Numerous trade agreements and transactions are concluded every day. It is important to make the necessary preparations in order to prevent future disputes between distributors, traders, entrepreneurs, sellers and others by offering professional advice. Based on this advice, customised agreements are drawn up, indemnifying your rights in the scheduled commercial transaction or transactions.
The lawyers of this dedicated law team have the necessary expertise in order to deal with the legal worries that go hand in hand with your independent professional activities.
Also, it is vital to analyse the invoicing system and liabilities of your business. By drawing up general terms and conditions and meticulously following up outstanding invoices, your business will run smoothly.
On a closing note, practice has shown that legal proceedings are not always avoided. That's why our team will be ready to represent you in and out of court.
General invoicing terms and conditions and conditions of sale
Assistance during the preparation of legal proceedings regarding general invoicing terms and conditions and conditions of sale.
Payment arrears and collections
Our team helps you to collect all your unpaid claims and invoices. We try to settle such disputes in the most efficient way, ranging from amicable collections by means of a notice of default to a summons and conducting legal proceedings.
Consumer law regulates the commercial practices and consumer protection. Both the European and national legislator bestow many rights on consumers. Our team advises consumers as well as entrepreneurs about their respective rights and it looks after their interests, both in and out of court.
Our team offers advice and support in respect of the formulation of agreements, holding negotiations and concluding all kinds of contracts, such as:
service provision and management agreements;
retail rent agreements;
letters of intent (LOIs);
credit and loan agreements;
licence and royalty agreements;
agreements to sell assets, business enterprise or merchandise;
non-disclosure agreements (NDAs);
powers of attorney;
The transport of goods forms a vital part of the economic activities of a lot of businesses. However, transport agreements often lead to discussions between the sender, the haulier and the recipient. Our dedicated law team will assist your business and it will exercise great care in drafting and negotiating your transport agreements. In the event of a dispute in this respect, our team will offer the necessary support, both in and out of court.
Pascal Nelissen Grade has 25 years of experience and learned all about law from childhood on. With the same earnest and attention for detail, Pascal switches his lawyer robe for a race overall and helmet and goes out racing on circuits both in Belgium and abroad.
Pascal is also:
Permanent member of the mixed commission for legal assistance and the commission for attorney’s fees.
Member of the council of the Bar Association of Leuven.
Chairman of the commission on fee litigations, estimations, arbitration and mediation (Bar Association of Leuven).
Member of the commission on lawyer ethics (Bar Association of Leuven).
In 2014, he was featured in the Who's who Legal Sports & Entertainment.
Jan Stijns graduated in 1987 as master of law at KU Leuven. In 2009 he also graduated as bachelor in philosophy at KU Leuven.
Jan entered the association in 1987. He is specialized in family property law and has specific attention for patrimonial law (real estate) and succession planning / taxability. He is also specialized in the fields of construction law and administrative law.
Kris Maes graduated as master of law at KU Leuven.
He is a member of the Bar Association of Leuven and Dendermonde.
Kris provides assistance and advice to individuals and companies on the subject of (individual and collective) labour law and social security. He is especially interested in providing thorough and permanent assistance on the subject of HR management. He is regularly invited as a guest speaker in seminars.
In the event of litigation, he prefers to come to a detailed and balanced solution after clear negotiations. But when legal proceedings are required, he is prepared to go to any length.
Frederiek Baudoncq is a member of the Bar Association of Leuven since 1998. From 1999 to 2005, he was part time assistant at the faculty of law of KU Leuven, department property and liability law.
He is (co) author of several books and contributions to books and articles and is a member of the editorial staff of three law journals. He completed the training to become a lawyer at the Supreme Court of Belgium, the Court of Cassation.
Alexis Hallemans studied law in Namur (FUNDP), Belgium, at the Univeristy of Leuven and in Saarbrücken (Germany). He is a lawyer since 2003. He also obtained a LL.M degree European law in Germany and an additional Masters in intellectual property and IT law at the University of Brussels. He specializes in these subjects in which he has pleaded before the Court of Justice of the EU and the Constitutional Court in Belgium. He is recommended for these subjects in Belgium (Legal 500, Tier 2).
For several years now he is a Board member of the German, Belgian and Luxemburg Chamber of Commerce AHK DEBELUX. Alexis fluently speaks Dutch, French, German and English. This allowed him to develop a strong experience and track record in legally assisting international companies in Belgium, particularly German companies.
Alexis worked in large international law firms in Belgium and Germany (CMS Hasche Sigle) before joining Nelissen Grade as a partner in the department IP, IT and commercial law.
Joke Decabooter obtained her master law degree at the Catholic University of Leuven in 2011. During her master years, Joke mainly focused on civil law, specialising in family law, family property law and liability law.
After her studies, Joke immediately joined the Bar Association of Leuven, as well as our firm. Based on her interest in private law, she mainly focuses on support, procedures and advice regarding all aspects of family law, as well as settlements and divisions. Nationality issues also fall within her expertise.
In 2015, Joke obtained her notarial profession master at the Free University of Brussels. Since 2019 she is recognized as mediator in family matters.
From the 2019-2020 academic year, Joke will be affiliated with the Catholic University of Leuven as a law assistant at the Institute for Family Law.