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Peter Marcon graduated from the K.U. Leuven in 1986. That same year, he embarked on his traineeship at the Antwerp bar. In 1987, he obtained a special Master’s Degree in Maritime Science from the University of Antwerp. In 1990, having earned a British Council scholarship, he studied at King’s College in London as part of the European Young Lawyer’s Scheme.  In London, he served ad hoc traineeships with an international maritime solicitor’s practice and with a Barristers’ Chambers. In 1991, he enrolled in the Maritime Law Short Course (University of Southampton).

He is a co-founding partner of Marcon & Rubens (1996).

From 1993 to 1998, he served as Chairman of the UNIVERSHA (University and Port) maritime association.  From 2008 to 2017 he also served on the General Council of the Belgian Association for Maritime Law.

In the 1990s, he lectured in labour law, social regulations of road transport, commercial law and CMR as part of the Professional Proficiency in Road Haulage study programme, organised by the Institute for Road Transport (IRT). From 2000 to 2013, he taught English maritime law at the Law Faculty of Lille, France, as part of the subsequent Master study programme Droit de la Mer et des Activités Maritimes.


International trade and logistics
Maritime, transport and insurance law
Company law
Social and labour law




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