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A licensed private investigator is allowed to investigate the following matters:

    • Searching for missing persons, lost or stolen property.
      Example: tracing an heir-at-law.
    • Gathering information on the marital status, conduct, morality and assets of individuals.
      Example: a background check of a potential employee.
    • Gathering evidence or establishing facts which give rise to or are likely to give rise to conflicts between persons, or which may be used to put an end to these conflicts.
      Example: investigation into the whereabouts of a sales representative or an associate.
    • Industrial espionage.
      Example: an employee provides sensitive information to a competing company.


(We refer to the law of 19 July 1991 regulating the occupation of private detective {B.S., 02.10.1991}, amended by the Law of 30 December 1996.)