Legal notices: Belgium
Our offices in Belgium operate as a branch of DLA Piper UK LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (registered number OC307847), which is part of DLA Piper. DLA Piper is a global law firm operating through various separate and distinct legal entities. For further information about these entities and DLA Piper's structure, please refer to the Legal Notices page.
DLA Piper UK LLP's registered office is at 160 Aldersgate Street, London, EC1A 4HT. In addition to our offices in Belgium, DLA Piper UK LLP also provides services from offices in England, Germany and the People's Republic of China.
Our VAT identification number in Belgium is BE0866222173.
Contact details of DLA Piper UK LLP's Belgian offices can be found in the Locations section of the Belgium homepage.
DLA Piper UK LLP is a body recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The firm and its members and employees are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The regulations of the Solicitors Regulation Authority can be found at www.sra.org.uk. The regulations of the Law Society of England and Wales, which is the representative body for England and Wales qualified solicitors, and information about DLA Piper UK LLP and its members, can be found at www.lawsociety.org.uk.
Each member of DLA Piper UK LLP is either a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales or an exempt European lawyer (as defined by the Solicitors Regulation Authority Handbook Glossary) or a registered foreign lawyer (being an individual registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority under section 89 of the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990). A list of members of DLA Piper UK LLP is open for inspection at the Belgian offices of DLA Piper UK LLP.
The word "partner" is used to refer to a member of DLA Piper UK LLP, or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications, and to a partner, member, director, employee or consultant in another DLA Piper practising entity who has equivalent standing.
All Belgian lawyers at DLA Piper UK LLP's Belgian offices are admitted in Belgium to practice as lawyers (Avocat/Advocaat) and are members of the local Bar for their respective office:
- Ordre français des avocats au barreau de Bruxelles (http://www.barreaudebruxelles.be/)
- Nederlandse orde van advocaten bij de balie te Brussel (http://www.baliebrussel.be/)
- Orde van advocaten te Antwerpen (www.balieantwerpen.be/)
The regulatory provisions applicable to members of these Belgian Bar associations can be found at their respective websites, as listed above.
A number of the Belgian partners of DLA Piper UK LLP provide services to DLA Piper UK LLP through a limited liability company. This is clearly indicated where applicable.
DLA Piper UK LLP's Belgian offices also may have a number of lawyers from other jurisdictions who are members of foreign Bars. Further information on our people and their professional qualifications can be found on this site in people section.
Professional liability insurance
Lawyers registered with the Brussels or Antwerp Bar are covered by an insurance policy provided by their Bar, details of which can be supplied by the local Bar.
In addition, we maintain professional indemnity insurance with Travelers Insurance Company Limited whose address is Exchequer Court, 33 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8AG. This insurance covers our practices in the United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East, Australia, Africa and Asia and extends to acts and omissions wherever they occur in the world.
We are committed to providing the highest quality services to all of our clients. Should you require any specific question regarding the services, please feel free to contact the matter partner responsible for the work or the Belgium office managing partner.
If we are unable to resolve a problem through internal channels, our client may refer the matter to the disciplinary board of the local Bar, details of which are accessible at www.advocaat.be and www.advocat.be. If, after investigation, it is found that the complaint is justified, the disciplinary board may take disciplinary action against the lawyer involved.
Additional legal notices with general application can be found on the Legal Notices page.