Identification. Law firm time.lex is a civil company with the form of a co-operative company with limited liability (SCRL), with registered seat and offices at Rue Joseph Stevens, 1000 Brussels, Belgium, with enterprise number 0890.217.005, VAT BE 0890.217.005, RPM Brussels, T +32 2 893 20 95, F +32 2 893 22 98, email@example.com.
Services. Our services consist of providing legal advice, assisting with legal projects, drafting and negotiating contracts, conducting judicial and extrajudicial procedures and otherwise providing legal assistance. Our legal specializations are listed on our website.
Professional organisation and rules. The lawyers of our firm are lawyers (advocaten/avocats) in Belgium and registered with the Dutch-Speaking Bar Association at the Brussels Bar, established at Palais de Justice, Place Poelaert, 1000 Brussels, Belgium (www.baliebrussel.be). They are subject to the Code of Ethical Rules for Lawyers of the Flemish Bars Association (www.advocaat.be) and to the supplements that apply to the members of the Dutch-Speaking Bar Association at the Brussels Bar. These can be obtained from the Association. One lawyer, Eleni Kosta, is registered with the Heraklion Bar, Greece, and is subject to the ethical rules of that Bar.
Insurance. Our professional liability is insured for € 2,500,000 per damage event through the collective professional liability insurance of lawyers of the Flemish Bars Association at Amlin Insurance SE (Boulevard du Roi Albert II 37, 1030 Brussels) as leading insurer and Zurich Insurance plc Belgium Branch (Avenue Lloyd George 7, 1000 Brussels) and KBC Insurance SA (Professor Roger Van Overstraetenplein 2, 3000 Leuven) as co-insurers, with Vanbreda Risk & Benefits SA (Plantin and Moretuslei 297, 2140 Antwerp) as insurance broker. This insurance applies to the consequences of acts perpetrated throughout the world, subject to clarifications and exceptions included in the policies. However, claims that are filed in the United States or Canada or under the laws or jurisdiction of the United States or Canada are not insured. If desired, a copy of the insurance policy can be delivered to the client.
Information on the website. The information on legal topics mentioned on our website are purely informative, general discussions and can in no case be considered as legal advice. If you want legal advice on such topics, you can contact us.
General terms and conditions. Our general terms and conditions apply to all our activities. You can find these via the “General Terms and Conditions” link at the bottom of our website. They are available in Dutch, French and English.
Money-laundering prevention. When lawyers practice certain activities on behalf of their clients, they are subject to the preventive part of the money laundering legislation (Belgian Act of 11 January 1993 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for money laundering and the financing of terrorism). This legislation aims to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism and for this purpose imposes a number of binding obligations on lawyers, non-compliance of which can lead to disciplinary sanctions and administrative fines. First of all, we are obliged to identify our clients and to request and retain a number of documents that support that identity. During the entire duration of the client relationship, we are also subject to a duty of vigilance that may lead us to request additional information. We have this information and vigilance obligation with regard to both our clients themselves (natural persons and legal entities) and their proxy holders (such as the directors of companies). When we, in carrying out the activities covered by the money-laundering legislation, identify facts that we know or suspect to be related to money laundering or terrorism financing, we must report this immediately to the Chairman of our Bar Association, except when our work consist of determining the legal position of our client or the defence or representation of our client in (connection with) legal proceedings. It is the Chairman who will decide whether or not to pass on the information received to the Belgian Financial Information Processing Unit. These obligations do not affect the professional secrecy that continues to characterize the relationship between the client and his lawyer. If you have any questions in this respect, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Questions and complaints. We strive to provide our clients with the best possible service. If you are not satisfied with our service or have questions about it, please do not hesitate to contact us via the contact details mentioned above.