Goemans, De Scheemaecker
& De Wit Advocaten
Goemans, De Scheemaecker & De Wit Advocaten (or GDS Advocaten) is an independent law firm established at Antwerp, Belgium where Europe’s second largest port is located and one of Europe’s main industrial, trade and transport centers. GDS Advocaten is primarily a maritime and trade law firm, whose lawyers have outstanding credentials in the field of shipping and transport law as well as in international commerce and trade in general.
Goemans, De Scheemaecker & De Wit Advocaten’s legal practice focuses on the avoidance and resolution of disputes and the drafting of contracts and other instruments of trade and finance, both domestic and international, with an emphasis on international sale, leasing, shipping, transport and logistic activities, agency, l/c, financing and securities, insurance, anti-trust (competition) liabilities and recovery of secured and unsecured claims. GDS Advocaten also developed expertise in the field of law and treaty making and in assisting concerned industries in consultations with governments (national and supranational).
Should client have a question beyond the scope of the firm’s expertise, client will at no charge be referred to a lawyer of another law firm whom we recognize as a distinguished practitioner in that field.
Goemans, De Scheemaecker & De Wit Advocaten’s members are licensed to appear in all Belgian Courts (except the Cour de Cassation), and in most courts of other countries of the European Union and in the Courts of the European Community. They will however only appear in the courts of other countries of the European Union to argue on issues of Belgian law, if language skills permit and assisted by a local lawyer.
Major Belgian and foreign law firms, recognize the expertise of Goemans, De Scheemaecker & De Wit Advocaten and appoint them to assist clients.
You will usually be able to contact one of the lawyers through our regular phone numbers, even after office hours. If, not you can reach the lawyers for urgent matters on their mobile phones or leave a message. The received messages will be heard intermittently.
Benoît Goemans: + 32 (0) 3 231 54 36
Mob.: + 32 (0) 478 47 29 91
Laurent De Scheemaecker: + 32 (0) 3 231 67 97
Mob.: +32 (0) 475 39 01 79
Ralph De Wit: +32 (0) 496 23 40 69