Marco Schoups > Schoups > Antwerp, Belgium > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Private Construction Law, Public Procurement Law & PPP,  Real Estate & Project Development, Arbitration, Mediation & ADR


Marco Schoups is a partner and managing director of the Schoups law firm.

He is a member of the Antwerp Bar and of the Brussels Bar.

Marco Schoups studied law and economics at the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL). He performed his traineeship in Brussels and Antwerp.

He has been a lawyer since 1987 and has more than thirty years of experience assisting companies with proceedings and arbitration, as well as with contract work, giving advice and conducting negotiations. He regularly publishes and gives lectures.

Marco Schoups is co-president of the Belgian Association for Construction Law, Chairman of the Antwerp Bar Association and managing director of CVBA Schoups.


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Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Real estate and construction

(Leading individuals)

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Schoups‘ ‘very professional‘ team is ‘specialised in all aspects of the construction business‘ and ‘combines being knowledgeable with being very accessible‘. The practice has an excellent reputation for its strength in complex construction projects, development disputes, and contentious and non-contentious public procurement matters. Practice head Marco Schoups‘ ‘experience and vast knowledge of the Belgian real estate and construction sector and important players is indispensable‘. Key names include the ‘bright and keenSiegfried Busscher, who ‘offers very hands-on and thorough counsel in construction matters‘; the ‘well regardedKris Lemmens, noted for his expertise in public procurement work; and construction law expert Maarten Somers.

Belgium > Environment

Schoups, which is active in domestic and cross-border mandates, demonstrates strong capabilities in relation to planning and permitting, dispute resolution and compliance-related matters. Kristof Hectors and Marco Schoups are the joint heads of the team, which acts for clients from a wide range of industries. Energy and real estate development are two notable areas of strength. Céline Bimbenet, who is one of four associates in the group, joined from Verbist Advocatuur in 2018.

Belgium > Dispute resolution

Schoups‘ ‘quick and sharp‘ team has a ‘high level of technical expertise‘ and provides ‘good advice‘. The practice is perhaps best known for its established strength in handling prominent construction disputes. Geert De Buyzer is ‘always looking for the best solution for the customer‘ and ‘able to think outside the box‘. Managing director Marco Schoups, Kris Lemmens and Siegfried Busscher are also key contacts.