Mr. Hans Verhulst started his career as advocate in 1995 after having worked as an assistant and consequently Deputy judicial officer from 1990 to 1994. Earlier he had successfully obtained his law degree at the VUB university in Brussels (Master of Law) in 1989 and a Post graduate In Economic law in 1994. He has been awarded with the APR price for best academic paper during the academic year 1993-94. As of 1995 he started working as a lawyer in Brussels and passed his bar exam at the Brussel Bar Association that same year. After a few years of general practice Mr. Hans Verhulst started focussing on international debt collection cases in 1998. In 2005 Mr. Hans Verhulst created and registered the name ORTUZ to conduct its activities as advocate or attorney-at-law.