Kegels & Co
The KEGELS & Co offices handle mainly commercial law matters and particularly matters related with the transport industry, international trade and related banking and insurance matters. Kegels & Co. lawyers are licensed to appear in all the Belgium Courts, the Cour de Cassation excepted, and in the European Courts.

The members of the firm have lectured on many occasions at National and International Conferences, and at various universities in Belgium and abroad on subjects related to their areas of practice specializations. Some examples are: "Enforced Sales of Vessels," Kluwer 1977, I.B.A.; "Arrest on Ships," Kluwer 1977, I.B.A., L.L.P. 1977; "Liens and Mortgages on vessels," Kluwer 1978; Registration of vessels in I.B.A., Kluwer 1987, I.B.A.; "The fire Exception in the Port of Antwerp," article in Liber Americorum L Tricot, Kluwer 1988; Belgium's New Law on Pilotage, Gard News, No 114; Effects of European Law on Shipowners, Gard News, No 116 & 118; Transfer of Ships within the EEC, Gard News, No 125; The Belgian Wreck Removal Law De wrakkenwet, I.V.R. 1995, Antwerpen 1992; Arresting Ships, IBC (UK), 1995; Algemene Voorwaarden in de Havenpraktijk (General Conditions in Port Practice), Antwerpen, Apra 1992; Senders Liability in Land Transport, London 1987; Liens Affecting Title to Goods on the European Continent, Buenos Aires 1988; Major EEC issues affecting land Transport, Cannes 1994; Claims arising out of Collision, T.B.H., 1987; Transport Intermediaries under Belgian Law, Gent Mys & Breesch, 1996; Articles in Lloyds List on Arrest of Ships in Belgium, Lloyds List, 1998; Modificaciones Legislativas en el Derecho Maritimo Belga Desde 1988 a 1990; X, Anuario de Derecho Maritimo, Garraio Eta Herrilan, Saila, 1993, 461; "Claims Adjuster's Function According to Belgian Usages," Antwerp Maritime Law Report, 1994, 387; "The Vessel," in International Encyclopaedia of the Laws, Kluwer Law and Taxation Publishers, Boston, Deventer 1994, 53; "Liability and Limitation of Liability in Maritime Law," in International Encyclopaedia of the Laws, Kluwer Law and Taxation Publishers, Boston, Deventer 1994, 53; "Inland Navigation," in International Encyclopaedia of the Laws, Kluwer Law and Taxation Publishers, Boston, Deventer 1994, 228; Belgian part of Maritime Law Handbook, Kluwer Law and Taxation Publishers, Boston, Deventer and the International Bar Association, December 1998; "Les Conférences Maritimes Face Aux Articles 85 et 86 du Traité de Rome," in Liber Amicorum Hubert Libert, Maklu, Antwerpen-Apeldoorn, 1999; "The Interpretation of Marine Insurance Contracts Under English Law and Under Belgian and French Law," Intersentia, Antwerp, Groningen, Oxford, 2000; "Shipagents and the commercial Agency Law in Belgium," Liber Amicorum Hubert Libert, Maklu, Antwerpen-Apeldoorn, 1999; "Pledgerights of Belgian Freight Forwarders," 2000; "Assistance et Sauvetage, La convention de 1910 et le LOF 2000: Differences et Appreciation," Lloyds Anversois, 2001; "Incoterms 2000 and Cargo handling costs," 2001; "Maritime Fact Finding by the Nautical Commission with the Antwerp Court of Commerce," IBA Cancun 2001; "Arrest of Ships - The End of the Uniformity?" Liber Amicorum Robert Wijffels, Antwerpen, 2001; "Why Belgium is a Mecca for Ship Arrest, Fact-Finding and Cargo Claims" in The Maritime Advocate, July 2002.

The members of KEGELS & Co are associated with various international organizations including the IBA (International Bar Association - especially the Subcommittee A [Shipping] and the CMI [International Maritime Committee]).

practice areas

Admiralty and Maritime LawAsset RecoveryCommercial LawCorporate LawCustoms LawInsuranceInternational TradeTransportation

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