General terms and conditions

cvba Legrand & Vennoten

  1. These general terms and conditions apply to all services provided by the Law Firm Legrand & Vennoten cvba (hereafter: the Firm), and the lawyers and employees who are part of it.
  2. The liability of the Firm and of the lawyers who are part of it, is limited to the amount of the maximum coverage of its endorsed professional insurances (the amount of which, as well as -if necessary - a certificate, can be communicated at the request of the client) and to the amount actually paid by the insurer, within the limits of the coverage. If and in as far as no payment can be made by the insurer on any grounds whatsoever, all liability is limited to the amount of EUR 50 000.00.
  3. Unless otherwise specified, the Firm and the lawyers who are part of it, are not liable for services provided by third parties at the request of the Firm, its lawyers or the client.
  4. The invoices of the Firm are, unless otherwise specified, payable within 15 days after the mailing of the invoice. If payment is not made on time, interest will be due, legally and without notice of default, from the date on which the invoice becomes payable, at the statutory rate (if need be in accordance with the Law on combating late payment in commercial transactions) and a flat fee compensation equal to 10% of the principal amount. Complaints or remarks about an invoice have to be communicated to the Firm within 15 days after the mailing of the invoice, subject to forfeiture.
  5. Both parties can terminate the service agreement at any time without compensation, provided that this decision will be communicated in writing to the other party. In the event of the termination of the service agreement, the Firm will draw up its final invoice, taking into account the costs incurred and services rendered until the termination of the service agreement.
  6. A final invoice is drawn up at the closing of the case. The Firm is entitled to ask payment of interim provisional fees, which will be deducted from the final invoice.
  7. Belgian law is applicable. In case of a dispute, parties shall endeavour to settle this amicably. The courts of Leuven will have exclusive jurisdiction, without prejudice to the right of the Firm to bring an action before the courts of the residence or registered office of the client.

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