Legal information

Contact information

Eubelius CVBA/SCRL, Louizalaan 99 Avenue Louise, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
T: +32 2 543 31 00; F: +32 2 543 31 01; E: info@eubelius.com

Crossroads Bank of Enterprises number: 0460.946.968
VAT number: BE460 946 968
Register of legal entities: Brussels

Eubelius also has offices in Kortrijk and Antwerp:

  • Kortrijk Office: President Kennedypark 37, 8500 Kortrijk
  • Antwerp Office: Cockerillkaai 18, 2000 Antwerp

Legal form and business activity

Our clients contract with Eubelius CVBA/SCRL, which is a cooperative company with limited liability inder Belgian law (“coöperatieve vennootschap met beperkte aansprakelijkheid”/“société coopérative à responsabilité limitée”). The purpose of the company is to provide legal services and to exercise the profession of attorney, arbitrator, legal counsel and legal representative.

Service fees

Together with our clients, we agree on a price that matches the client’s needs and as a rule is based on an hourly fee system. Our fees, administrative costs and, if applicable, VAT are listed on our fee statements.

General terms and conditions, applicable law and competent court

Our general terms and conditions apply to all of our services. Our general terms and conditions are available in Dutch, French and English, and can be requested by clients free of charge. Only Belgian law applies to each aspect of our services and the Belgian courts are exclusively competent to rule on disputes relating to our services.

Insurance

Eubelius and its attorneys are insured for professional liability in accordance with the deontological rules.

Professional organisations and rules of conduct

The attorneys at Eubelius are authorised to practise law in Belgium. Eubelius attorneys are registered with one or more of the following professional organisations in Belgium: 

Eubelius attorneys enrolled with the Dutch-speaking association of attorneys at the Brussels bar, the bar association of the province of Antwerp or the bar association of the province of West Flanders are, inter alia, subject to the code of conduct of the Orde van Vlaamse Balies, which is comprised of the Dutch-speaking bars (www.advocaat.be). Eubelius attorneys enrolled with the French-speaking association of attorneys at the Brussels bar are, inter alia, subject to the code of conduct of the Ordre des barreaux francophones et germanophone de Belgique, which is comprised of the French and German-speaking bars (www.avocats.be). These codes of conduct can be consulted on the websites mentioned.

Money laundering prevention and identification requirements

Attorneys are subject to the preventive component of the money laundering legislation (Act of 18 September 2017 on the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing and on the restriction of the use of cash). This legislation aims to combat (among other things) money laundering and the financing of terrorism and, to this end, imposes a number of mandatory obligations on attorneys. Failure to comply with these can result in temporary sanctions and administrative fines.

First of all, our attorneys are obliged to identify our clients and to request and preserve a number of documents in support of this identity. For the entire duration of the client relationship, attorneys are also subject to a duty of vigilance, which may require additional information. We have this duty of disclosure and vigilance not only with regard to our clients (individuals and legal entities), but also with regard to their representatives, such as the directors of companies, as well as to the ultimate beneficial owners of the legal entities. Clients are obliged to provide the information necessary to carry out these identification obligations and to inform Eubelius as soon as possible about any relevant changes. If the required information is not provided at the outset, Eubelius may be required not to engage with the client and to stop any further provision of services.

When attorneys, in carrying out the work envisaged by the law, ascertain facts that they know or suspect are related to money laundering or terrorist financing, they must immediately report this to the president of their bar association, except when their activities are intended to determine the legal status of their client or for the defence or representation of their client in (connection with) a legal action. The president of the bar association will decide whether or not to pass on the information received to the Financial Intelligence Processing Unit.

These obligations, of course, do not prejudice the professional secrecy that continues to characterise the relationship between the client and his or her attorney.

Questions

Eubelius strives to provide its clients with the best possible service. If you are not satisfied with the services of Eubelius for any reason, you can address your questions to: info@eubelius.com.