In today’s internet-based society, more and more transactions happen via the internet. This raises numerous questions with regard to the probatory force of e-mails, electronic signatures, the consequences of concluding contracts with consumers via the internet, etc. In addition, the laws and regulations governing e-commerce and the internet are continuously evolving.

Lydian’s ICT team has broad experience in advising on all aspects of e-commerce (including mobile commerce) law and regulation in a B2C, B2B or C2C context. This includes, amongst others, advising on (online) consumer protection law, the requirements to ensure the validity of on-line contracts, the regulation of distance contracts, unfair (online) trade practices, website general terms and conditions, return and refund policies, online advertising, privacy policies, website disclaimers, privacy issues related to the internet and cookies.

Lydian’s ICT team also assists e-commerce and social media platforms, e-payment service providers, businesses and government agencies to meet their legal requirements when setting up on-line operations. We advise on e-commerce related contracts such as website development agreements, portal and hosting agreements, intrusion testing agreements, fulfilment and logistics agreements, agreements with payment service providers and on the protection of domain names and related disputes.

We further advise on e-contracting, e-archiving, e-security, e-evidence, the setting up of e-signature infrastructures, the use and regulation of e-money and e-payment services, the legal framework for e-invoicing and the use, import and export of encryption technologies.