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The Legal 500 - 2024 Edition - Tier 1

Kegels Advocaten is praised for its expertise in ‘complicated brown and blue water cases’, alongside its ‘practical and technical knowledge and years of experience in international litigation’. Core strengths include logistics matters (spanning sea, rail, road and air issues), fact finding work and maritime disputes such as high-profile capsize and sinking cases. 

André Kegels is always available to assist and he remains calm in any circumstance. He cuts right to the chase and has a phenomenal gift to make difficult things sound easy and to explain a situation in a way which is understandable for anyone.

Both André Kegels and Wim Drofmans are very good and knowledgeable in their field.

André Kegels is very responsive and thorough, excellent in a fast-paced matter and commercially-minded.

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The team is well led by André Kegels, so that it makes little difference with whom you work.

André Kegels must be one of the best, if not the best, Belgian lawyers in the shipping and transport sector. He is very knowledgeable, hands-on, responsive, and keeps on at it until the result is achieved. Highly recommended.

Unique knowledge of maritime law in Belgium, very responsive and particularly strong on the customs and litigation side.

The team led by André Kegels is very responsive and conscious of the very tight timelines and deadlines which are common in marine litigation

I find André Kegels to be totally in tune with what is required. His experience is hugely important in giving clients objective advice and key to being able to do exactly what is required.

André Kegels is outstanding in terms of legal and social skills. One simply loves to be in touch with him, professionally. He is an excellent ambassador for his home city of Antwerp and the whole of the country.

Interviewees also single out André Kegels for his thorough knowledge of trading matters.

André Kegels is well known among peers for his maritime expertise, and is highlighted for his depth of knowledge, having practised in this area for over 30 years

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