costs.

  4. Our fees for providing legal services are calculated on the basis of the time spent on a particular case and the hourly rate of the lawyers who performed the services concerned. Our costs are calculated on a flat-rate basis per unit. The amounts of both the hourly rates and the costs are normally communicated to the client at the start of the lawyer-client relationship and will in any case be provided to the client free of charge and upon his first request. The rates for fees and costs are subject to revision without prior notice. MEUWISSEN also reserves the right to request a commission from clients with regard to its fees and costs. Any dispute must be communicated in writing within 15 days following the date of the invoice. In the absence of this notification, the invoice will be deemed to have been accepted. Invoices are payable from the 15th day after the date of issue. In case of late payment, interest is due in accordance with the Law on the fight against payment arrears and a fixed compensation of 10% of the outstanding amount and this without prior notice of default.

  5. The liability of MEUWISSEN and its lawyers, both contractual and extra-contractual, towards the client and third parties for any damage, loss or cost that is the direct or indirect result of the services, actions or omissions by MEUWISSEN and / or its lawyers is in any case limited to the amount that is actually paid to MEUWISSEN in the context of its professional liability insurance, except in the case of deliberate error or fraud on the part of MEUWISSEN. The amount of cover under the professional liability policy taken out by MEUWISSEN exceeds the thresholds and requirements imposed by the applicable rules. A copy of the provisions of this professional liability policy concluded through the mediation of Vanbreda Risk & Benefits is provided to the client free of charge and upon first request.

  6. MEUWISSEN can terminate the representation of its client for any reason in accordance with the applicable ethical rules and / or if unpredictable or unforeseeable circumstances arise after the start of the representation and that make the services by MEUWISSEN difficult or impossible. The client can terminate representation by MEUWISSEN in writing at any time. However, the termination of the service does not affect the client's commitment to reimburse the services and costs performed prior to the termination and services and costs related to the transfer of the file.

  7. Notwithstanding MEUWISSEN makes reasonable efforts to safeguard its e-mails and attachments from viruses or other defects that may affect computers or an IT system, it remains the responsibility of the client to ensure that appropriate measures are in place to protect the computers and the IT system. of the client against such viruses or defects. MEUWISSEN accepts no liability for any loss or damage resulting from the receipt or use of electronic communication originating from MEUWISSEN.

  8. MEUWISSEN collects and processes personal data of clients in the context of its services, client management, accounting and direct marketing (legal grounds: performance of an agreement, legal obligation and / or legitimate interest). Personal data is only passed on and stored to the extent and for as long as necessary for these purposes. The client has the right to inspect, correct, delete and object, as well as to file a complaint with the data protection authority. The client is responsible for the accuracy of the personal data that he provides and undertakes to comply with the GDPR with regard to the persons from whom he transfers personal data, as well as with regard to personal data that he would receive from MEUWISSEN and its employees. For more information, please consult our Data Protection Policy on the website or contact us via kantoor@ meuwissen-advocaten - tel.

  9. The relationship between MEUWISSEN and the client is governed by Belgian law. In the event of a dispute, the courts and tribunals of Antwerp, division Antwerp (Belgium) have sole and exclusive jurisdiction, without prejudice to MEUWISSEN's right to bring the claim to the courts and tribunals of the client's domicile or registered office.


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