Established in Brussels for more than 35 years, we are a business law firm with some 25 Belgian qualified lawyers. Our strengths include commercial arbitration and litigation, corporate, commercial contracts, aviation, data protection, insurance, employment, real estate, tax and intellectual property. We also have an extensive public sector practice in Belgium as well as an EU competition law practice.
Our rates are deliberately pitched at the mid to lower range of the international market and we apply a transparent fees policy which allow clients to work on the basis of established budgets with no surprises. We act regularly for US and other foreign clients in both transactional and litigation matters. References may be obtained upon request. Via its membership of the TELFA network, the firm has direct and tested access to expert advice in almost all other European jurisdictions. The working languages of the firm are French, Dutch, English, German, Italian and Spanish.Number of professionals: 25
Charles Price has been a member of the Brussels Bar Association since 1978.
He graduated from the University of Sheffield in 1972 with a degree in English law. In 1973, he began his career in Belgium in one of the three largest Belgian law firms. In 1982, he was the first lawyer of British nationality to be admitted to the French-speaking Bar Association of Brussels. In 1986, he founded PRICE & PARTNERS, which merged with DLA PIPER in 2002. He has been a partner in CEW & PARTNERS since 2005.
Former Vice-President of the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Luxembourg, he is the director of CEPANI, the most well-known arbitration institution in Belgium.
He is recognized by the Brussels Bar Association as a specialist in arbitration law. He also has extensive experience in competition law, European law including aviation law and international contracts.
- CJUE confirms that damage to an aircraft tyre by a screw lying on an airport runway is an extraordinary circumstance under Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 12 avril 2019On 4 April 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJUE) handed down its judgment in Germanwings GmbH v Wolfgang Pauels (C-501/17), ruling that damage to an aircraft tyre caused by a screw lying on an airport runway falls within the notion of “extraordinary circumstances” within the meaning ...
- New rules on unfair contract terms for B2B contracts 28 mars 2019On 21 March 2019, the Belgian Parliament has approved a draft Law which applies the rules on unfair contract terms to B2B contracts. Previously this type of legislation had only applied to B2C contracts. What is a B2B unfair term? Applying the same test as for the B2C relationship, the ...