Goemans, De Scheemaecker
& De Wit Advocaten

Goemans, De Scheemaecker  Advocaten (or GDS Advocaten) is an independent law firm established in Belgium hosting Europe’s second largest port and one of Europe’s main industrial, trade and transport centers.  GDS Advocaten has offices at Antwerp and Brussels.    GDS Advocaten’s lawyers have outstanding credentials in the field  of manufacture, international trade and finance, shipping, aviation and other transport means. 

Our domains

Goemans, De Scheemaecker  or GDS Advocaten’s legal practice focuses on the avoidance and resolution of disputes and the drafting of contracts and other instruments of trade, banking and finance, both domestic and international, with an emphasis on international sale, leasing, shipping, aviation, transport and logistic activities, agency, l/c, financing and security interests, corporate share purchase, 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 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 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:
Ph: + 32 (0) 3 231 54 36
Mob: + 32 (0) 478 47 29 91

Laurent De Scheemaecker:
Ph: + 32 (0) 3 231 67 97
Mob: +32 (0) 475 39 01 79