Company and activities: BV Artes, Pourbusstraat 25, 2000 Antwerp, (‘Artes’) is a private company with limited liability under Belgian law offering services as a lawyer, mediator and / or legal counsel.
Services: all services are entrusted to Artes as a company and are carried out by an employee and / or a person appointed by Artes. All services or work that is carried out shall exclusively be governed by the general terms and conditions of Artes. The general conditions are available in Dutch and in English.
Questions: Artes strives to offer its clients the best possible service. If you, as a client, are not satisfied with the service, you can mail your questions to .
Information: the client undertakes to provide Artes as soon as possible with all information and documents that are necessary to guarantee the quality of the service.
Fees / costs: the rate that applies to your file or question is determined by the urgency and complexity of your file or question and the experience and specialization required for its handling. The applicable rate is communicated in advance. The rates, administrative costs and VAT are stated separately on the fee statements.
Payment: unless otherwise agreed, the client undertakes to pay an advance for the fees and the administrative costs borne by Artes. Fee statements are sent monthly by regular mail or electronically to the client. Fees must be paid within fifteen (15) days and no later than the due date, which is stated on the fees. After the expiry date, a default interest of ten (10) percent per year is payable by law and without prior notice of default. Protests against a fee statement by Artes must be sent in writing within fifteen (15) days of receipt. Protests after the expiry of the fifteen (15) day period will not be accepted.
Discontinuity: if there are any indications that the client has credit problems or is in a situation of discontinuity, including but not limited to a judicial reorganization, liquidation and / or bankruptcy, Artes has the right to suspend the services or to demand immediate payment from the outstanding fees, without prejudice to its expiry date.
Liability and insurance: Artes is not liable for services provided by an independent party, government agency and / or administrative organization that provides services in the context of a file entrusted to Artes and for any possible direct or indirect damages a client may incur, including but not limited to loss of production, contracts, clientele, data, turnover, etc. The lawyers of Artes are affiliated to a professional organization, more specifically at the Antwerp Bar (www.balieantwerpen.be). They are insured for their professional liability in accordance with the ethical rules.
Applicable law and competent court: The relationship between Artes and the client shall exclusively be governed by the Belgian law. In case of dispute, only the courts of Antwerp, Antwerp section, are authorized to take cognizance of the dispute.
Enforceability: If one of the aforementioned provisions is wholly or partially invalid and / or unenforceable, this does not affect the validity and / or the enforceability of the other conditions.
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