Vincent practises commercial- and transport law in the widest sense, though with a particular emphasis on maritime law, inland shipping law, ship finance and arrest proceedings. In the past years Vincent handled a.o. numerous high profile collisions, salvages, personal injury claims, charter party disputes, forced ship sales and all arrest matters in general. Vincent is also closely involved in the ship finance operations of leading Belgian and foreign ship owners as well as their financial institutions.
After training in another Antwerp based maritime law firm and several secondments at respectively Holman Fenwick Willan, Ince & Co and the West of England P&I Club Vincent joined Fransen Luyten in 2004. He was made a partner in 2011.
In June 2019 Vincent was elected as President of the Belgian Maritime Law Association (BMLA). Before that he has fulfilled several mandates within the Belgian Maritime Law Association as member of the General Council (2011-2015), the Board of Directors (2015-2019) and also as President of the Belgian Young Maritime Lawyers Association (2013 - 2015).
Legal500 and Chambers & Partners refer to Vincent as a so-called “leading individual” for the Belgian shipping law market and clients describe him as ‘very clear, concise and commercial in his approach’
He pleads in Dutch, French and English and reads German.