DLPA Advocaten

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Bernard Leterme

Lawyer since 1977

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Bernard Leterme

Lawyer since 1977

Bernard Leterme graduated in law from KU Leuven in 1977 and has worked as a lawyer ever since. Bernard has previously been a partner at the law firm Gits, Van den Berghe & Leterme and a founding partner of the law firm Laga. 

 

Within DLPA, Bernard focuses on commercial and economic law and labour law. You can approach him with questions about your commercial contracts, joint ventures etc., at both national and international level, as well as a very wide range of problems concerning social relations. Due to his extensive experience, Bernard can help his clients in the best possible way. 

 

Along with his team, Bernard regularly organises lectures and seminars on current themes in social law. He does so for various employers’ federations and interest groups, and also in partnership with VIVES university college.

 

Languages: NL - FR - EN

Expertise

Distribution rights

Our lawyers advise and assist you in setting up a national or international distribution system. We help you make the right choice between a commercial agency, franchising, exclusive or selective distribution. 

 

We also apply our knowledge and experience to drawing up custom contracts with watertight clauses. 

 

Furthermore, we support you in disputes linked to the implementation or termination of these contracts, whether in or out of court.

Contacts within this expertise:

Bernard Leterme

Commercial law

Commercial contracts are the key to every commercial activity. We provide advice and support on national and international commercial contracts, in all the areas you come into contact with as a business, in both B2B and B2C situations. These include purchasing and sales, tenancy laws and commercial leases, construction contracts, management, leasing, financial contracts, franchising, agency relationships, concessions, licensing agreements, collateral agreements, sale of your business, general terms and conditions of purchasing or sale etc. 

 

The DLPA team includes passionate defence lawyers and talented negotiators.  We provide practical support and advice for drawing up your contracts. We assist you with negotiations and represent you before the courts or tribunals.

Contacts within this expertise:

Bernard Leterme

Arnoud Declerck

Piet Lombaerts

Maude Mertens

Séverine Vermeire

Emily Van Damme

Klaas Vanneste

Labour law and social security law

DLPA deals with all matters relating to human resources, providing a wide range of services relating to all legal issues in HR. 

 

You can come to us for negotiations and drawing up employment contracts, work regulations, collective labour agreements and wage optimisation contracts. 

 

We advise and assist you in all aspects of labour law, with respect to the transfer and restructuring of companies, strikes, social consultation bodies, cross-border recruitment, secondment, international partnerships, privacy at work and temporary workers. In particular, we support you when you are facing a social inspection. 

 

This means we can assist employers, employees, self-employed people and government officials in all areas of labour law and social security law, whether for advice or litigation.

Contacts within this expertise:

Bernard Leterme

Wouter Derveaux

Bram Delbecke

Social criminal law and the laws on accidents at work

DLPA has particular experience in the field of social criminal law, and can advise and support you as a business, manager, director or employee in matters involving violations of the regulations on working hours, harassment at work, social security fraud and secondment fraud. 

 

We also have particular experience in the area of violations of the welfare at work regulations, and we can represent your interests appropriately when you are confronted with a serious occupational accident. 

 

We provide advice and can assist you from the investigation phase onwards. We represent your interests in the criminal courts or when you are threatened with administrative penalties.

Contacts within this expertise:

Bernard Leterme

Wouter Derveaux

Bram Delbecke

Business criminal law

We give advice and provide support to businesses, directors, employees or victims concerning all aspects of business criminal law, including financial and economic crimes such as the misappropriation of corporate assets, forgery, money laundering, the criminal liability of legal entities, criminal tax law, fraudulent bankruptcy etc. 

 

We support you both in the court investigation phase and when the case is defended in the criminal courts.

Contacts within this expertise:

Bernard Leterme

Maude Mertens

Klaas Vanneste

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