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From 1 December 2020, the new rules on unlawful terms in B2B relations will apply to contracts concluded, amended or renewed after that date.
These new rules will allow the courts to assess the (unlawful) nature of contractual clauses much more broadly than today. If the court establishes the existence of an unlawful contractual clause, it will be able to sanction it, for example, by annulling the relevant provision....
What is economic dependencey?
From 22 August 2020, the abuse of economic dependency has been sanctioned by the new B2B law.
Economic dependence refers to a situation in which an enterprise possesses a certain market power that allows it to exercise relative dominance over its partners and to impose performance and conditions that it would not be able to impose without this market power....
Due to the Corona crisis, it can be more difficult to sign all kinds of documents (letters, agreements, etc.) on paper, especially when a document requires the signature of several people.
As a result, it often happens that a scanned version of the signature is used, which is then pasted into the document. Although this is, in principle, a valid way to sign a document, it can still give rise to discussions....
Companies facing financial difficulties due to the Corona crisis have been given additional breathing space by both the federal and Flemish governments through numerous support measures. But many companies have ended up in dire straits, and their financial situation has become precarious....
The new B2B contracts law - what will change?
The impact of this new law on your business cannot be underestimated: your general terms and conditions and your contracts will most likely contain a number of clauses that will soon no longer be legal.
The law has already introduced protection for consumers (B2C). However, this will soon also be the case if you are doing business with a "company", i.e. another company (B2B). Simply imposing a very strict contract or draconian general terms and conditions will no longer "pass muster"....