Our Team

Lawyers

Ralf Micholt

Ralf Micholt, former President of the Bar, began his career in 1970. Consequently, he has over forty-six years of experience as a lawyer. In addition to his wide-ranging legal knowledge, his many years in practice have seen him specialise in property law, public and private construction law, expropriation law and tenancy law, etc.

Education

Doctor of Laws (magnum cum laude) at the University of Ghent (1970)

Bar

Member of the Bruges Bar since 1970

He has fulfilled the following functions at the Bar:
Secretary of the Junior Bar Association,
Member of the Arbitration Commission,
Teacher for Professional Training,
Member of the Bar Council,
Vice-President of the Bar,
President of the Bar,
Director of the Flemish Bar Association (OVB),
Official Receiver and Temporary Administrator.

Magistracy

Honorary Deputy Justice of the Peace

Miscellaneous

Former chairman of the Dutch-language Executive Board of the Professional Institute of Accounting Professionals and Tax Experts (BIBF)

Former lecturer at the School of Administrative Law of West Flanders (SBR)

Honours

Knight in the Order of the Crown
Officer in the Order of Leopold

 Social activities

Former member, chairman of Bruges and councillor-secretary of the Order of the Prince
Former member of the Lions Club

Sylvie Micholt

Sylvie Micholt began her career as a trainee lawyer at the Brussels Bar before moving back to her hometown of Bruges.

She possesses a wide range of international experience which has imbued her with a profound sensitivity towards cultural differences. Through her commitment to ‘ordinary’ hard-working people, Micholt has emerged as a passionate expert in human rights, as well as immigration law, international law, family law, civil law and criminal law. She also works as a certified mediator in civil and commercial affairs.

Sylvie Micholt is an active voice in the public debate on the issues surrounding migration and commerce. Her comprehensive knowledge means that she is regularly invited to give presentations and lectures.

She is the proud mother of two daughters, Nikita and Evita.

Education

Master of Law with Honours at the Catholic University of Leuven (KULAK) in 2001, including one year at the National University of Ireland in Galway (1999-2000)

Master in International Business at the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce, Grenoble, France (2002-2003)

Bar

Member of the Brussels Bar from 1 October 2003 until May 2004
Member of the Bruges Bar since 2004
Member of the Flemish Bar Association’s (OVB) Committee on Immigration Law, 2006-present

Social activities

Member of the Schoolboard ‘Vrij Onderwijs Blankenberge – Wenduine’ (2017- present)
Active member of the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Bruges (2010 – present)
JCI trainer in ‘debating skills’ for the JCI Training Institute Flanders (2016 – present)
Communications manager for the board of directors of the JCI Belgium (2015)
President of the JCI in Bruges (2014-2015)

Ine Lecompte

Ine Lecompte went to Law School at the University of Ghent. In July 2018 she obtained her master. Throughout her studies she developed a great interest for international law and human rights law. These interests, among other things, led her to her thesis conducting research about the issue of race of African-Americans in the case law of the United States Supreme Court.
Ine Lecompte mainly focuses on Foreigners Law.

Education: Master of laws (cum laude) at the University of Ghent (2018).
Bar: Member of the bar of West-Vlaanderen since October 2018.