Marc Baetens-Spetschinsky

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Marc Baetens-Spetschinsky’s practice focuses on consultation and dispute resolution, including mediation, in the areas of judicial law, transport law (in particular aviation law), public law (in particular constitutional law, general administrative law and the performance of public contracts) and liability and insurance law.

Marc's fields of specialization

He advises and intervenes in the following areas:

national judicial law (in particular penalties and seizures) as well as European or international judicial law

air transportation law

constitutional law, general administrative law and law on the performance of public contracts

civil liability law, including the liability of public authorities, and insurance law

Among other things, he has acquired significant expertise in matters relating to the Justice and Air Transport sectors.

Marc is therefore frequently consulted by colleagues on judicial law matters for advice or to assist them in proceedings.

He also benefits from a solid experience in the field of litigation concerning noise pollution related to air transport, both before the courts and tribunals of the judicial order and before the Council of State. He also has experience in litigation, both individual and class action, relating to passenger’s rights.

Through his more than ten years’ involvement in litigation related to Brussels National Airport, he has developed a knowledge of the aviation sector and its various players, in particular the relationship between the public authority and the air traffic controller and the management of traffic by the air traffic controller.

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

In addition to his work as an advocate, Marc has had an academic career for many years. He has been an assistant in Constitutional Law (UCL), Administrative Law (ULB) and Introduction to Law (ULB), and since 2010 he has been a member of the Judicial Law Unit of the Université Libre de Bruxelles as an assistant lecturer for the Civil Litigation Law course.

He regularly gives lectures and is the author of numerous articles and books on judicial law, public law and transport law. He is also co-author of books on civil litigation law.

He is also a member of the Judicial Law Commission of the Journal des Juges de paix (JJP).

“Vocation is the happiness of having
his passion as a profession”
Stendhal

Experience

2002

Student exchange program at the University of Ottawa

2002


Law degree, Catholic University of Louvain, great distinction
2002

2003

Diploma of specialised studies in Fiscaal recht, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
2003


Trainee, then junior associate and then senior associate (Stibbe)
2003-2018

2005

Georges Boels pleading prize awarded in 2005 by the Young Bar Conference of Brussels.
2005

2011

Certificate of successful completion of the examination organised by the Bar Association at the Court of Cassation (Supreme Court)
2011

2018

Senior Associate (Simont Braun)
2018-2019

2018

Certificate of successful completion of training in mediation in civil and commercial matters, and accreditation.
2018-2019

2019

Certificate of Completion of the Summer Programme in Legal English, Contract Drafting and Arbitration organised by the British Legal Center (BLC) in Dublin
2019

2020

Counsel (LMBD)
2020