ATTORNEY AT LAW AT THE BAR OF BRUSSELS
“Economics is too important just to be left up to the economists.”
Jean-Marc Goossens was born in Brussels in 1963.
His father, Albert Borschette, considered as one of the founding fathers of the European Union, Ambassador of Luxembourg in Belgium, ended his career as European Competition Commissioner.
Mr Goossens studied at the ‘European School of Brussels’ where he learnt to speak German, Dutch and English.
After graduating as a ‘Master of Laws’ at the ‘Université Libre de Bruxelles’ and at the ‘Université Catholique de Louvain-La-Neuve’, Mr Goossens became a member of the Bar of Brussels in 1988 and has been ever since.
He started his career as trainee and co-worker of attorney Armand de Decker, Honorary President of the Belgian Senate and Minister of State.
From the very beginning of his career as a barrister, Mr Goossens pleaded in lawsuits which are among the most famous of the present-day history of Belgium, such as the case Binet regarding international espionage or the case of the terrorists of the Cellules Communistes Combattantes.
Mr Goossens also was the legal and financial adviser of famous sportsmen from the world of golf, tennis and Formula 1, whom he accompanied all over the world.
Later on Mr Goossens put his experience as a financial and legal expert to use for the benefit of Non-Governmental Organizations for Nature Conservation for which he worked voluntarily in Southeast Asia for several years. He lived in a tribe in Papua New Guinea for three months.
As creator of the international fiscal and legal newsletter “Business & Fisc”, Mr Goossens published numerous articles and studies on international financial and fiscal subjects in the first ever Belgian financial newspaper in French, “l’ Echo de la Bourse”. Numerous articles and studies by Mr Jean-Marc Goossens are authorative on the subject. The business lawyer is frequently quoted in both the Belgian and the international press.
Mr Goossens has gained quite some exceptional experience in the course of his career and has managed to build up a network of international contacts as well in the political, the legal, the economic and the financial world.
It is thanks to the combination of those fields of competence that attorney Goossens can provide his clients with the most complete, most reliable and most independent legal and financial advice possible.
Specializing in Blockchain technologies, Artificial Intelligence and cryptocurrencies, international investment, mediation, real estate, criminal law, corporate law.
CURRICULUM VITAE – ATTORNEY GAËL BOVEN
Gael Boven is originally from Brussels, Belgium. His life crenel was forged after experiencing the 1994 Rwandan genocide (one million deaths): “resilience, diversity and respect for others are the engines of our humanity and the cement of our society.”
At the dawn of his twenties, Gaël Boven obtained a baccalaureate in mathematics and applied science (mention magna cum laude), then, he began his professional career as a private teacher with specialization in methodology of work, mathematics, physics, chemistry, French and law ; for more than ten years, he will help a hundred children and young adults from different social backgrounds to develop themselves through proven techniques of concentration, dialectic, logic and understanding, with efficiency as corner stone.
In parallel of his teaching role, Gael Boven obtained a Master’s degree in law (LLM, mention cum laude) from UCL and embraced challenges and responsibilities in different fields and projects, including the position of * young Senator in the Senate of Belgium (awardee “Best Senator”, 2015 edition), *member of the board of directors of the Shobukan Circle (140 members), * co-founder, treasurer and lobbyist of the UCL delegation at the SPECQUE (world’s largest parliamentary simulation) in Montreal, Canada, * the King Prosecutor’s trainee at the Charleroi public ministry, and *Growing Real Estate’ prospection responsible, *Co-founder of the startup MNL Property Solutions in Manila, Philippines.
Since 2019, Gael Boven practices as a lawyer specializing in Blockchain technologies, Artificial Intelligence and cryptocurrencies (advices, negotiations, legal proceedings, investment, ICO, IEO, STO, listing, raising funds, smart contracts, …) as well as in international investment, mediation, real estate, criminal law, corporate law (bankruptcies, administrations and liquidations).
In August 2020, together with his partner Attorney Jean-Marc GOOSSENS, he co-founded the international platform “4Blockchainers.com», a forum dedicated to the fields of Blockchain, DeFi and Artificial Intelligence and in 2021 they co-founded the cryptocurrency Art Can Die Coin.
So to speak, Attorney Gael Boven is endowed with a great capacity for analysis and reasoning continually stimulated by his thirst for new knowledge. In his esteem, optimal efficiency is achieved when the professional relationship is built and nourished by the symbiosis born of the values of respect, determination, precision, anticipation, excellence and passion.
On the margins of all this, for almost 15 years, Gael Boven has been an athlete practicing at the highest level of Belgian athletics (besides numerous prizes and medals in sprint and long jump, it gave him the taste for perseverance and winning). Currently, he practices meditation and aikido, Japanese art-martial based on the utilization of the strength of the opponent as the basis of attack.
Finally, Gael Boven is an adventurer, fervent of adrenaline, who has discovered the world through exceptional journeys. For example, on a trip to the Philippines, he spent a week with natives in a secluded mountain village and also swam with whale sharks in Oslob.
“It was a pleasure of working with Attorney Goossens for the past 8 years. During this time, we worked together on multiple projects. He has a very impressive background, is proactive and is internationally very well connected.”
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