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Bjorn Cloots



Björn Cloots (°1980), partner, specialises in (economic) public law, real estate law and environmental law. He assists and advises (local) governments and Belgian and foreign companies, among others in the ports and parking sector. Regularly he is invited to speak at conferences both at home and abroad.

For 12 years Björn Cloots was an associate at a niche law firm with a strong academic background. Early 2015 he founded his own office, specialising in consulting and litigation concerning economic public law (public procurement, concessions, PPP), spatial planning, construction law and real estate law. Since 2017 Björn Cloots is partner with Ambos NBGO.

Björn Cloots obtained his law degree at the University of Antwerp (2000) and followed several post-academic formations.

Publications & Seminars

  • New legal framework for the private parking industry, Voka, September 2017
  • The participation of the private parking industry in the implementation of municipal parking policy, in Van Garsse, S. (ed.), Corporatisation and cooperation, Politeia, 2016
  • Seminar Vanden Broele Publishers, 2014, presentation of the book First aid with concessions
  • Seminar University of Antwerp, 2013, lecture on workplace learning
  • Seminar Antwerp/Flanders Port training Center (APEC), 2010, lecture on “Treaties on the navigation on international rivers”
  • Seminar Vanden Broele Publishers, 2010, lecture on “Opportunities and difficulties with concessions”
  • Seminar Public Governance Institute, 2009, lecture on “The opportunities for valorisation of government property”
  • Seminar University of Thessaloniki, 2008, lecture on “PPP and port concessions - the European experience”
  • Seminar Antwerp/Flanders Port training Center (APEC), 2008, lecture on “Social protection in the maritime sector in Belgium”
  • Seminar Antwerp/Flanders Port training Center (APEC), 2008, lecture on “Organisation légale et statut d’un port”
  • Seminar University of Antwerp, 2007, lecture on “Compulsory competition at awarding domain concessions”
  • Seminar Antwerp/Flanders Port Training Center (APEC), 2006, lecture on “Legal organisation and the status of a port”
  • Training Institute of the Federal Government, 2006, lecture on road transport law
  • Commutation of life insurance after bankruptcy, Journal of Belgian Commercial Law, 2004


  • University of Antwerp, ManaMa Business law (2005)
  • Antwerp Management School (AMS), Certificate Expert Class Social Law (2004)
  • University of Antwerp, Master in law (2003)


  • Partner Ambos NBGO, Antwerp (2017-)
  • Founder Law office Björn Cloots, Sint-Katelijne-Waver (2015-)
  • Associate at Eric Van Hooydonk Lawyers, Antwerp (2003-2014)