Corporate criminal law
Corporate criminal law is part and parcel of doing business nowadays, both in the public and the private sectors. Criminal law is a prominent business risk.
The news is never short of cases illustrating the risk that companies, organisations and their managers face if they or their staff fail to abide by the law.
And yet, some managers are still surprised to find themselves actually facing criminal prosecution. This is particularly the case where those criminal proceedings arise from breaches of the law which were committed without the company having been aware of the breach, let alone any intent to break the law. Likewise, managers are often amazed to find that they are held personally liable when it was their staff who committed the acts in question.
Moreover, companies and organisations regularly fall victim to crime. In these cases, the key issue is not so much containing and repairing the damage sustained but rather adjusting risk management strategies to prevent future incidents.
All this calls for a knowledgeable approach to take the worries off your hands, so that your company or organisation can keep focusing on its core business. Our team helps companies and organisations and their managers to deal with criminal liability risks, and assists them if they become embroiled in a criminal case, whether in Belgium or abroad.
Expert management of civil liability issues is of vital importance for preventing potential and addressing actual liability issues.
In this domain, you can rely on our services not just for classic contractual or extra-contractual liability issues or cases involving physical injury, but also in areas such as liability disputes in construction matters, accidents at work, commercial damage cases, etc. We have also accumulated special expertise in matters of managerial liability. We can provide real specialisation when it comes to liability in the broadest sense of the term.
Last but not least, one of the key aspects of an organisation’s liability risk is temporary or permanent interruptions to business continuity. Managing this risk also requires legal expertise, which you can rely on us to provide. More specifically, our firm provides assistance in matters of bankruptcies and judicial reorganizations, collective debt arrangements, obtaining business sureties, garnishments, court-ordered liquidation and distribution, claims lodged against legal acts that prejudice creditors, and much more.