Background and education
Frank Burssens earned his Law Degree at the University of Ghent in 1990. In 1991, he earned an LL.M in International Business Law at the University of London (Queen Mary and Westfield College). In 1990, he was employed as a “foreign attorney” at MILBANK, TWEED, HADLEY & McCLOY in Washington DC and in 1991, as “Counsellor, European Law” at JACQUES AND LEWIS (currently EVERSHEDS) in London.
In 2006, he became a partner at Lawfort, and in 2007 he, together with several co-partners, founded Burssens & Partners Corporate Lawyers, which currently operates under the name Everest.
As a lawyer, Frank Burssens chiefly deals with cases concerning Property Law (legal assistance for the purchase and sale of land and buildings, share transactions in project partnerships, urban development and environmental issues) and Construction Law (public contracts and private construction law). He assists his clients in the field of contracts, legal proceedings and arbitration. He additionally has broad experience in the fields of General Commercial and Company Law.
In addition to his work as a lawyer, Frank Burssens is also a lecturer at SYNTRA Ghent (estate agent training) and is part of the Beroepscommissie Promotoren (VIZO).