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, was President of the Bar Association of the Bar of the province of Antwerp from 2018 – 2020 and is managing director of BV Schoups.

During the academic year 2020-2021 Marco will be teaching the practical course “Construction Law” at the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL).


Dutch, English, French


Law degree, magna cum laude, KU Leuven, 1986

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Real estate and construction

(Leading individuals)

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Schoups is a ‘go-to firm for construction‘ and its ‘exceptionally committed‘ team is ‘very knowledgeable of the Belgian construction sector‘. Construction projects form a key pillar of the practice, and the firm is also strong in contentious and non-contentious public procurement work, as well as development disputes. The ‘outstanding‘ and ‘very professionalMarco Schoups leads the team, which includes ‘very skilled negotiatorKris Lemmens, PPP expert Maarten Somers and Siegfried Busscher, who is ‘a highly responsive specialist in private construction law matters and a keen litigator‘.

Belgium > Environment

Schoups‘ environment practice ‘stands out with its dynamic, pragmatic and solution-oriented approach‘. The team continues to advise longstanding client Carrefour on permit requirements connected with new retail opportunities in Belgium, and is representing the client before the Council of State and the Council for Permit Disputes in appeal proceedings concerning permit decisions. Kristof Hectors and Marco Schoups are the joint heads of the practice, while associates Céline Bimbenet and Rami Nasser are other names to note. In October 2020, Roel Meeus joined as counsel from Publius.

Belgium > Dispute resolution

Construction disputes are the bedrock of Schoups‘ practice, where the ‘practical and pragmatic‘ team represents developer and contractor-side clients in a wide range of contentious matters. The department is led by Geert De Buyzer, while other key names in the practice include managing director and ‘excellent litigatorMarco Schoups, PPP expert Kris Lemmens and the ‘accessible and pragmaticSiegfried Busscher.