Hugo Keulers | Partner
Hugo is a partner in the Commercial & Litigation practice and together with Sandra Lodewijckx also the Head of the firm's well-known and prestigious Insurance & Reinsurance team.
He has a wide practice over more than 20 years in commercial law advice and commercial litigation. He has extensive experience in commercial disputes, contract termination claims, corporate litigation and is particularly well-known for reinsurance and insurance litigation. As he often represents international clients, he is very well aware of the cultural and legal differences in commercial contracts between Belgian and non-Belgian companies.
He is one of the few Belgian lawyers with experience in handling complex reinsurance and insurance disputes before the Belgian courts and arbitration panels in all lines of insurance. He is the trusted advisor of a large number of international and Belgian reinsurers and insurers, brokers and specialised foreign law firms.
Hugo is also visiting Professor at the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) where he teaches International Trade as part of the Banaba Advanced Business Management International Law Program. He is a member of the Steering Group of ALLIC (Antwerp Liability Law and Insurance Chair) of the University of Antwerp, which Lydian co-sponsors.
Hugo is recommended in Chambers Global, Legal 500 and Who's Who Legal. He is also nominated as Belgian leading Reinsurance and Insurance lawyer by Euromoney's Expert Guides on Reinsurance and Insurance 2016.
Hugo graduated with a law degree from the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) in 1991. In 1995, he obtained a degree in insurance science from the IPO Management School of the University of Antwerp (UIA). In 2002 he completed a postgraduate course in financial management at the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL). Hugo was admitted to the Brussels bar in 1991 and is now a member of both the Brussels Bar and the Hasselt Bar, admitted to plead cases before all Belgian courts.