Books and studies

Books

  • The EU Seaports Regulation. A commentary on Regulation (EU) 2017/352 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 February 2017 establishing a framework for the provision of port services and common rules on the financial transparency of ports, Antwerp, Portius Publishing, 2019, 1307 pages (a comprehensive manual on the aforementioned EU Regulation)
  • Eerste hulp bij concessies (‘First Aid on Concessions’), in the series Praktijkboeken overheidsopdrachten (‘Practical Manuals on Public Procurement’), Bruges, Vanden Broele, 2014, 270 pages (a thorough, practical manual of the law of concession contracts)
  • 50 Years of the European Tugowners Association. From London club to Brussels lobby, Antwerp, Pandora, 2013, 195 pages
  • Places of Refuge. International Law and the CMI Draft Convention, London, Lloyd’s List, 2010, lvii + 465 pages (a comprehensive analysis of international and EU law on the accommodation of ships in distress in ports and other places of refuge)
  • The law ends where the port area begins, Antwerp/Apeldoorn, Maklu, 2010, 64 pages (inaugural lecture at the launch of Portius – International and EU Port Law Centre)
  • The Impact of EU Environmental Law on Ports and Waterways, Antwerp/Apeldoorn, Maklu, 2006, 317 pages
  • Beginselen van havenbestuursrecht. Onderzoek naar de grondslagen en de draagwijdte van de havenbestuurlijke autonomie (‘Principles of Port Management Law. Analysis of the Foundations and Scope of Port Management Autonomy’), Bruges, Die Keure, 1995, 546 pages (commercial edition of Ph.D thesis on port management law)

Major published studies

  • Port Labour in the EU. Labour Market, Qualifications & Training. Health & Safety, 2 vols., Ghent, Portius, 2013, 1101 + 328 pages (a comprehensive study, commissioned by the European Commission, Brussels, of the international, EU and national policy and legal aspects of port labour in the EU, focusing of labour market organisation, training and health and safety. The study was part of the European Commission’s preparation of its 2013 port policy proposals and influenced the Commission’s policy, the case law, other studies and national policies)
  • Port Labour in the EU. Labour Market, Qualifications & Training. Health & Safety, 2 vols., Ghent, Portius, 2014, 317 + 1131 pages (an update of the 2013 study, taking into account, inter alia, the accession to the EU of Croatia)

Edited or co-edited volumes

  • Free on Board. Liber Amicorum Marc A. Huybrechts, Antwerp/Cambridge, Intersentia, 2011, 766 pages (as Co-Editor)
  • European Seaports Law. EU Law of Ports and Port Services and the Ports Package, Antwerp/Apeldoorn, Maklu, 2003, 537 pages (as Editor)
  • English and Continental Maritime Law. After 115 Years of Maritime Law Unification: a Search for Differences between Common Law and Civil Law, Antwerp/Apeldoorn, Maklu, 2003, 173 pages (as Editor)
  • Port competitiveness. An economic and legal analysis of the factors determining the competitiveness of seaports, Antwerp, De Boeck, 2002, 155 pages (as Co-Editor)
  • Marine Insurance at the turn of the Millennium, vol. II, Antwerp/Groningen/Oxford, 2000, Intersentia, 259 pages (as Co-Editor)
  • Marine Insurance at the turn of the Millennium, vol. I, Antwerp/Groningen/Oxford, 1999, 432 pages (as Co-Editor)