Unfair terms between undertakings: entry into force on 1 December 2020!

As the third and last part of the law of 4 April 2019 (B2B law) to enter into force, after unfair practices (01/09/2020) and abuse of economic dependence (22/08/2020), certain clauses in contracts between undertakings (B2B) concluded, renewed or otherwise amended as from 1 December 2020 may as from that date be considered unfair.Realising that like in B2C contracts, there [...]

By |2020-12-01T15:13:41+01:0001/12/2020|Categories: Brussel, Handelsrecht|

Abuse of economic dependence, unfair terms and misleading and agressive practices

Our partner Grégory Sorreaux wrote an article on the new B2B Act on abuse of economic dependence, unfair terms and misleading and agressive practices. This article is co-authored with Denis Philippe (who wrote the part on unfair terms) and will be published soon in the legal journal DAOR. Click here to find the part written by Grégory Sorreaux. [...]

By |2019-09-26T15:29:14+01:0026/09/2019|Categories: Brussel, Handelsrecht|

Abus de dépendance économique, clauses abusives et pratiques du marché déloyales entre entreprises (23/9/19) – CRIDES

Our partner Grégory Sorreaux spoke about the new B2B Act on abuse of economic dependence, unfair terms and misleading and agressive practices at the conference held by Université Saint-Louis on 23 September. https://uclouvain.be/fr/instituts-recherche/juri/crides/evenements/conference-la-loi-du-4-avril-2019-abus-de-dependance-economique-clauses-abusives-et-pratiques-de-marche-deloyales-entre-entreprises-23-9-19.html

By |2019-09-26T14:42:16+01:0026/09/2019|Categories: Brussel, Handelsrecht|

A new directive combatting unfair commercial practices in the food retail sector

The commercial practices of major food retailers have already been the subject of much discussion. The European Commission estimates that their abusive practices would cost agricultural and agri-food SMEs between €2.5 and €8 billion each year. For the first time, a European directive aims to put an end to certain practices considered unfair. Context and objectiveOne year after [...]

By |2019-06-06T10:39:13+01:0006/06/2019|Categories: Brussel, Handelsrecht|

NIEUWE WET BESCHERMT ZELFSTANDIGE UITBATERS EN LEVERANCIERS TEGEN WINKELKETENS

Our partner Grégory Sorreaux has been interviewed by Gondola Magazine to give his view on the new law prohibiting the abuse of economic dependence and abusive clauses in B2B relationships. The article can be read here : http://www.gondola.be/nl/news/food-retail/nieuwe-wet-beschermt-zelfstandige-uitbaters-leveranciers-tegen-winkelketens

By |2019-05-16T16:47:23+01:0016/05/2019|Categories: Brussel, Handelsrecht|

Deals and Cases

A quarterly overview of noteworthy deals and cases handled by THALES’ partners Deals and Cases Le département Commercial assiste un leader mondial dans la fabrication de profilés en aluminium dans le cadre de diverses procédures judiciaires relatives à des violations de leurs droits de marques et de brevets par des concurrents. (Grégory Sorreaux, Partner) L’équipe Tax [...]

By |2017-02-27T18:01:37+01:0027/02/2017|Categories: Belastingen, Brussel, Food law, Handelsrecht|

Deals and Cases

A quarterly overview of noteworthy deals and cases handled by THALES’ partners Thales Commercial assists, together with our partner firm in EU competition matters, a major airline in several unfair market practice cases (Alexis Wochenmarkt, partner). Thales Employment has successfully assisted a client confronted to a discrimination claim based on the prohibition to wear the Islamic headscarf [...]

By |2016-10-13T18:03:12+01:0024/08/2016|Categories: Belastingen, Brussel, Employment, Handelsrecht|

Crowdfunding and Renewable Energy Sources

Alexis Wochenmarkt contributed the Belgian section of the “2015 Review of Crowdfunding Regulation & Market Developments for RES project financing in the EU”. The report was coordinated by CROWDFUNDRES (http://www.crowdfundres.eu/) an organization seeking to unleash the potential of crowdfunding for financing renewable energy projects. This report received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. [...]

By |2016-10-13T18:03:13+01:0006/07/2016|Categories: Brussel, Handelsrecht|
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