Dave Mertens

Dave Mertens° is a partner at Schoups. He is a member of the Bar of the Province of Antwerp.

Dave Mertens publishes and lectures regularly on distribution law market practices and insolvency. Within the firm he specializes in this field. He also holds a part-time position at the  Law Faculty of the University of Antwerp. From 2012 until 2018 he taught “Comparative, European and International Trade Law” to 1st and 2nd master students as a guest lecturer.

Dave joined the firm in 2004 till 2005. From 2005 till 2010 Dave obtained his doctorate with a thesis on “Protection of Goodwill”. In 2010 he rejoined the firm.

He is active in Dutch, English and French.



  • Law Degree, University of Antwerp, 2000
  • European Master in Law and Economics (LL.M), Universiteit Hamburg, 2004
  • Doctoral degree in Law (Ph. D.), University of Antwerp, 2010


  • Law firm Linklaters De Bandt, Litigation, 2000-2003
  • Law firm Schoups, 2004 - 2005 and 2010 - present
  • Law Faculty of the University of Antwerp, 2005 - present
  • Member of the editorial board of Rechtskundig Weekblad (Section business law and fiscal law), 2012 - present
  • Member of the Belgium Franchise Federation (juridical commission), 2019-present

Language skills:
Dutch, English, French




Dave Mertens
t. +32 3 260 98 60
m. +32 478 401 534
f. +32 3 260 98 61
°BV Dave Mertens - KBO 0698.938.052
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