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Joris Geens


Joris Geens (born on 3 May 1985) has been a lawyer since 2008. He joined GSJ advocaten in 2009. He has become particularly specialised in administrative law and, more specifically, in general administrative law, environmental management law, public procurement negotiations and contracts, eminent domain property law, expropriations and road law. Versatility being the name of the game, Joris has focused his energies not only on judicial proceedings (courts and tribunals, the Council of State, the Council for Permit Disputes, etc.), but also on the challenging work of advising and assisting private clients, companies and public authorities.

Until 2016, Joris worked at the Catholic University of Leuven, where he held various teaching posts as an assistant lecturer in the Public Law department within the institutes for Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Energy Law and Judicial Law. At the same time, he taught a course at the University of Hasselt.

In addition, Joris Geens has been invited to give talks at numerous seminars and has published a number of articles and academic papers. He is a member of the Vlaamse Vereniging voor Ruimte en Planning (VRP - Flemish Association for Spatial Management) and the Centrum voor Recht, Onteigening en Waardering (CROW - Centre for Law, Expropriation and Valuation) and he is on the editorial board of the "Public Law Collection" of the publishing house Vanden Broele. In addition, he is a substitute member of the Brussels-Capital Region’s Commission for access to administrative documents.

Lastly, Joris has acquired a wealth of management experience in his current post as alderman of the municipality of Zandhoven and as the director of a company.



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