Master Brecht Debruyn is registered at the Tableau of the Antwerp Bar Association (https://www.balieantwerpen.be/). He holds office at Jan van Rijswijcklaan 228, 2020 Antwerp under the commercial name of DBRN Business Law. Brecht Debruyn is subject to the deontological rules as set out in the Code of Deontology: consultable on: https://www.advocaat.be/DipladWebsite/media/DipladMediaLibrary/Documenten/Codex- Deontologie.pdfWebsite disclaimer
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Lawyers fall under the preventive part of the money laundering legislation (Law of 11 January 1993 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for money laundering and the financing of terrorism) when they provide certain Services for the benefit of their clients.
This legislation aims to counter the laundering and financing of terrorism and for this purpose imposes a number of mandatory obligations on lawyers, the non-compliance of which may lead to disciplinary sanctions and administrative fines.
Lawyers are obliged to identify clients and to request and retain a number of documents to validate that identity. During the entire duration of the Client relationship, lawyers are also subject to a duty of vigilance that may lead to additional information being required.
We have this information and vigilance obligation not only with regard to our clients - natural and legal persons - themselves, but also with regard to their trustees, such as the directors of companies.
If in the exercise of the work intended by the law facts are established of which DBRN knows or suspects that they are connected with money laundering or the financing of terrorism, we must report this immediately to the chairman, except when our work extends to determining the legal position of the Client or the defence or representation of the Client in (connection with) a legal action. It is the chairman who will decide whether or not to pass on the information received to the Financial Information Processing Unit.
Of course, these obligations do not affect the professional secrecy that continues to characterize the relationship between the Client and his lawyer.