Functions in the legal  and trade community

Benoît Goemans held or holds the following

Academic functions

  • Professor of Maritime Law at the University of Louvain (1994- 2008)
  • Professor of Marine and Transport Insurance at the Hasselt University (1998- 2008)
  • Professor of Maritime Law at the Transport postgraduate degree of the University of Brussels (1997-2008)
  • Yearly guest speaker at the University of Antwerp (1997-present)

Board and Council functions

  • Trustee of the CMI Charitable Trust (2018 – present)

  • Director of the Fondation Albert Lilar (2017 – present)

  • Vice President  of the Belgian Maritime Law Association (2012-2016) and Member of the General Council thereof (2001 – 2004)
  • Executive Councillor  of the Comité Maritime International (CMI) and the Treasurer thereof (2001-2015), and  Titulary Member thereof (2014 – present)

  • Councillor of the European Institute for Maritime Law
  • Director of the French Chamber of Commerce at Antwerp (1994 – 1997);

Law making functions

  • Member of the Group of maritime law Experts to the Belgian government (2006)
  • Member of the Royal Commission to the revision of the Belgian maritime law (2006 – 2010)
  • Member of the CMI’s International Working Group on Judicial Sales of Ships (2008 – present)               

Publishing functions

  • Director and Editor  of the Jurisprudence du Port d’Anvers – Rechtspraak van de Haven van Antwerpen, a maritime law review founded in 1851 (1994 – 2010);
  • Editor of the European Journal of Commercial Contract Law (2006 – 2010)