Benoît Goemans

Benoît Goemans

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Benoît Goemans (Cand and Lic (Master) Law, Louvain; dipl maritime law, Antwerp; LLM in Admiralty Tulane) is a partner at the firm. He was called to the Bar in 1987 and clerked with O’Neil Eichin, (New Orleans), then practised in two major law firms in Antwerp until he co-founded Goemans, De Scheemaecker (GDS advocaten) in 2006. Benoît was a professor of maritime law at the University of Louvain from 1994 to 2008, and from 1998 to 2008 was a professor of marine and transport insurance at the Hasselt University and professor of maritime law on the transport postgraduate degree of the University of Brussels (1997 to 2008) and a guest speaker at the University of Antwerp (1997 to 2019). His practice is oriented on trade, finance and transport, including recoveries. He has been involved in the major collision cases, insolvency cases and almost all the judicial sales of ships (the latter for the mortgagee). He drafts financial instruments and attests to the validity thereof. He also handles general commercial law matters (contract drafting and litigation in relation to the performance of contracts and directors’ liability, among other matters).

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