Experts in Customs & Excise Law

Customs Legal

Customs Legal is a boutique law firm, founded by Jurgen Gevers and Ward Lietaert.

We focus entirely on customs and excise law and their related legal areas.

We provide advice in this complex matter. In addition, we assist clients in disputes with the General Administration of Customs and Excise.

Offering added value through excellent quality and a personal and customer-oriented approach is important to us.

Customs Legal is an independent law firm with a broad network of contacts in most European countries.

For questions that are not related to our core activities we have a network of experts at our disposal which we gladly share with our clients.


  • Customs classification
  • Origin
  • Customs value
  • Binding information
  • Authorisations & simplifications
  • Export compliance
  • Voluntary disclosures
  • Post-clearance recovery
  • Repayment & remission
  • Administrative appeals
  • Fiscal & criminal proceedings
  • Fines & penalties
  • E-commerce
  • Excise duties

In a rapidly changing and highly regulated world, the prevention of disputes is particularly important. Customs Legal guarantees quick and accurate advice in this respect.

Disputes require a resolute approach. When possible, we provide negotiated solutions. If necessary, we litigate on your behalf.

Jurgen Gevers

Jurgen Gevers has been exclusively handling customs, excise and VAT cases for more than 20 years. He started his career with a tax law firm in Antwerp. He then gained experience with an international law firm in Brussels and subsequently the largest tax law firm in Belgium.

He is the author of several publications and regularly speaks on customs, excise and VAT issues at conferences and seminars. As an expert, he also teaches customs and excise law in the Tax & Accountancy Management course at the Karel de Grote Hogeschool in Antwerp.

T: +32 3 375 68 70

Ward Lietaert

After his studies, Ward immediately joined an international law firm. In 2019, he made the switch to the largest stand-alone tax law firm in Belgium.

Ward advises (international) clients in the field of customs, excise and VAT. Ward has a particular expertise in the area of dispute resolution in customs and excise matters and assists clients on a daily basis in both administrative and judicial proceedings. He also advises clients on customs and excise legislation.

T: +32 3 375 68 71


WEBINAR 10/02/2022 (and 08/02/2022) – UPDATE CASE LAW CUSTOMS & EXCISE 2021


On 10th February 2022, CUSTOMS LEGAL invites you to a free online webinar on the most important case law of 2021 in customs & excise matters. The webinar will be held on 8th February 2022 in Dutch (Dutch version).


Press release: “CUSTOMS LEGAL : legal assistance in customs and excise matters and related legal areas”


Opening for business on October 7, 2021, CUSTOMS LEGAL will provide clients with 360° legal assistance in the area of customs duties, excise duties and related taxes.


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Uitbreidingstraat 84
2600 Antwerpen

VAT: BE0769753101

T: +32 3 375 68 78