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
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.