David D'Hooghe

I am David D'Hooghe
Public Law specialist
Procurement Law specialist
Public Law specialist
Procurement Law specialist

David D'Hooghe

Combining both academic and pragmatic expertise with excellence, David D'Hooghe covers all matters related to public law in the broadest sense. He focuses mainly on public procurement, a field in which he is highly regarded by clients and peers.

David is known and recognized for his excellent expertise in public procurement, PPPs, public infrastructure, and constitutional law. Throughout his career as a lawyer and thanks to his long-standing academic career, David has built up in-depth knowledge of public procurement law at national and European level. In this area, he offers full assistance from providing legal advice and representation before courts to project management. He also regularly advises on public contracts and governmental liability.

David acts daily as legal advisor to regional and federal governments and on behalf of various government authorities and public and private companies active in diverse sectors such as health care, education, real estate, transport, construction and social housing. In addition, he handles numerous proceedings before the Belgian Constitutional Court, the Council of State and the civil courts. Moreover, he has extensive experience in editing laws and decrees.

David is the author of various publications on his areas of expertise and a regular guest speaker at seminars and conferences. He is a part-time professor at KU Leuven where he lectures administrative law courses such as economic administrative law and legal protection against public authorities. In 2019, he obtained a certificate of completion for the Mediating Disputes programme at Harvard Law School. David is also an approved mediator since 2020.

He holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the Northwestern University in Chicago and a doctor’s degree from KU Leuven with a thesis on public procurement and public contracts.

He joined the Brussels office of Stibbe in 1986.

  • Languages: Dutch, French, English
  • Admitted to the Brussels Bar: 1986
  • Partner since: 1996

Experience

Related news

21.04.2022 EU law
Uitsluiting van Rusland van overheidsopdrachten en concessies

Articles - Op 8 april 2022 heeft de Raad van de EU een vijfde pakket van economische en individuele sancties tegen Rusland ingesteld met onder meer de bedoeling om de druk op de Russische regering op te voeren. Als onderdeel van het vijfde pakket is in de hele EU een verbod ingevoerd voor Russische ondernemingen om deel te nemen aan overheidsopdrachten en concessies die in de EU-lidstaten worden gegund.

Read more

18.01.2021 BE law
Het Hof verduidelijkt het materieel toepassingsgebied van de regels inzake overheidsopdrachten die specifiek gelden voor de speciale sectoren

Articles - Door het Arrest Pegaso et Sistemi di Sicurezza van 28 oktober 2020 kon het Hof van justitie de intensiteit van het vereiste verband tussen de activiteiten van de aanbestedende entiteiten die actief zijn in speciale sectoren en het voorwerp van een bepaalde opdracht om de gunning ervan te rechtvaardigen in overeenstemming met de specifieke aanbestedingsregeling op grond van Richtlijn 2014/25 verduidelijken.

Read more

Other specialists