Locke Lord’s Brussels office was established to meet global clients’ needs on a variety of EU and U.S. legal matters, bringing together the vast knowledge and experience of the Firm’s lawyers in London and the United States.
Our lawyers have significant experience representing clients in front of the Court of Justice of the European Union as well as multiple European regulatory agencies, including the European Union Intellectual Property Office. Our International IP team regularly represents clients in complex, multi-jurisdictional IP disputes on behalf of some of the world’s best-known brands.
Belgian legal notices
Locke Lord LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership under the laws of Delaware (US) with registered office at Corporation Trust Center, 1209 Orange Street, City of Wilmington, Delaware 19801, United States, and registered with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware with registration number 4424893. The Brussels branch of Locke Lord LLP (“Locke Lord LLP (Brussels Office)”) is located at Bastion Tower (Level 21), Place du Champ de Mars / Marsveldplein 5, Box 14, 1050 Brussels, Belgium, and registered with the Belgian Crossroads Bank of Enterprises with registration number 0736.783.393 (Belgian VAT number BE 0736.783.393).
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The services provided to you and the contract under which those services are provided is with Locke Lord LLP (Brussels Office) and not with any individual partner, employee or agent of Locke Lord LLP (Brussels Office). In accordance with the common terminology used in professional service organizations, reference to a "partner" means a person who is a partner, or equivalent, in such a law firm. A list of the names of the partners of Locke Lord LLP (Brussels Office) is available on this website (see https://www.lockelord.com/professionals).
The lawyers engaged by Locke Lord LLP (Brussels Office) have a place of establishment in Belgium and are registered on the “EU list” of the Dutch-language section of the Brussels Bar Association (NOAB). They are entitled to practice the profession of lawyer in Belgium under their home-country professional title. Their names and contact details can be verified on the NOAB website (https://www.baliebrussel.be/balie-brussel/?lang=en). They are also subject to the ethical and professional rules of conduct available on the same website (https://www.baliebrussel.be/foreign-lawyers-2/ethical-and-professional-rules/).
Lawyers of Locke Lord LLP (Brussels Office) who are also regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) of England and Wales (472034) under their home-country professional title are subject to the SRA’s professional rules of conduct, which may be viewed on the SRA's website: http://www.sra.org.uk/handbook/. The SRA also requires website information to be provided on the costs of certain legal services and other related service delivery issues. To review this information, click here.
Locke Lord LLP maintains professional indemnity insurance covering the activities of Locke Lord LLP (Brussels Office), details of which are held at our office referred to above and upon request will be provided to you or will be sent to you by post or e-mail. In addition hereto, the attorneys-at-law of Locke Lord LLP (Brussels Office) benefit from the professional liability insurance concluded by either their home country professional bar association, or NOAB, to the benefit of their members (more information on the NOAB insurance: coverage of EUR 2,500,000 per damage event, insured by Amlin Europe NV, see https://www.baliebrussel.be/foreign-lawyers-2/insurance-and-social-security/.
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Complaints & Dispute Resolution
If you have any comments or concerns about the services that we provide, Locke Lord LLP has a Complaints Handling Policy which sets out the timeframe and steps that we will take to resolve your dissatisfaction or complaint, a copy of which will be provided to you on request by post or email. In the event that you are not satisfied with our response, you have the possibility to reach out to the President of NOAB to obtain an advice, file a formal complaint, or to initiate a dispute resolution procedure (more information: https://www.baliebrussel.be/wat-bij-onenigheid-met-mijn-advocaat/?lang=en). Complaints may also be referred to the UK Legal Ombudsman in certain circumstances. See section on ‘UK Legal Notices’ for more information.
Terms of Engagement
Our applicable terms of engagement are properly communicated to all (prospective) clients and upon request will be provided to you or will be sent to you by post or e-mail. They shall be subject to the laws of England and Wales and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to handle any disputes in relation hereto.