A. Contact information
CLERENS & VENNOTEN BV
Avenue du Congo 1, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
T: +32 (0)2 899 97 69 ; E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Crossroads Bank of Enterprises number: 0828.040.203
VAT number: BE 0828.040.203
Register of legal entities: Brussels
B. Legal form and business activity
Clerens & Vennoten BV (operating under “Clerens Law Firm”) is a Private limited company (“Besloten vennootschap”/“société à responsabilité limitée”). The purpose of the company is to exercise the profession of attorney, arbitrator, legal counsel and legal representative.
C. Service prices
Together with our clients, we agree on a price that matches the client’s needs. Our fees, administrative costs and, if applicable, VAT are listed on our fee statements.
D. 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 courts of Brussels are exclusively competent to rule on disputes relating to our services.
All Clerens Law Firm attorneys are insured for professional liability in accordance with the deontological rules.
Clerens Law Firm strives to provide its clients with the best possible service. If you are not satisfied with the services of Clerens Law Firm for any reason, you can address your questions to email@example.com.
G. Professional organisations
The attorneys at Clerens Law Firm are authorized to practice law in Belgium. Clerens Law Firm attorneys are registered with one or more of the following professional organizations in Belgium and are subject to the deontological rules imposed by these organizations:
- Dutch-speaking order of attorneys at the Brussels bar association: www.baliebrussel.be
- French-speaking order of attorneys at the Brussels bar association: www.barreaudebruxelles.be
H. 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. 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 defense or representation of their client in (connection with) a legal action. The president of the bar association will decide whether or not he will pass on the information received to the Financial Intelligence Processing Unit. These obligations, of course, do not prejudice the professional secrecy that continues to characterize the relationship between the client and his or her attorney.
If you have questions in this regard, feel free to send them by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.