Govert works as a practitioner and academic in the field of international dispute settlement. Specifically, his research examines procedural aspects of the ICSID arbitration process and the notion of 'investment'. He has published in the field, spoken at international conferences, and been quoted in Global Arbitration Review, a leading publication. In 2011, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at Cambridge University. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Belgian Young Arbitration Practitioners Society, cepani40, and is a guest lecturer on investment arbitration at the University of Leuven, Belgium.