Legal 500

“Bruno Herbots is applauded as ’offering insight that would not be obvious to clients”

“Many consider him [Bruno Herbots] a young star with the ‘X’ factor in construction and procurement law”


“Practice head Bruno Herbots handles all aspects of construction and public procurement law. Clients appreciate his inventive solutions as well as the international experience gained from a number of jurisdictions”

“A “charismatic legal strategist” who is “very well versed in contract law and always available,” according to impressed sources.”

“Commended for being readily accessible and pleasant to deal with”

“Bruno Herbots is recommended as ‘a hard-working lawyer who is always pushing for the best result’. Recent highlights for the team include advising the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board on the development of the National Paediatric hospital Project”

“Construction and Procurement Department Head, Bruno Herbots has experience in both construction and projects, having applied his ‘thorough, pragmatic and efficient work ethic’ to some of the country’s major PPP projects, particularly in the rail sector.”

“Top notch on construction and procurement matters.”

Prof. J.H Herbots specialises in international contract law, and in particular international construction and sale of goods law. He is a renowned international arbitrator and a key-note speaker in this area.


Prof J.H Herbots has published extensively. He is the editor of the series on contract law in the International Encyclopaedia of Laws. He recently wrote the book on Contracts in the People’s Republic of China.

KU Leuven

Johns Hopkins University


Curriculum Vitae
Professor emeritus and former dean of the faculty of law, KU Leuven;

Former professor at the University Lovanium (Kinshasa), University of Antwerp and Kings College (London);

Former member of the legislative section of the Belgian Conseil d'Etat;

Former deputy judge at the Court of Appeal in Brussels;

Former member of the Conseil Supérieur de la Justice;


Accredited Arbitrator:
China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC)

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

Belgian Centre of Arbitration and Mediation (CEPANI)

Commandeur in the order of King Leopold II.

Franqui chair, university of Liège (1993)

Lieutenant-colonel (reserve infantry)

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