So we have been battling for some years now against the Belgian State itself on behalf of big German insolvency administrator in – what seemed to be and actually is – a simple application of the European Insolvency Regulation 1346/2000.
Of course, nothing is simple if the Belgian State has to return +3M euros after a successful clawback action, leading up to us obtaining penalty payments against the State. The judgment was expected somewhere end February.
As we were already mid March, I decided to call the Clerks of the Court of Attachments to ask why the judgment was not pronounced yet.
The Clerk told me on the phone: ‘the judgment has been pronounced already a few weeks ago, but we are behind in sending the copies out. We are in the middle of moving and because the State did not want to hire a moving company, we are moving ourselves. And we can’t move and do our work at the same’.
Oh yeah… the Clerks were moving from 2nd floor to 3rd floor… same building…