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Nick Vangeneugden


Nick specializes in commercial law and transport law, in particular the carriage by sea, inland waterway transportation, road carriage (CMR), rail transport and air carriage.

His area of expertise also includes contract law and civil law in general.

In addition, Nick has experience in all aspects of international trade, logistics service agreements and insurance matters.

Areas of practice

  • Transport law
    • Road haulage (CMR)
    • Maritime law
    • Inland waterway transportation
    • Rail transport
    • Air carriage
  • General contract law and liability
    • Contractors
    • Lease and ren
    • Sale of goods
    • Debt recovery claims
  • Commercial law
  • Logistics, warehousing and handling of goods
  • Transport insurance law
  • Transport inspection
    • Load securing
    • Overweight
    • Exceptional transport
  • Traffic law


Nick graduated in 2010 at the Law Faculty of the University of Antwerp as a Master of Law, with a major in commercial, economic and company law and a minor in civil law. In 2011, he obtained an advanced Master in Maritime and Transport Law. Nick is an attorney at law at Bettens De Cocker Van Hemelen since August 2011 and is a member of the Antwerp Bar. In 2016 he was invited to join the Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein Shipping and Marine Insurance Scholarship in Hamburg.

Antwerp University (Law Degree, 2010)

Antwerp University (Advanced Master in Maritime and Transport Law, 2011)

Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein, Hamburg, Germany (Shipping and Marine Insurance Scholarship, September 2016)


Antwerp Bar

Belgian Maritime Law Association

International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)


- Presentation “Right of Retention and Right of Pledge of Terminal Operators (Hanjin Case)” on the AIJA – Seminar Navigating Through Troubled Waters. Current Trends in International Maritime and Energy Insolvencies, in Bilbao, Spain on the 29th of September 2017

- Speaker at the Young Maritime Lawyers Seminar in Londen, UK, on the 17th of June 2016 .


Nick speaks Dutch, French and English and possesses a passive knowledge of German.