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About us

ABOUT US

Passionate about law

Corbus is an acronym of core business and business law. Our passion is law, in particular business law, and our approach is pragmatic and based on achieving solutions.

Our objective is clear: find solutions which really do strengthen your company or organisation. It is a process where we always start out by looking at things from your perspective. We enjoy investing in long-term relationships so that we can be sure what your real priorities are.
Corbus aims at being the number one reference in its local market, as reliable legal partner for the entrepreneur and the enterprising institution.

It goes without saying that our various legal departments, including family law, property law, and labour law, can also handle the legal issues of those outside the business world in economic terms.

Our services range from legal advice to settling disputes, all in clear and comprehensive language. It is where Corbus can make a difference for you.

Open communication and clear agreements

We attach great importance to open communication and clear agreements. The services of a lawyer tend to be tailor-made to a client's needs, where mutual trust and a good cultural fit can be decisive. Please see our information document and our terms and conditions, which contain detailed information on our services and our standard agreements.

Tailored to our clients

We offer our clients alternative fee arrangements. Of course our clients can opt for hourly rates where we offer an optimal blend. Furthermore we give our clients the possibility to opt for a flat fee for handling their legal work. This flat fee could cover a specific project, or day to day legal support during a specific period of time. No extra costs, but a transparent and simple legal budget. The advantages of an in-house counsel, but more freely and more flexible, one on one with your specific legal needs.

SME portfolio

SMEs can use our SME portfolio, and receive a subsidy from the Flemish government for the advice we provide. For example, Corbus can offer you assistance in the start-up of a new activity, the development of a legal structure for your business activities, rolling out a national or international distribution network, property development, or any questions about intellectual property or IT.

Your legal partner in outsourcing

Do you have a unexpected and temporary need for legal support on site or at your company, or would you like to temporary strengthen your legal department? Our experienced lawyers can support you in house so you can continue to focus on your core business.

Save valuable time

Our lawyers can assist you in bridging this period without worries. We can efficiently take over your legal processes or support you in your daily legal activities, in the preparation and/or realization of a specific project, a reorganization or acquisition process, in negotiations with key partners, debtors, in organizing your contract management etc. This allows you to save precious time that you can invest in strengthening your own market position.

Working together with our law firm

Do you consider taking legal outsourcing into consideration? After a meeting and analysis of your organization we can work out a customized offer. Our lawyers will work at a fixed rate and for a certain period at your project. Of course you can count on our discretion and make the best use of our extra legal know-how to the benefit of your company. Our expert lawyers are flexible and, of course, bound by professional secrecy.

For more information about our legal outsourcing services please do not hesitate to contact us so we can have an informal talk.

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areas of expertise


Business law

Business law

Focus on solutions
Corporate law is our CORe BUSiness. As enterprising lawyers, we enjoy offering you our thoughts, so that we can quickly find you a positive outcome. This allows you to focus on your business, with no extra concerns.

Property and administrative law

For businesses, government and private individuals
Companies, governments and private individuals are often confronted with property and administrative law, even if they would rather avoid it. Corbus, however, can rely on many years of experience in property and administrative law. For example, Corbus has been the trusted advisor to the largest estate agent franchise in Belgium for many years, as well as a number of well-known construction companies and property developers.

Property and administrative law
ICT, Internet and data protection

ICT, Internet and data protection

Just as many opportunities as challenges
ICT developments, especially the Internet, raise new legal issues on a daily basis, hardly surprising since the legal framework has not yet taken it into account. Corbus can lead you through the minefields of the digital world, whether you are a start-up or an established business. We can offer you efficient support, so you can make the most of all the opportunities available.

Intellectual property and media law

Protection does not have to be expensive or complicated
The value of many companies lies in their intellectual property, in other words their intangible assets. Despite this, many Belgian businesspeople worry about applying for a patent or trademark protection because they think that the protection of intellectual property is complicated or expensive. Corbus will be more than happy to help you safeguard the economic value of your business name, logo, product, slogan etc.

Intellectual property and media law
Labour and social security

Labour and social security

For employers and employees
Individual labour law governs the employment relationship between employers and employees, while collective labour law governs the relationship between employee representative bodies and employers. Whether you are looking for advice or procedural information in either area, Corbus can help you.

Family and asset

Expert assistance during exceptional events
Exceptional life-changing events deserve special assistance. In addition, personal relationships and emotions are very important within families. Corbus can help steer you around points of conflict with thorough preparation and proper organisation, and even if disputes do arise, we can assist you expertly and discreetly.

Family and asset
Mediation

Mediation

Mediation: a proper alternative to resolving disputes
Litigation is not always the best option for you or your organisation. Mediation focuses on restoring communication and safeguarding the relationship, whether it be commercial or otherwise. It differs in that the decision rests with the parties themselves, because mediation is based on voluntary and confidential talks under the supervision of an impartial mediator. When mediating, Corbus always strives to achieve quick and lasting solutions.

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NETWORk

International: in and beyond Europe

Are you looking for legal advice for activities outside Belgium, or do you have a dispute abroad? Thanks to our extensive experience, we have built up good personal relationships with many mid-sized law firms both in Europe and beyond.

For example, Corbus is the Belgian partner in e-iure, a network of business-orientated law firms spread over Europe, the USA, South America, India and Australia. Partners in this network collaborate actively and share each other's expertise, thereby ensuring that they are also able to offer excellent international services.

E-icure.com

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Blog

Aanwezigheidsregistratie voor bouwwerven van minstens EUR 500.000,-

Ter bestrijding van fraudemechanismen werd reeds in 2014 het systeem van aanwezig-heidsregistratie op bouwwerven ingevoerd voor werven van minstens EUR 800.000,- (exclusief BTW). Read more

Ben ik als belegger in aandelen/effecten beschermd indien mijn bank in problemen komt?

De ďvereffeningsinstellingĒ is in BelgiŽ de centrale instelling waar alle effecten (gedematerialiseerde effecten) worden verzameld. In BelgiŽ zijn er twee grote: het effectenvereffeningsstelsel van de Nationale Bank van BelgiŽ en Euroclear Belgium (voor de actuele lijst van de vereffeningsinstellingen naar Belgisch recht raadpleegt u best volgende website: https://www.nbb.be/nl/financieel-toezicht/prudentieel-toezicht/toezichtsdomeinen/vereffening-en-verrekeningsinstellingen-5). Read more

Vennoten onder firma ook gehouden voor eerdere schulden

Het Belgische vennootschapsrecht wordt gekenmerkt door een verscheidenheid aan vormen, waarvan de bvba en de nv de bekendste zijn. De Vennootschap Onder Firma (vof) kan voor fiscale doeleinden soms een alternatief zijn, maar haar onvolkomen rechtspersoonlijkheid kan bijkomende problemen creŽren. Read more

Nachtarbeid: principieel verboden, maar een verwarrend kluwen van mogelijke uitzonderingen

De prestaties die een werknemer levert tussen 20u00 en 06u00 heten nachtarbeid en die zijn in principe verboden. Toch bestaan er mogelijkheden om af te wijken van dat principiŽle verbod. De regelgeving daarvoor is een zeer ingewikkeld kluwen. Read more

Verlaagd BTW tarief voor renovatiewerken aan woningen van minstens 10 jaar oud

Er werd door de wetgever voorzien dat vanaf 1 januari 2016 het verlaagd BTW tarief van 6% voor renovatiewerken aan privťwoningen slechts zou gelden voor woningen die min-stens 10 jaar oud zijn terwijl dit voorheen mogelijk was voor woningen die minstens 5 jaar oud waren. Read more

Recente ontwikkelingen inzake privacy en data protection

U zal er hoogstwaarschijnlijk wel iets over gelezen hebben in de krant of iets over gezien hebben op de televisie: uw persoonsgegevens zijn helemaal niet veilig in de VS (Het Europees Hof van Justitie heeft het Safe Harbor Verdrag met de Verenigde Staten nietig verklaard) en FACEBOOK werd veroordeeld omdat het bedrijf het niet zo nauw neemt met de privacy van surfers zonder een account van het sociale netwerk (De Nederlandstalige Rechtbank van eerste Aanleg BRUSSEL heeft in een zaak die werd aangespannen door de Privacycommissie aan FACEBOOK bevolen om een en ander in haar cookiebeleid aan te passen zodat de niet-leden van het netwerk met rust worden gelaten). In deze blog bespreken we kort de belangrijke punten van deze twee zaken en evalueren we de impact ervan voor u en uw onderneming. Read more

Belgische vergoedingsregels inzake reprografie strijdig met het Unierecht

De Belgische Auteurswet (op heden ingebouwd in titel 5 van boek XI van het Wetboek Economisch Recht) stelt dat het maken van reprografieŽn, zijnde kopieŽn in de grafische sector, van bepaalde werken voor bepaalde doeleinden toegestaan is zonder toestemming van de rechthebbende. Read more

Btw-plicht voor bestuurders-rechtspersonen uitgesteld tot 1 april 2016

Het btw keuzestelsel voor rechtspersonen die optreden als bestuurders, zaakvoerders of vereffenaars van een vennootschap, om hun prestaties al dien niet aan BTW te onderwerpen, werd al bij beslissing van de BTW administratie van 20 november 2014 (E.T. 125.180) opgeheven, aanvankelijk met ingang van 1 januari 2015. Enige tijd later werd de inwerkingtreding van de beslissing uitgesteld tot 1 januari 2016 (zie ons nieuwsbericht hierover). Read more

Mediation - de weg naar een snelle en duurzame oplossing voor uw conflict

Wanneer partijen te maken hebben met een conflict waardoor onder meer de communicatie verstoord is en het vertrouwen geschonden is kan men beroep doen op een erkend bemiddelaar of mediator. Deze onafhankelijke derde zal de partijen met elkaar in gesprek brengen met als doel tot een onderling akkoord te komen waar beide partijen zich in kunnen vinden. Read more

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0032 3 230 45 30 T.: 0032 3 286 06 50
F.: 0032 3 230 45 30
E.: info@corbus.be
Amerikalei 79
2000 Antwerpen
0032 3 230 45 30

T.: 0032 3 286 06 50
F.: 0032 3 230 45 30
E.: info@corbus.be
Amerikalei 79
2000 Antwerpen

General conditions

We refer to our information document and our general terms and conditions, in which you can find detailed information regarding our services and transparent arrangements that are applicble to our services as a rule.

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