SIMONT BRAUN has a major practice in Commercial and Contracts Law that covers all legal issues relating to the commercial activities of businesses generally. Our Commercial Law and Contracts team comprises renowned specialists, some of whom teach the law of obligations, contract law and international private law at university level. Many of them publish regularly in theses areas.
The Commercial Law and Contracts team assists clients – private individuals or legal entities – in organizing their contractual relations, in the negotiation, completion and implementation of contracts and in the termination of their contractual relations, including any resultant litigation, notably in relation to pre-contractual and contractual liability. The team regularly assists clients in drafting partnership contracts, business and service contracts, standard terms and conditions, and all kinds of leases. SIMONT BRAUN’s Commercial Law and Contracts team also has a key practice in advising on civil property law.
The Commercial Law and Contracts team works together with the Distribution and Licensing team on distribution, agency and franchise contracts. They also work together with the Real Estate team on commercial leases. The Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Trade Practices department also works with them, especially those lawyers that specialize in trade practices and trademark law. Specialist involvement by the Tax and Labour Law team is also needed for all specific questions relating to that area of practice.
Here are a few examples of major cases handled by our team.
- we assist cultural institutions and event organizers in drafting and negotiating contracts with artists and producers
- we act in several medical respopnsibility cases
- we assist international groups in the fashion industry in negotiating leases and other commercial contracts
- we assisted private individuals with respect to the listing of the fixtures and furnitures of a major building in Brussels. This concerned a dispute on the movable or immovable nature of the goods