Commercial practices


Are you accountable for any human rights violations in your value chain?

Are you accountable for any human rights violations in your value chain?
27/07/2022

Even though Belgium is lagging behind when it comes to enacting specific legislation, companies doing business in Belgium should be aware of the risk of being held accountable for human rights violations or environmental pollution up or down their value chain.

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La protection des consommateurs devenue plus sévère

La protection des consommateurs devenue plus sévère
11/07/2022

Récemment deux directives européennes ont été transposé par une loi concernant la protection des consommateurs dans le cadre de contrats de fourniture de contenu numérique et de services numériques et de contrats de vente de biens.

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New rules for B2C contracts: enforcement of consumer rights

New rules for B2C contracts: enforcement of consumer rights
06/07/2022

Over the past few weeks, in a series of articles, we have discussed the main changes to Belgian consumer law resulting from the implementation of the so-called Digital Sales Directive and Omnibus Directive.

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Les matériaux de construction sont nettement plus chers et souvent livrés trop tard. Comment faire face à cette situation ?

Les matériaux de construction sont nettement plus chers et souvent livrés trop tard. Comment faire face à cette situation ?
05/07/2022

Sur les chantiers de construction on connaît le problème. Non seulement les prix des matériaux ont considérablement augmenté, mais de nombreux matériaux n'arrivent pas à temps sur le chantier

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New rules for B2C contracts: pricing & payment

New rules for B2C contracts: pricing & payment
01/07/2022

The recent modernisation of Belgian consumer protection legislation also covers certain pricing and payment practices in a B2C context.

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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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New rules for B2C contracts: examples of unfair market practices

New rules for B2C contracts: examples of unfair market practices
16/06/2022

The present article, second in our series, focuses on the extended list of unfair (misleading and aggressive) market practices in a B2C context.

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New rules for B2C contracts: time for a checkup of your terms and conditions

New rules for B2C contracts: time for a checkup of your terms and conditions
07/06/2022

The legislative changes that will be discussed find their origin in several texts adopted at EU level: (i) Directive 2019/770 of 20 May 2019 on certain aspects concerning contracts for the supply of digital content and digital services 

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Annonces de réductions de prix denouveau réglementées

Annonces de réductions de prix denouveau réglementées
06/06/2022

La loi du 8 mai 2022 fixant les nouvelles règles relatives aux annonces de réductions de prix (nouveaux articles VI.18 et VI.19 du Code de droit économique ("CDE")) a été publiée ce 2 juin 2022 au Moniteur belge.[1] Les annonces de réductions de prix doivent dès lors toujours mentionner le prix antérieur (ci-après "prix de référence"), c'est-à-dire le prix le plus bas appliqué par l'entreprise dans les 30 jours précédant immédiatement la réduction de prix.

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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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