Product Regulation and Liability Review – Belgium

Stefaan Loosveld and Gert-Jan Hendrix contributed the Belgian chapter to the Production Regulation and Liability review 2019, published by the Law Reviews, giving a regulatory oversight, discussing the causes of action, and litigation.

Click here to read the Belgian chapter.

1. Introduction to the product liability framework

2. Regulatory oversight

3. Causes of action

  • Claims under the Product Liability Act
  • Tort claims
  • Contractual claims
  • Criminal charges

4. Litigation

  • Forum
  • Burden of proof
  • Defences
  • Personal jurisdiction
  • Expert witnesses
  • Discovery
  • Apportionment
  • Mass tort actions
  • Damages

5. Year in review