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  Tom Schoors



Tom is head of our Litigation practice, and has extensive court litigation and (national and international) arbitration experience. His commercial litigation practice covers a broad range of post M&A and contractual (including real estate related) disputes. Tom specialises in anti-trust damages actions and insurance litigation; he heads our cross-practice insurance sector team. Having a specific interest in the energy markets, Tom regularly advises clients on energy regulation, energy projects and energy disputes; he has also lectured on energy contracts at the KU Leuven.

Professional qualifications

Stagiair, Belgium, 1996

Admitted as advocaat, Belgium, 2000

Exempt european lawyer, England and Wales, 2011

Academic qualifications

Degree, Law, University of Namur and University of Leuven (KUL), Belgium, 1996

LLM, European Law, University of Saarbrücken (Europa-Institut), Germany, 1998

Post Graduate Degree, Corporate Finance, University of Leuven (KUL), Belgium, 1998

Post Graduate Degree, Energy Law, University of Leuven (KUL), Belgium, 2001

Published work


Chapters on Belgium in A&O's "Changes to European Electricity and Gas Markets", all editions, with J. Everaert

"Aansprakelijkheid van beheerders van elektriciteits- en gasdistributienetten", in Jaarboek Energierecht 2011, p. 145-178, with D. Pacquée and L. Rasking

"Het federale energierecht in 2009: overzicht van de belangrijkste ontwikkelingen" (Federal energy law in 2009: overview of the main developments), in Jaarboek Energierecht 2009, p. 1-30, with D. Pacquée

"Recente ontwikkelingen in het federale energierecht" (Recent developments in federal energy law), in Jaarboek Energierecht 2008, p. 45-71, with D. Pacquée

"Overeenkomsten voor de levering van elektrische energie en gas" (Contracts for the delivery of electrical energy and gas), in K. Deketelaere (ed.), Handboek Milieu- en Energierecht, Brugge, Die Keure, 2006, p. 1240-1251

"Groene ellende in België: over groenestroomcertificaten en kosteloze distributie" (Green distress in Belgium: about green certificates and free distribution), Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Energierecht, Amsterdam, Published by Den Hollander, 2005, nr. 3, p. 84-90

"Towards a Benelux electricity market", Platts' European Electricity Review 2005, 24, with J.E. Janssen

"The Belgian gas market and gas supply contracts under Belgian law", Journal of Network Industries, Vol. 5, no. 2, Intersentia, 2004, p. 165-192

"Unstable regulation hinders Belgian renewables", European Electricity Review 2004, Platts, 2004, p. 28-29, with J. Everaert

"Belgium suffering from congestion and high prices", European Electricity Review 2003, Platts, 2003, p. 8-9, with J. Everaert

"Renewable Energy – Belgian regulatory framework", Spring issue of the Journal of the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in London, 2003, with J. Everaert

"Waiting for the great breakthrough", Power in Europe - West European Electricity Review 2002, Platts, 2002, p. 12-13, with J. Everaert

"Legt de algemene toepassing van de Wet Productaansprakelijkheid de aansprakelijkheidsbeperking van netbeheerders aan banden?", Noot bij Antwerpen (5de Kamer), 19 april 2012, in Milieu- en Energierecht, april-juni 2014, p. 132-139, with L. Rasking


"Bestuurder loopt risico bij elke klacht tegen bedrijf" (Directors are at risk when claims are filed against the company), interview in De Bestuurder, July 2009, p. 24-25, with T. Baeyens

Anti-trust litigation

"Schadevergoedingsacties na kartelinbreuken", in NjW, March 2011, p. 198-213, with T. Baeyens and W. Devroe


"De dwangsom in een grensoverschrijdende context" (The penalty fine in a crossborder context), in Rechtskundig Weekblad, number 26 of 25 February 2006, p. 1001, with P. Debaene

"Distribution of medicinal products", in S. Callens (ed.), Chapters on Pharmaceutical Law, Antwerp, Intersentia, 2000, p. 63-84

"Parallel import of medicinal products", in S. Callens (ed.), Chapters on Pharmaceutical Law, Antwerp, Intersentia, 2000, p. 107-122, with B. Janse

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