Astrea makes use of cookies to ensure that visitors can make optimal use of the functionalities of this website. Cookies can also be used to anonymously track and analyze visitor statistics and to improve the content of the website. Please be aware that in case you do not wish to accept cookies, you may not be able to access or properly use certain applications on this website.

Print Friendly and PDF NL | FR | EN | DE


Tell us a bit about yourself ...

I specialise in maritime and transport law and as such, I represent Belgian and foreign companies in the context of collisions, cargo disputes, seizure of ships and bunkers and interlocutory proceedings, and in disputes involving charter agreements. I help my clients grow their logistics structures and assist them with general commercial law problems.

Astrea, not just another law firm?

We excel by keeping things simple. I am allergic to legalistic answers, which actually generate even more questions. We always try to achieve a clear solution, and if possible bring a fresh approach to a problem. In this respect, we are more entrepreneurs than academics.

My most stressful moment was ...

Frankly, in my sector, most days are high-pressure days. If a ship is subject to a seizure order, a horrifying amount of money is being wasted every hour. You have to drop everything and find a solution as quickly as possible. I regularly experience these sorts of races against the clock. They provide me with a constant rush of adrenalin.

What has someone said or written about you of which you are especially proud?

After I'd solved a ship seizure case for a large London shipping company, I received a lengthy thank-you email, and I saw my name at the top of a list of recommendations they sent to their international network. On the basis of that one list, I am now getting requests from Singapore, Hong Kong and many other corners of the world. It's safe to say that I am very proud of that.


Growing up with lawyers in the family, my interest in legal practice started developing very early. I am involved in the execution of commercial law contracts and judicial or arbitral decisions in the logistics and maritime sectors.