This website is property of law firm Cottyn.
The information on this website is given only in view of informing you about Cottyn and the services rendered by it.
Cottyn takes great care of the creation and follow-up of this website and does everything possible to make sure that this information is correct at the time it is included, which does not prevent that it could contain possibly incomplete, inaccurate or no longer actual information.
The copyright on all offered information rests with Cottyn and therefore this information may not be reproduced or communicated without the prior and explicit consent of Cottyn.
Cottyn reserves the right to complement, change, correct or remove the offered information at any time whatsoever, without prior notice and without giving cause to any liability whatsoever on the part of Cottyn.
Insofar as is legally possible, Cottyn explicitly excludes any warranty or guarantee regarding the offered information and it can by no means be made liable for any direct or indirect damage resulting from its use.
All information or data passed on to Cottyn by users of this website will be treated confidentially. This information will but be used to enable Cottyn to manage your questions and/or remarks in an efficient manner and to personalise our service. By no means, this information will be passed on to third persons without your prior consent.
By visiting this site, you accept that Belgian law is applicable in the relation between Cottyn and yourself. Only the courts of the district of Dendermonde are competent.


Cottyn respects and protects your privacy.
The collection of ‘personal data’ through our website and the use that Cottyn will make of these data are in strict compliance with the prevailing provisions of law, among others with the law of 8 December 1992 for the protection of privacy with regard to the processing of personal data.
Cottyn only collects the personal information that is voluntarily given by you through our website or by e-mail.
This information will be used to improve our service and, if applicable, to provide you with personalised information.
By no means, these data will be passed on to third persons without our consent.
Cottyn has taken all necessary technical and organisational measures to protect your data effectively against unauthorised access and use.
Everyone proving his/her identity can at all times and free of charge request that his/her personal data are fully or partially improved, completed or removed. This is done through such simple request by e-mail, fax, phone or any other means.
Cottyn commits itself that it will act expediently upon such request. The website of Cottyn may make use of cookies, which serve to identify you to enable offering you a better service. These cookies can be refused, but in this case Cottyn can no longer ensure the proper functioning of its website.

Identification obligation

By application of a European directive adopted end 2001, the Belgian law to prevent the use of the financial system for money laundering and financing of terrorism expanded since February 2004 the obligation to identify and report unusual transactions to services rendered by lawyers.
Lawyers are legally compelled, in certain circumstances, to identify their clients and file the documents supporting this. This obligation applies to both natural persons and to legal persons and their representatives.