Who are we?

Ardent Advocaten B.V. (Private Company Ardent Advocaten), Prins Boudewijnlaan 177, 2610 Wilrijk, CBE 0446.103.889, makes every effort to respect the personal data and privacy of visitors to its website. In certain cases, Ardent Advocaten may process personal data of you as a natural person. When it does this, Ardent Advocaten respects all of the applicable legislation.

What do we do with your data?

If you pass on your personal data to us via this website, by filling in our contact form, by making an appointment on-line or by sending a spontaneous job application, we will, of course, only process this data for that purpose and for further follow-up of it.

So, we will only use the data from the contact form in order to contact you and to stay in touch concerning a question you ask, to make an appointment, or in order to request more information.

We will only use the data from your online appointment in order to make and follow-up an appointment.

If the contact via the contact form or the online appointment does not result in a contractual relationship, we will retain your personal data for a further six months for possible further follow-up.

Any data you provide via the Satisfaction Survey is always anonymised, unless you actually consent to us processing your data.

Cookies? Do we monitor your visit to our website?

You are not required to divulge any personal data in order to view this website: however, cookies may be used in order, for instance, to remember your chosen language.

We may also use Google Analytics which may result in a very limited amount of data regarding use of our website (browser type, operating system, previously-visited pages, IP address and time of the server request) being processed, to allow us to evaluate use  and visits to our website, to compile reports on website activities, and to offer other services relating to website and internet use.

You may decline use of these cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser: however, this may result in the impossibility for you to continue using all the functions of our website.

Will your data be passed on to third countries outside the European Economic Area?

The data of Google Analytics is processed at the America head office of Google and is therefore passed on by us: adequate protection is provided for this (EU-US Privacy Shield).

Other than this, your data is not transferred outside the European Economic Area.

Are we allowed to process your data?

Yes, we are allowed to process your data: 1. for the performance of a contract or in preparation of this; 2. on the basis of your consent and/or; 3. on the basis of our legitimate interest to continue processing your data for some time for possible follow-up.

Where is your data processed?

Your personal data is always processed on internal servers of Ardent Advocaten, for Microsoft (Office 365) and for Google: all appropriate technical and organizational measures are implemented to guarantee the security of your data.

What rights do you have in respect of us concerning your personal data?

You have the right at any time to ask which of your personal data we process and why, to correct incorrect or incomplete data, to erase your data in certain circumstances, to restrict processing of your data, to object to its use for direct marketing purposes, and to transfer your personal data to a third party in a machine-readable form.

Wat can you do if you have questions or complaints about the way in which we handle your personal data?

If you have questions or comments about how Ardent Advocaten processes your data, you may always contact our firm first (by email to or on Tel. 03/458.26.33. You can, of course, also contact us by post.

If you are not satisfied with our response, you can file a complaint with the Belgian Data Protection Authority (Belgische Gegevensbeschermingsautoriteit) (formerly the Privacy Commission): 35 Drukpersstraat, 1000 Brussels, Telephone +32 2 274 48 00, commission@privacycommission.be

Duty to Identify

Since 2 February 2004, lawyers performing certain activities for their clients fall under the preventive section of anti-money laundering legislation. This legislation is aimed at combatting money laundering and the financing of terrorism, and to that end, imposes on lawyers a number of compulsory duties, which, if not respected, can lead to disciplinary sanctions and administrative fines.

First of all, our lawyers are obliged to identify our clients and to request and retain a number of documents which prove their identity. Also, for the entire period of the relationship with the client, lawyers are subject to a duty of vigilance which may lead to additional information being required. This duty to provide information and duty of vigilance relates not only to our clients – natural and legal persons – , but also to their agents, such as company directors.

If, during the performance of the activities targeted by the law, the lawyers establish facts which they know or presume to be linked to money laundering or the financing of terrorism, they must immediately report this to the President of the Bar Council, except if their activities include determining the legal position of their client or defending or representing their client in (connection with) a lawsuit. The President of the Bar Council shall decide whether or not to pass the information received on to the Financial Information Processing Unit.

Naturally, these obligations do not affect the professional secrecy that characterises the relationship between the client and his/her lawyer.

Should you have any questions concerning this, please ask them by sending an email to:


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