Virginia, US

Wout is an Associate (Attorney at Law) in Fragomen’s Brussels office, where he is tasked with developing and leading the Private Client practice in Fragomen’s Brussels office. He assists private clients in finding avenues for migration and settlement in Belgium by leveraging his extensive experience in Belgian migration law, nationality law, international protection and strategic litigation before the Belgian courts.

Wout also leads the knowledge team for Benelux, working alongside the Partner and Directors of our Government Strategies group, both at a national and EU level. In addition, he forms part of the Belgian inbound corporate team, focusing on building relationships with major Belgian and global clients.

Prior to joining Fragomen, Wout worked at a boutique law firm, where he assisted clients with all aspects of migration to Belgium.

Wout speaks Dutch, French and English.

Education


Oxford Refugee Studies Center | Palestine Refugees and International Law Short Course, 2018
Université Saint-Louis | Master Complémentaire en Droits de l’Homme, 2016, magna cum laude
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven | Master of Laws, 2013, cum laude
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven | Bachelor of Laws, 2011

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: Antwerp, Brussels

Associate Member, European Network on Statelessness

Member of the General Assembly, Belgian League for Human Rights

Publications and Lectures

Contributor, “Single Permit Renewal Process: work rights assured.” ReLocate Magazine, March 2020.

Co-Author, “Belgium takes steps towards optimising the single permit process.” AMCHAM Belgium, March, 2020.

Contributor, “Statelessness Index Belgium.”March 2020.

Co-Author, “Het vreemdelingenrecht in 101 antwoorden.” Mortsel, Belgium, May 2019.

Contributor, “Statelessness in Belgium: a blurred landscape.” European Network on Statelessness, Web, 7 March 2019.

Speaker, “Vastelling van staatloosheid in België, een stand van zaken.” Vaststelling van Staatloosheid: internationale en Belgische perspectieven, Brussels, Belgium, 4 December 2018.

Speaker, “Vastelling van staatloosheid in België, een stand van zaken.” Vaststelling van Staatloosheid: Internationale en Belgische perspectieven, Brussels, Belgium, 14 December 2017.