Who we are
Out of his interest for international trade and logistics as a whole, Filip MELIS, after finishing his law degree with extra diplomas in transport law and notary exchanged Antwerp for West Flanders and commenced his internship at the bar of Bruges.
From the beginning he was concentrating on company law with a strong emphasis on transport related matters (logistic intermediaries in international trade, different modes of transport, insurance law,…), contract law (drafting legal documents and general conditions, contractual litigation) and insolvency issues.
Over the course of his career and in the interest of international cooperation, he established close and personal contacts with different foreign correspondents.
As well as attending multiple conferences concerning transport law in all its facets both in Belgium and abroad, he himself taught several courses on this topic.
Since 1997 he is accepted as official receiver at the Commercial Court of Ghent, department Bruges and he specializes in resolving issues concerning companies in difficulties.
Her interest in international law and in particular maritime and transport law led Emma TAMSIN to finish her law degree at the University of Ghent with a semester abroad, at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and to complement her training back in Ghent with a Master in Maritime Sciences.
While obtaining this master, she already commenced her internship at the bar of Bruges, where she immediately focused on all facets of transport law (settlement of cargo claims, insurance issues, social fraud regulations, ship seizure,…).
Out of personal interest in port logistics, she broadened her knowledge with a course on port management.
Today she is active in all company and transport related legal disciplines.
Originating from Ostend, and having a granddad who worked for the former Belgian state-owned ferry service RMT, it was difficult for Laurent SAMYN not to get interested in maritime affairs and transport in particular.
Once he had obtained his law degree he combined his first years at the bar of Ghent with an additional Master in Maritime Sciences and a course on port management.
After gaining some general experience in the practice of law, he is currently specializing in company law in its broadest sense (from billing to bankruptcy) and naturally, in transport law.
In 2015 he was accepted as official receiver at the Commercial Court of Ghent, department Bruges.
Out of a vast conviction that only a team feeling comfortable in the way it functions can lead to pleased clients, we decided to analyze and rethink our proper way of cooperation.
Starting from the assumption that the relationship we want to establish with our customers does not differ that much from our internal collaboration.
This genuine conviction makes us willing to share our passion and dedication to our profession and to convert this into a long-term relationship.
Our goal is to achieve a strong alliance based on mutual recognition, which maintains a fundamental respect for everyone’s autonomy and uniqueness and which is strengthened by a high degree of thorough specialization by everyone in his or her domain.
Because all progress is the result of different interacting and positive forces, it is not surprising that we explicitely adopted the summation symbol as our logo, as a dynamic symbol for this almost infinite possibility of accumulation of energy.
Filip, Emma & Laurent
Telephone number: +32 (0) 50 964 964
Fax number: + 32 (0) 50 961 962