General conditions


1. Attorney Angelika Chyla, practices her profession as a lawyer in the form of a sole proprietorship. She conducts her business under the trade name "Porada Law Firm" (hereinafter "the Firm"). The firm is known in the Crossroads Bank of Enterprises under the number 0735.402.233.

2. Present general terms and conditions apply to the services provided by the firm, its employees and staff.

3. All assignments are deemed to have been entrusted to and carried out by the firm, even if it is explicitly or implicitly intended that they will be carried out by a specific person.

4. The client undertakes to provide the firm with all data and information, supported by documents if necessary. The client guarantees the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided to the firm by him or on his behalf.

5. The client undertakes to inform the firm in good time about proceedings which have been or are to be commenced and to deliver to the firm without delay all deeds brought to his knowledge and/or served on him in connection with legal proceedings and/or disputes.

6. In her capacity as dominus litis, Attorney Angelika Chyla will make every effort to obtain the results intended by the client, without, however, being able to offer any guarantees in this regard.

7. The firm makes every effort to ensure optimal service and to provide correct advice, in accordance with legislation, legal doctrine and case law. However, the firm declines any responsibility in case a client abuses the service provided with unfair or fraudulent intentions.

8. The assignment is carried out exclusively for the needs of the client, third parties cannot derive any rights from the services provided or the results obtained.

9. The client and the firm may terminate the contract at any time and without compensation, without prejudice to the client's obligation to reimburse services rendered and costs incurred. Termination by the firm may not be untimely and may not jeopardize the client's interests, provided that the client has no outstanding commission or fee statements with the firm.

10. The firm's fee statements are always in Euros and are prepared according to work delivered. The firm may charge commissions/advance payments.

11. The firm's commission and fee statements are payable within 10 days of receipt. If the client does not agree with the amount of the fee statement, he must protest it in writing within 10 days. From the due date, interest calculated at the legal interest rate shall be payable by operation of law and without notice of default.

With regard to the charging of interest and damages related to late payments, a distinction is made betweenprivate clients and companies.

Late payment by private clients:

The Firm will send a first free payment reminder. After 14 days after this first payment reminder has been sent, interest will be charged equal to the legal interest rate.

In addition, the outstanding amount will be increased by the following damages:

  • For a debt up to and including 150.00 EUR, an amount of 20.00 EUR will be charged;
  • For a debt between 150.01 EUR and 500.00 EUR, an amount of 30.00 EUR will be charged, increased by 10% of the debt on the tranche above the amount of 150.00 EUR;
  • For a debt between EUR 500.01 and EUR 2,000.00, an amount of EUR 65.00 will be charged, increased by 5% of the debt on the tranche above EUR 500.00.

An additional amount of 7.5 EUR will be charged for each additional payment reminder.

Late payments by companies:

From the due date, interest shall be due by right and without notice, calculated at the legal interest rate. In the event of late payment by companies, compensation for recovery costs equal to 10% of the principal amount, with a minimum of EUR 250, shall also be due.

12. If the client has recourse to a legal expenses insurer, the client shall be liable to pay to the firm the fees which are not borne by this insurer.

13. The liability of the firm and its associates shall be limited to the amount paid out under the basic professional liability insurance policy of the Order of Flemish Bars which it subscribes, and for the ceilings applicable to this insurance policy. The client may obtain a copy of this insurance policy upon first request. At the express request of the client, additional insurance may be taken out for a specific case.

14. Any liability claim against the firm shall be time-barred if the competent court is not seized within twelve months following the date on which the client became aware or should reasonably have become aware of the facts on which the claim is based.

15. Unless expressly stipulated otherwise, the firm shall not be liable for services rendered by third parties on whom it relies.

16. The office disclaims any liability in case of loss or damage arising from the receipt or non-receipt or the use or non-use of electronic communications or documents sent by it.

17. The client knows and accepts that the firm is bound by its obligations imposed by the Law of 11 January 1993 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for money laundering and the financing of terrorism, more specifically regarding vigilance towards clients and the obligation to report suspicions of money laundering or terrorist financing to the competent authorities. The client is equally aware that the firm may be required under the aforementioned law to identify its clients. The client is obliged to fully cooperate with the identification in the manner described by the law. The full text of this law shall be provided to him on first request.

18. The legal relationship to which these general terms and conditions apply is governed by Belgian law and the applicable deontological rules. Disputes shall be settled by the peace courts, courts and tribunals of the jurisdiction of ANTWERPEN, without prejudice to the right of the firm to take legal action before the courts of the client's jurisdiction.