Mr Bert Luyten > Laurius > Antwerp, Belgium > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Dispute Resolution


Bert Luyten is co-founder of Laurius. With more than 25 years’ experience, he provides legal support to companies and investors in complex contractual, company and financial disputes. Belgian case or international top dossier: Bert goes beyond expectations and is a specialist in dispute resolution and litigation before courts and arbitral tribunals.

Together with Dirk Wellens, Bert created Laurius as a reference firm in the field of corporate law, M&A, private equity, real estate and corporate and financial litigation. His client-oriented focus and constant search for excellence set the office standards exceedingly high. Bert translates his years of experience and know-how into complete, concrete conclusions. Strategically underpinned, instantly applicable in day-to-day practice.


Since his start at the Antwerp Bar in 1996, Bert has guided companies, shareholders and directors through disputes in various sectors such as banking and energy, IT, construction and industry. In cases concerning shareholder disputes, complex financial liability and fraud, Bert is internationally acknowledged for his extensive know-how and decisive approach to the case. He founded Laurius in 2006 together with Dirk Wellens.


Dutch, French & English


Bert holds a master’s degree in Law (Antwerp) and a DES in Economic Law (ULB). He has done a special course in Energy Law (IMER) and is a member of CEPANI, the Belgian arbitration body.

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Dispute resolution

Laurius‘ ‘skilful and dedicated‘ disputes practice is a key port of call for a host of domestic and international clients from the worlds of financial services, private equity, transport, real estate, agriculture, and telecoms. Practice co-chair Bert Luyten is praised for his ‘impressive cross-border disputes practice‘ – notably in transatlantic matters – while fellow co-chair Karen Vermaere‘s ‘sharp-minded’ approach sees her handling a range of litigations and mediations, including a number of public procurement proceedings. Associate Zeno Vanregemorter is recommended for his experience in company law disputes. All named lawyers are based in Antwerp.