Transport law

Transport law

The transport sector is one of the most essential pillars of Belgian and worldwide economy. Such sector would require a pragmatic approach in which knowledge of the relevant legal framework is essential.

Transport and logistics are characterised by its international identity in which various parties often in various jurisdictions and areas of law (civil law, commercial law, judicial law) are involved. If no amicable settlement can be negotiated, a swift and no nonsense approach is required.

Bannister Lawyers represents (inter)national clients in (e.g.) following cases:

• Maritime – Damages during or as a result of cargo handling, cargo claims, collision, limitation of liability, arrest, freight, classifications, disputes following freight agreements, shipbuilding, debt collection with regard to freight, commission, transport, …
• Logistics – Drafing, negotiations and review of contracts (e.g. logistic service agreements within the field of warehousing, freight forwarding, handling, …
• Various transports – Road Carriage (CMR), inland shipping, rail carriage, air freight, yachting, …
• Intermediaries – Freight forwarders, concession, depots, shipping agents, stevedores, handling of goods, …
• Customs and excise – Import duties, levies, excises, VAT, origin of goods, custom value, import / export, counterfeit, custom duties, anti-dumping, …

These cases are handled by Christophe Van Mechelen.

Christophe Van Mechelen

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