Criminal and economic business law
The great leeway enjoyed by companies in many sectors is accompanied by heavy penalties when regulations are not complied with. Both Belgian company law and Belgian economic law provide for criminal penalties for businesses that do not comply with its provisions.
The number of business acts that are punishable by criminal proceedings are on the rise. It is true that economic considerations now occupy such a major place in today’s society that non-compliance is likely to inflict significant harm to a large number of individuals.
This climate calls for extreme due care by business owners. Each month, new regulations are implemented. More than ever, business owners need to keep current on the legal risks associated with any complex transaction.
We not only advise our clients when such transactions are completed, but we also help businesses that are in the midst of legal proceedings both at the investigative stage as well as before the courts that are called upon to issue a ruling.