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Bert Gevers

Bert Gevers

Loyens & LoeffAvenue de Tervueren, 2 BrusselsBelgiumB - 1040

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

WWL says

Bert Gevers is a “go-to for Belgium work” according to sources who note he is “very much on top of things - he’s excellent on export control, customs and sanctions work”.

Biography

Bert Gevers is a partner at Loyens & Loeff Brussels and heads the firm’s international trade practice. He advises his clients on all matters related to international and domestic exchange of goods and services. He has a particular focus on export controls and economic sanctions, but also deals with foreign investment controls, customs regulations, indirect taxes and anti-corruption. Many of his clients are in the high-tech and innovation industries, including the e-commerce, and the aerospace and defence sectors.

Bert assists his clients by drafting compliance programmes and giving training courses, as well as by performing internal scans and audits. He represents clients before the authorities and courts as well as before the European Commission, its advisory committees and the Court of Justice of the European Union. He has significant experience in counselling clients involved in (criminal) investigations related to their international trade activities.

Bert is the co-founder and scientific coordinator of the blog www.worldtradecontrols.com; the coordinator of the annual International Chamber of Commerce seminars on EU and US trade controls; and a regular speaker at international conferences. He is the co-founder of the Association of Trade + Investment Controls and Compliance Attorneys (AT+ICA EU) and the Global Legal Customs Association (GLCA), and a member of the ABA steering committee of export controls and economic sanctions.

Bert has been a member of the board of ICC Belgium since 2019. He was called to the Brussels Bar in 2000 after studying law at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He practises in Dutch, French and English.

Trade & Customs 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Peers highlight Bert Gevers as "the best there is - he's a top sanctions/trade practitioner in Belgium". He is considered  "the first port of call for European issues" and also possesses "prolific US sanctions knowledge".

Biography

Bert Gevers is a partner at Loyens & Loeff Brussels and heads the firm’s international trade practice. He advises his clients on all matters related to international and domestic exchange of goods and services. He has a particular focus on export controls and economic sanctions, but also deals with foreign investment controls, customs regulations, indirect taxes and anti-corruption. Many of his clients are in the high-tech and innovation industries, including the e-commerce, and the aerospace and defence sectors.

Bert assists his clients by drafting compliance programmes and giving training courses, as well as by performing internal scans and audits. He represents clients before the authorities and courts as well as before the European Commission, its advisory committees and the Court of Justice of the European Union. He has significant experience in counselling clients involved in (criminal) investigations related to their international trade activities.

Bert is the co-founder and scientific coordinator of the blog www.worldtradecontrols.com; the coordinator of the annual International Chamber of Commerce seminars on EU and US trade controls; and a regular speaker at international conferences. He is the co-founder of the Association of Trade + Investment Controls and Compliance Attorneys (AT+ICA EU) and the Global Legal Customs Association (GLCA), and a member of the ABA steering committee of export controls and economic sanctions.

Bert has been a member of the board of ICC Belgium since 2019. He was called to the Brussels Bar in 2000 after studying law at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He practises in Dutch, French and English.

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