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Belgium: UberX wins in Brussels court

 |  January 24, 2019

The Brussels Commercial Court has decided that UberX is not a taxi service and respects the Brussels legal framework. The Court points out that UberX doesn’t employ any drivers and doesn’t provide any transport service, it just connects the driver or the company employing said driver to the user.

The business, which hires out cars with a driver, known as “LVC” vehicles, will therefore be able to continue to operate in the capital.

“It is appropriate…to state that Uber does not provide a transport service, it does not own any vehicles; the company itself holds neither a taxi or LVC licence,” the judgment stated. That being the case, the service offered by a driver through the Uber application cannot be considered as a taxi service, stresses the company.

The company speaks of consequently “being determined to be a genuine long-term partner with Brussels.” It says that in excess of 1,000 professional LVC drivers and 100,000 passengers use the application.

Full Content: Brussels Times

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