Partner

Joris Van Cauter

 

Joris Van Cauter graduated in 1998 from Ghent University where he obtained his degree in moral sciences.  

 

In 2002 he obtained his law degree, also from Ghent University.  

 

In 2002 Joris Van Cauter started working as a lawyer under the supervision of mr. Filip D'Hont at the Bar in Gent.  

 

From the 1ste of september 2003 to 1ste of september 2011, he worked at Rieder & Verdonck, where he became a partner on the 1st of September 2008 (Rieder, Verdonck & Van Cauter).

 

On september 1, 2011, he established his own law firm.  

 

Joris Van Cauter is active in all fields of criminal law. He often deals with media-sensitive cases and is known for his technical and scientifical legal approach.

 

Joris Van Cauter is certified to conduct procedures before the Court of Cassation.


He is also a publicist for De Standaard and for De Morgen.

 

Senior Associate

Karel De Meester

Karel De Meester obtained a master's degree in law from KU Leuven in 2005.  

 

In 2006 he graduated from the EIUC Venice and Maastricht University as a Masters in Human Rights and Democratization.   

 

Karel De Meester obtained a Ph.D in law from the University of Amsterdam in 2015 on 'The investigation phase in International Criminal Procedure' (Intersentia, 2015).

 

Between 2011 and 2015, he worked as an assistant at KU Leuven and Hasselt University.   

 

Karel De Meester has been working at Van Cauter Advocaten since october 2014, where he started his internship as a lawyer under the supervision mr. Joris Van Cauter.  

 

In october 2017, Karel De Meester was admitted to the tableau of the Bar in Ghent.   

 

Karel De Meester is certified to conduct procedures before the Court of Cassation.

 

He is the author of numerous academic publications.

 

Junior Associate

Charlotte Kerckhofs

Charlotte Kerckhofs obtained her master’s degree in law with great destinction from the KU Leuven in 2017.   

 

In 2018 she obtained an additional master specialised in international law from the Université Libre de Bruxelles.  

 

Charlotte Kerckhofs has been working at Van Cauter Advocaten since September 2018, when she started her internship as a lawyer under the supervision of mr. Joris Van Cauter.   

 

Since september 2017 Charlotte Kerckhofs is a teaching assistant at the Institute for Criminal Law of the KU Leuven.

Administrative worker

Christelle Verbelen

Secretariat and office management

Administrative worker

Gozel Demir

Secretariat and accountancy

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