Consumer law


New rules for B2C contracts: distance selling and off-premises sales

New rules for B2C contracts: distance selling and off-premises sales
24/06/2022

The Act of 8 May 2022 amending the Belgian Code of Economic Law has introduced several new requirements which apply to distance selling (e.g. through a web shop) and off-premises sales in a B2C context.

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The Omnibus Act: more transparency for consumers

The Omnibus Act: more transparency for consumers
22/06/2022

On 28 May 2022, the Belgian law transposing EU Directive 2019/2161 into the Code of Economic Law (CEL) entered into force (the “Omnibus Act”). The Omnibus Act aims to modernise consumer protection given the increasing development of e-commerce.

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New obligations for businesses dealing with Belgian consumers applicable since 28 May 2022

New obligations for businesses dealing with Belgian consumers applicable since 28 May 2022
03/06/2022

The Belgian law transposing EU Directive 2019/2161 (known as the "Omnibus Directive") entered into force on 28 May 2022. Below we provide an overview of the main new obligations for Belgian and foreign businesses dealing with consumers in Belgium. 

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B2C : more protection for consumers - Belgium implements the Omnibus Directive

B2C : more protection for consumers - Belgium implements the Omnibus Directive
02/06/2022

Today, the Act of 8 May 2022 amending books I, VI and XV of the Code of Economic Law (hereafter “Omnibus Act”) has been published in the Official Gazette. The Omnibus Act implements into Belgian law the Directive (EU) 2019/2161.

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Omnibus Directive finally transposed into Belgian law

Omnibus Directive finally transposed into Belgian law
11/05/2022

The Belgian Parliament adopted the Act that transposes the European Omnibus Directive N° 2019/2161, which aims at better enforcement and modernisation of consumer protection rules. 

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New consumer guarantees and digital content rules as from 1 June 2022

New consumer guarantees and digital content rules as from 1 June 2022
28/04/2022

On 1 June 2022, the new Belgian rules on consumer guarantees and digital content and services will enter into effect. With the new rules, Belgium has finally transposed EU Directive 2019/770 on certain aspects concerning contracts for the supply of digital content 

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Kan je vervolgd worden voor een negatieve review: vrije meningsuiting of toch niet?

Kan je vervolgd worden voor een negatieve review: vrije meningsuiting of toch niet?
26/11/2021

Online reviews zijn vandaag de dag overal te vinden. Deze digitale vorm van mond-aan-mondreclame geeft consumenten een stem en biedt ondernemingen tegelijkertijd een manier om betrouwbaarheid uit te stralen.

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Class Actions: A New EU Directive to Harmonize the Approach of Member States

Class Actions: A New EU Directive to Harmonize the Approach of Member States
19/03/2021

On November 25, 2020, the EU adopted a new Class Actions Directive, covering representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers.

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Mr. Peter Wytinck

Overzicht van nieuwe/hangende prejudiciële vragen in verband met consumentenrecht
15/12/2020

U vindt hieronder een selectie van nieuwe/hangende prejudiciële vragen, inclusief hyperlinks naar de site van het Hof van Justitie.

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Mr. Peter Wytinck

Onrechtmatige bedingen – De rechter kan een onrechtmatig beding slechts vervangen onder een aantal voorwaarden
08/12/2020

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