Pratiques de commerce


Mr. Hugo Keulers

Professional seller vs. specialised seller: what’s in a name?
22/04/2021

On 15 January 2021, the Belgian Supreme Court (Hof van Cassatie / Cour de Cassation) overruled a decision of the Antwerp Court of Appeal of 3 February 2020. The Court of Appeal ruled that sellers may not claim the contractual exoneration 

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Impact of the new rules on unfair terms in B2B agreements on general terms and conditions

Impact of the new rules on unfair terms in B2B agreements on general terms and conditions
10/03/2021

The Law of 4 April 2019 introduced new mandatory rules that intend to procure that the key terms of contracts between undertakings are fair and not abusive (the “B2B Fair Contract Rules”).

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Ms. Carmen Verdonck

What is drop-shipping and how does it differ from a market place?
05/03/2021

In recent years, the practice of drop-shipping has intensified by taking advantage of the boom in e-commerce. While this way of business is in principle not illegal per se, some sellers who use it are guilty of misleading or even fraudulent practices.

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New B2B law: insurance sector in the clear?

New B2B law: insurance sector in the clear?
01/03/2021

The Law of 4 April 2019 (the “B2B Law”)(1) introduced new mandatory rules that intend to procure that the key terms of contracts between businesses are fair and not abusive (the “B2B Fair Contract Rules”). Under the rules, unfair terms will be deemed to be null and void and thus unenforceable.

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Unfair B2B terms in franchising contracts

Unfair B2B terms in franchising contracts
03/02/2021

As the B2B law is specifically adopted with a focus on the situation of franchisees who could sometimes be faced with unfair terms and conditions, franchise contracts are therefore in the middle of the debate in respect of this new law.

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Mr. Olivier Vrins

Champagne: in victory, one deserves it!
21/01/2021

On 21 December 2020, the Opposition Division of the EUIPO rejected the registration application for the ‘CHAMPAWS’ trade mark for pet beverages because it evoked the ‘CHAMPAGNE’ PDO.

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The pitfalls of the B2B law for service and distribution contracts

The pitfalls of the B2B law for service and distribution contracts
15/01/2021

As the B2B law applies to all contracts between businesses, it will generally concern contracts for the provision of services and commercial distribution that are common in business life

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Mr. Peter Wytinck

Overzicht van EU-BE juridische ontwikkelingen
29/12/2020

U vindt hieronder een overzicht van recente juridische ontwikkeling op Europees en Belgisch niveau.

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The effect of the B2B law on your general terms and conditions

The effect of the B2B law on your general terms and conditions
24/12/2020

The B2B law inevitably has an important effect on the general terms and conditions of your agreements. In this section of our practical guide we explain why. You will find out how important it is to review your general terms 

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Which contracts are subject to the B2B law?

Which contracts are subject to the B2B law?
11/12/2020

In this section of our guide, we deal with the issue which parties are affected by the law and which clauses are subject to this law. We also deal with the situation with regard to contracts in force on 1 December 2020.

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