Guy Huyghe
Guy Huyghe
Guy Huyghe

Guy Huyghe


Licentiate in Law – KU Leuven (1973)

Practicing as a lawyer since 1973 

Lawyer with HBSV since 1998 (its founding)

Specialist fields

Maritime and transport law and port-related matters

Private international law (PIL)


Arbitrator (in maritime and transport insurance cases)

Deputy Justice with the Antwerp Court of Appeal since 1998 

Memberships / seminars

Speaker at congresses in Belgium and abroad on maritime matters and issues faced in ports

Chairperson of ICCML (International Conferences on Chinese Maritime Law) sessions, the last conference being held in Shanghai, China in 2018

Lecturer (trade, maritime and transport law) for lawyers preparing for their professional examinations

Lecturer at APEC (the Antwerp/Flanders Port Training Centre)

Provides magistrate training for maritime and transport law

Former deputy chairperson of the BVZ (the Belgian Maritime Law Association) and member of workgroups dealing with the "Reforming maritime law" project

Chairperson of the Friends of the National Maritime Museum non-profit

Former chairperson of the Antwerp Maritime Circle

Vice-president of the BCECC (Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce) 


A range of publications and academic contributions, including the following recent ones:

Tijdschrift Vervoer & Recht, dealing with the right of retention in transportation, no. 2 – April 2011

“The right of retention with respect to shipping agents”, Institute for the Judicial Training of Magistrates (IGO), 2012

Tijdschrift voor Privaatrecht, 2013 - 3: Overview of transport law case law, 1976 - 2012: "The cargo handling agreement"