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New law introduces unfair terms prohibition in B2B relations

30 April 2019

A new impactful Belgian law has recently been adopted without raising much media interest. It introduces the general principle that any clause creating an obvious imbalance in the rights and obligations of contractual parties can be cancelled.

As a result, this principle, already known in business-to-consumer (B2C) contractual relationships, is extended to business- to-business (B2B) contractual relationships. It goes without saying that this new law will have important consequences for company relationships by questioning the legality of several contracts.

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