Marc Van Looveren KC > ASTREA BV CVBA > Antwerp, Belgium > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Commercial & Distribution, Transport & Logistics, Insolvency, Insurance law


Marc Van Looveren is a partner at Astrea, specializing in liability and dispute resolution. He has extensive experience in advising on complex international disputes often involving liability insurance. In addition, he assists clients in general commercial disputes and judicial investigations, including arrest warrants and injunctions for the cessation of infringements.

As head of the transport and logistics team, case law regarding collisions at sea, cargo claims, ship and bunker arrests, interim junction proceedings and disputes with charter parties is nothing less than day to day business. He also assists clients with drafting logistics service agreements.

Within Astrea’s highly regarded Transport & Logistics department, Marc is known as a partner who dares to take calculated risks. He is also a member of the Antwerp Bar, the International Bar Association (IBA), the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) and the Belgian Association of Shipping Lawyers.


(2006 – present) Astrea – Partner
(2002 – 2006) Lawfort – Associate
(1995 – 2002) Dieryck, Van Looveren & Co – Associate


Dutch, English, German and French.


Marc Van Looveren is a member of IBA (International Bar Association), AIJA (International Association of Young Lawyers) and BVZ (Belgische Vereniging van Zeerecht).


University of Leuven (1993) – Master of Laws

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Industry focus: Transport

(Leading individuals)

Marc Van LooverenASTREA BV CVBA

ASTREA BV CVBA enjoys a stellar reputation on account of its strength in the maritime, road, and logistics sectors, representing an array of major Belgian and international shippers, shipping agents, stevedores, and public bodies in various high-profile disputes and advisory mandates. The group is particularly noted for its broad German-language capabilities, and wide-ranging expertise in shipping and logistics matters. Practice head Marc Van Looveren is widely praised by clients for his ‘outstanding‘ expertise in maritime and arrest-related matters, representing domestic and international companies in high-stakes proceedings regarding at-sea collisions, cargo claims, and charter party disputes. Ruud De Houwer‘s broad maritime and transport focus encompasses salvage efforts, wreck removal, vessel arrest, and carrier’s liability claims. All named lawyers are based in Antwerp.

Belgium > Dispute resolution

(Firms to watch)

Led by Marc Van Looveren and Olivier Van Fraeyenhoven, the Antwerp-based ASTREA BV CVBA is highly experienced in a range of domestic and multi-jurisdictional disputes, most notably in the transport and logistics sectors.