Part I - Compulsory information to be provided to the client

  1. Your lawyer and his office

You are entrusting your case to lawyer Laurent MORTELMANS.

Laurent MORTELMANS is a lawyer in Belgium, and is registered at the Bar Association and is Member of the Order of Lawyers of Antwerp.

Laurent MORTELMANS exercises the profession of lawyer as a partner and manager of the professional partnership in the form of a BVBA MORTELMANS LAW – ADVOCATENKANTOOR, and is a partner of the “ESSENZIA ADVOCATEN” office, a grouping of lawyers within the meaning of the Rules and regulations of the Order of Flemish Bar Associations of 8 November 2006 concerning partnerships between lawyers and concerning one-man companies of lawyers. Laurent MORTELMANS’ office’s company registration number is 0816.985.765.

The head office of “ESSENZIA ADVOCATEN” is established at 2030 Antwerp, Noorderlaan 98. “ESSENZIA ADVOCATEN” also has a site at 1020 Brussels, Versailleslaan 6. BVBA MORTELMANS LAW – ADVOCATENKANTOOR’s registered office is established at 2930 Brasschaat, Oudstrijderslei 9.

You can reach Laurent MORTELMANS by email at lm@essenzia.be.

Laurent MORTELMANS’ professional liability is insured at AMLIN EUROPE N.V., with registered office at Amstelveen, the Netherlands – Commercial register no. 33055009; Branch office Belgium – RPR 0416.056.358 – Company authorised under code no. 0745. The policy insuring Laurent MORTELMANS’ professional liability provides coverage in the whole world, subject to clarifications and exceptions included in the third-party liability policy for lawyers (see individual insurance certificate enclosed).

  1. Your lawyer and the provided services

Laurent MORTELMANS provides the following services: legal advice, support in disputes before the court, support in extra-judicial dispute settlement (arbitration and mediation) and legal translations.

In some cases, Laurent MORTELMANS contracts other lawyers to work on his clients’ cases, but he remains fully responsible vis-à-vis the client.

  1. For more information or in case of complaints

If you want more information or if you have a complaint, you can reach Laurent MORTELMANS:

– by post at the following address: Noorderlaan 98, 2030 Antwerp
– by fax to number: 03/234.36.32
– by email to the following address: lm@essenzia.be
– by phone to number: 03/234.36.34

Part II - Supplementary information - at the client's request

  1. How much does your lawyer cost?

The fee is calculated at a rate of € 75.00 to € 175.00 an hour exclusive of VAT, which varies depending on the lawyer in question’s seniority and the complexity of the case.

Administrative costs are charged separately and comprise administrative charges, costs of correspondence, communication costs, copies, etc.

Travel expenses are charged at EUR 0.45 per kilometre exclusive of VAT.

These rates are subject to deviating special agreements.

  1. Professional rules and codes of conduct

Registered as a lawyer at the Bar Association of Antwerp, Laurent MORTELMANS is subjected to the regulations of the Order of Flemish Bar Associations and the National Order, which can be consulted at http://www.advocaat.be/Een-advocaat-raadplegen/Wat-is-een-advocaat, as well as the regulations of his Bar Association which can be consulted at www.balieantwerpen.be.

PART III - To be included in every information document in which services are described in detail.

Multidisciplinary activities and multidisciplinary partnerships

Laurent MORTELMANS is not part of any multidisciplinary activities and/or multidisciplinary partnerships. He therefore does not include any information here in any information documents in which he describes his services in detail.

Part IV - To be specified in every document in which services are described in detail

  1. Extra-judicial dispute settlement

Laurent MORTELMANS’ performance is subjected to extra-judicial dispute settlement, i.e. the rules and regulations for the collection of fees of the Bar Association of Antwerp of 27 June 2005 which you can consult at http://www.balieantwerpen.be/nl/een-advocaat/erelonen/klachten.

  1. Complaints

For more information in the event of complaints, please go to http://www.advocaat.be/Een-advocaat-raadplegen/Problemen-met-uw-advocaat.