Virginia, US

Dirk heads Fragomen's Zurich office and operations, and has been key to Fragomen's European presence. In his role within the Zurich office, Dirk assists Swiss and multinational clients with all aspects of their immigration needs.

Dirk previously headed the firm’s Benelux practice, which deals with immigration into Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg. Prior to joining Fragomen, Dirk was employed by one of the leading business law firms in Belgium. He was also previously a junior partner to one of Belgium's top immigration law firms.

Dirk speaks English, Dutch, French and German.


Catholic University of Leuven | Law Degree, 1998

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: Brussels

Member, University of Leuven's Centre for a Common Law of Europe

President, International Young Lawyers Association/Association des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA)

Former Secretary General, International Young Lawyers Association/Association des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA)

Former National Representative, Belgium for the International Young Lawyers Association (AIJA) (2006-2008)

Former Member, University of Leuven’s Institute for Migration Law and Legal Anthropology (1998-2006)

Former Assistant, Institute for International and Foreign Law at the Law Faculty of the University of Leuven (1998-2002)

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Publications and Lectures

Lecturer, Law Faculty of the University of Leuven.

Editorial staff-member of the immigration law review Tijdschrift voor Vreemdelingenrecht (Die Keure) and the 'Administratieve Wegwijzer voor Vreemdelingen, Vluchtelingen en Migranten' (Kluwer).

Authored several academic articles related to migration law, international social law, international private law and nationality law.