Kris Lemmens > Schoups > Antwerp, Belgium > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Public Procurement Law and PPP; International Construction Contracts


Managing Partner


Kris is active in public law, more specifically in the field of public procurement and public-private partnerships (PPP). He focuses in particular on advising and representing construction actors in the award and implementation of construction projects in the public sector.

Kris joined the Schoups firm in 2005. Before that, he worked for the City of Brussels as a legal counsel for public procurement at the department of Urbanism – department of Architecture.

He publishes regularly on public procurement law and gives lectures and in-house training on the subject.


Dutch, English, French


  • Member of the editorial board of the Tijdschrift voor Bouwrecht en Onroerend Goed (Journal of Construction Law and Real Estate)
  • Director of the Belgian Construction Law Association


  • Master in Public Management and Policy, KU Leuven, 2007
  • Master of Laws, KU Leuven, 2003

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Real estate and construction

Schoups is a leading choice for Belgian construction matters, with broad expertise across real estate and project development, PPP, and public procurement proceedings, alongside regulatory and administrative law issues such as permitting and soil pollution. The team also has an emerging real estate transactional offering, led by Ewoud Willaert . Clients include construction companies, real estate developers, and major retailers. Practice head Marco Schoups is an ‘excellent litigator‘ with extensive experience in construction contracts and disputes, while ‘skilled negotiatorKris Lemmens is strong in PPP and public procurement issues. Maarten Somers combines litigation with notable public sector construction advice.