Andries Ken

Ken Andries (born 1981) graduated in Law at KULeuven in 2004. He also holds a degree in Education from the same university (2006).

From 2004 to 2010 he was active as a full-time assistant at KULeuven's Department of Economic Law. He also worked part-time as a company lawyer. From 2006 to 2010 he prepared a doctoral thesis on Non-Disclosure Agreements, which he publically defended on 19 October 2010.

From 2010 to 2011 he was employed by KULeuven as a Doctor-Assistant (post-doc).

In 2011 he joined the Brussels Bar and the law firm Janson Baugniet. He has also been appointed as professor at the Hasselt University.

He is a member of the editorial board of the journal Nederlands-Vlaams Tijdschrift voor Mediation en Conflictmanagement and is a research fellow at KULeuven.

His specialist fields are the law of obligations, contract drafting & litigation, commercial law, intellectual property law and alternative dispute resolution.

Languages: Dutch, English, French.



Bonnarens Freya

Freya BONNARENS (born 1980) graduated in Law from the University of Ghent (major: Labour and Business Law) (2003 - first class honours). She specialises in consumer credit law. She also deals with cases related to commercial usages, privacy law and international private law. 

Languages: Dutch, English, French




Favart Pierre

Pierre Favart has been a member of the Bar of Mons since 1986. He heads the firm founded by his father in 1957.

His primary focus areas are insurance, liability and construction law, areas in which he has excelled for many years.
His proven practice, in which he serves as both counsel and litigator, primarily encompasses corporate liabilities and insurance, accidents occurring in private life, particularly traffic accidents, accident insurance and the assessment of personal injury.

He also assists many clients in the most diverse fields of commercial law, a subject in which his experience and accuracy make him a very wise counsel. He is trained in family, civil and commercial mediation and approved by the National Mediation Commission. Very active in the voluntary sector, he was also a member of the Council of the bar, assuming the chair of several important commissions. He has performed the role of a deputy judge at the Justice of the Peace and is currently a deputy judge at the Commercial Court of Hainaut.



Gribomont Béatrice


Béatrice GRIBOMONT (born 1956) graduated in Law at the Université catholique de Louvain (1978, Magna cum laude).

She mainly practises administrative law and works with Dominique Lagasse most of the time.

Languages: French; passive knowledge of Dutch and English.



Hoogstoel Tamara


Tamara HOOGSTOEL (born 1980) graduated in Law at the Université libre de Bruxelles (2003). She joined Janson Baugniet in November 2006.

She mainly practises commercial law and company law.

Since 2006, she has also been an assistant at the Centre of Private Law of the Université libre de Bruxelles.

She published a comment on a company law case (compulsory purchase of securities by a shareholder) in the legal journal Droit des affaires/Ondernemingsrecht in April 2008.

Languages: French, English.



Ninane Geoffrey


Geoffrey Ninane graduated in Law at the University of Brussels (2006).

After working in an office specialising in Belgian Supreme Court litigation (Cour de Cassation), he joined the department of constitutional and administrative law of Janson Baugniet in 2012.

He is also a lecturer at the University of Brussels (Public Law) and at the University of Mons (Constitutional Law).

Geoffrey Ninane regularly gives lectures at conferences about constitutional and administrative law issues. He is the author of several articles about fundamental rights and constitutional litigation issues.

Languages: French, English, Dutch



Vandekerckhove Elisabeth

Elisabeth VANDEKERCKHOVE graduated in Law at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (2002). She mainly practises commercial law and the law of obligations, especially with regard to the liability of private banks. She has published various papers on bank liability in cases of forged transfer. 

Languages: Dutch, French, English. She also has a basic knowledge of Spanish.



Vandersmissen Michel


Michel VANDERSMISSEN (born 1982) graduated in Law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (2007).

After his studies, he worked for one year as a legal counsel/tax officer with BNP Paribas Securities Services.
He practises in the field of transport and energy law.

Languages: Dutch, English and French.



Vermander Flavie


Flavie Vermander graduated in Law in 1998 (University of Leuven). She holds a special degree in tax law (University of Leuven, 1999).
 From 1999 she was a member of the Bar for four years. In 2003, she began work as an assistant in private law at the University of Leuven.
In July 2011, she obtained her Ph.D. from the same University, with a thesis about the unilateral termination of contracts. 
Flavie Vermander joined Janson Baugniet in September 2011 as a lawyer at the Bar of Ghent. She focuses on contract law and the law of obligations.

Since 1 January 2012 she has also been a professor at the University of Antwerp.

Languages: Dutch, French and English.



Wauters Kris

  • Administrative law, public law, procurement contracts
  • Master of Law (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 1991)
  • Master of International and European Law (University Louvain-La-Neuve, 1992)
  • DEUG AES degree (Université du Havre, 1991)
  • Ph.D (University of Maastricht, 2009)
  • Professor, Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve (2010)
  • Lawyer since 1993
  • Co-editor of journal Marchés et contrats publics
  • Academic Member of PLAN
  • Member of ‘Recht in de gemeente'
  • Member of the scientific committee of the journal Milieu- en energierecht 

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