The platform for Belgium's international community

Search form

menu menu
  • Daily & Weekly newsletters
  • Buy & download The Bulletin
  • Comment on our articles

Brussels English trade court plan meets opposition

21:10 19/03/2018

Belgium's supreme justice watchdog says it has serious reservations about plans to create an English-speaking commercial court in Brussels to settle trade disputes.

The High Council of Justice (CSJ), which has independent oversight over the Belgian judiciary, says the bill creating the new court does not guarantee it enough independence and is not transparent enough about the court's funding.

Charles Michel's government approved the creation of the Brussels International Business Court last October, with the aim of reinforcing the Belgian capital as the go-to place for business arbitration in the wake of Brexit.

All hearings and judgments would be in English and the court would be self-financing, receiving no public funds.

But the CSJ said on Monday that it had serious doubts about the draft law. It questioned the impartiality and independence of judges - fearing that its structure could make "interference" possible in the appointment of the court's members. The watchdog also describes the BIBC's funding structure as "opaque".

The number of international trade disputes is expected to grow in light of Brexit. Contracts are often drawn up in English and many companies wanting to settle disputes in English currently do so in London.



Love solutions by indian astrologer in canada +15875074472

Nov 17, 2018 10:47

By what method can offer you Mumbai Call Girls and consider the unbelievable fun
You can contract them according to your own exact choice. They all are in particular kept up and character Mumbai call girls. They realize their action well. There is no need of any exposition. They know for what they are register and what service they have to serve to them. From long time tackle this,call girls in Mumbai winds up skillful and fruitful in getting people out of weight and misery.

Mar 4, 2019 08:20