Maarten Somers > Schoups > Antwerp, Belgium > Lawyer Profile

Schoups
DE BURBURESTRAAT 6-8
2000 ANTWERP
Belgium

Work Department

Private Construction Law; Public Procurement Law and PPP; International Construction Contracts

Position

Partner

Career

Maarten Somers is active in public procurement and PPP as well as broader real estate and construction law. He advises and represents clients before courts and arbitral tribunals as well as outside these courts, specializing in construction disputes.

He regularly publishes and lectures on the aforementioned subjects.

Maarten worked at the Stibbe law firm in Brussels for more than six years before joining the firm in September 2012.

In addition, Maarten was a teaching assistant in Property Law at the University of Antwerp for 5 years.

He is a member of the Bar at the Province of Antwerp.

Languages

Dutch, English, French

Memberships

Editorial board member of the legal journal RABG (non-personal civil law section), Rechtspraak Antwerpen Brussel Gent

Education

Law Degree, University of Antwerp, 2006

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.