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Managing Partner: Marco Schoups
Number of partners: 12
Number of lawyers: 57
Languages: Dutch, French, English

Firm Overview:
Founded in 1950, Schoups has continually grown sustainably through uncompromising quality and dedication. The firm has offices in Brussels and Antwerp and offers customised legal services to clients in the business world as an independent Belgian law firm. Its teams of specialists cover the main legal areas that are important for companies, with a strong focus on business law and on construction and real estate law. The lawyers at Schoups are knowledgeable, hands-on, pragmatic and solution-oriented. Schoups is known for its determined pursuit of the best solution, achieved through an attitude for creative and customised thinking.

Main Areas of Practice:
Construction & Real Estate Law:

4 partners
As a leading player on the Belgian market in this field, Schoups has a vast knowledge and experience in assisting clients in all aspects of construction law, propertyrelated transactions and project development, both in an advisory role as in litigious matters. The team also frequently deals with international construction contracts, including FIDIC and NEC.
Contact: Marco Schoups, Siegfried Busscher, Els Op de Beeck
Email: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Public Procurement Law & PPP:
3 partners
Schoups assists clients in relation to PPP agreements (public private partnership) and public procurement contracts for works, supplies or services. It is a major player in these fields, with a particular deep expertise regarding complex public infrastructure works.
Contact: Kris Lemmens, Maarten Somers
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Corporate & Commercial Law:
4 partners
Schoups provides high quality legal assistance on all aspects of corporate and commercial law, with a particular focus on corporate and M&A/private equity, corporate dispute resolution, distribution law, insolvency and market practices.
Contact: Gwen Bevers, Dave Mertens
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
10 partners
Clients rely on Schoups for high-level disputes counsel, in a vast array of sectors and often in complex matters with international aspects. Next to a specialised know-how in the area of arbitration, both ad hoc and institutional (ICC, CEPANI, etc.), ADR (alternative dispute resolution) methods such as mediation are part of the expertise.
Contact: Geert De Buyzer, Marco Schoups, Benjamin Marchandise
Email: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Environmental Law:
1 partner
Schoups is a solid partner in environmental matters in the broad sense of the word for its public and private clients. Schoups provides high quality legal assistance in public real estate matters, permits, planning, soil, as well nature protection law, and climate law (e.g. renewables, energy performance contracts, wind turbines etc.).
Contact: Kristof Hectors
Email: [email protected]

Employment Law:
1 partner
Schoups assists clients with various aspects of individual and collective employment law, as well as social security law, accompaniment of social inspections and other HR related matters, be it advisory or litigious.
Contact: Sara Cockx
Email: [email protected]