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Gert Geerts

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In 1987, Gert Geerts was awarded a graduate degree in insurance by the Provinciale Hogeschool in Gent and in 1992 he graduated from our alma mater, the Catholic University of Leuven, with a licentiate in law.

Armed with his knowledge and qualifications, that same year Gert began his internship at GSJ advocaten. From the very outset of his career he decided to focus on liability law and insurance law and later on also on criminal law. Within these particular legal fields, for more than 20 years he has on a day-to-day basis given government agencies, companies and private clients expert assistance with a wide range of cases.

In spite of his busy schedule, Gert has found time to continue his academic training. As he is particularly interested in personal injury cases, he completed a postgraduate course entitled "The assessment of personal injury" at the Catholic University of Leuven in 1995. In 2007, at the same university he followed a postgraduate course entitled "Multidisciplinary forensic analysis".

Gert is a dedicated teacher who takes pride in his work. In this capacity, he has for quite some time been training students at Syntra in the "Miscellaneous" branch of study in the second year of the course for insurance intermediaries. In addition, for many years he has also been a guest lecturer in legal practice at the Karel de Grote Hogeschool. Also, for Vekmo he introduces undergraduate safety coordinators (level B) to the somewhat bewildering field of liability law in the construction sector. Finally, as a member of the steering committee he is proud to have helped establish the renowned chairs of "Health Law and Health Ethics" (AHLEC) and "Liability and Insurance Law" (ALLIC), both of which are in the University of Antwerp.

Gert is a regular guest speaker at seminars organised by Escala and Confocus, among others.

As a loyal and dedicated member of the board of the Kempische Verzekeringskring and a member not only of the Antwerpse Kring van het Verzekeringswezen but also of the Verzekeringsjuristen group (Insurance Lawyers), Gert is a trusted figure in the insurance world.

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