Bastiaan Schelstraete concentrates on constitutional and administrative law, especially in relation to town and country planning, permits, environmental law, and expropriation.
Bastiaan undertakes advisory and litigation work relating to complex, large-scale projects. He advises clients from both the public and the private sectors. Bastiaan has a proven track record in representing clients before the Council of State (Raad van State/Conseil d’Etat), Council for Permit Disputes (Raad voor Vergunningsbetwistingen), Constitutional Court, and civil courts. In addition, he has expertise in disciplinary law and public service law, especially with regard to the rights and obligations of a public officer.
Bastiaan graduated in law from the Catholic University of Leuven (2008) and has a complementary master’s degree in public and administrative law from the Free University of Brussels (ULB) (2010). He also has a postgraduate degree in government and mediation from the Catholic University of Leuven (2016).
Bastiaan is the editorial secretary for the journal Tijdschrift voor Ruimtelijke Ordening en Stedenbouw (T.R.O.S.), which focuses on spatial and urban planning, and is the author of various articles regarding environmental and planning law.
He joined the Brussels office of Stibbe in 2012.