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Law of obligations / Law of contracts / commercial law

The legal obligation is as a legal bond under which a person, the debtor, is obligated to take certain action in behalf of another person. The creditor’s claim is that which constitutes the obligation of the debtor.

The general law of obligations remains applicable to all legal civil relationships barring divergent special provisions.

In addition, the legislator has created a legal framework for a number of typical contacts such as:

  • purchase-sale
  • leasing
  • renting
  • engagement of workers and servants / building contract
  • loan (commodatum / simple loan / mortgage loan / mortgage credit / consumer credit)
  • deposit
  • aleatory contract
  • gambling
  • life annuity
  • mandate
  • arrangement recorded by the courts
  • immobile leasing
  • Franchising
  • Factoring
  • Concession


The law between merchants is subject to specific (more flexible) regulations in order to ensure dynamic economic transaction.
In certain cases an invoice that has not been protested to (in time) could serve as evidence for the existence of a legal relationship between two merchants.

Do not hesitate to contact us on time to receive advice or assistance, should you have to appear before court.

Law Office RvB & Partners will spare no effort to bring your case to a successful conclusion. Law Office RvB & Partners agrees to qualitative service!

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