Werner Vandenbruwaene

Dr. Werner Vandenbruwaene

Baker McKenzie BV/SRL


Dr. Werner Vandenbruwaene (PhD) is a senior associate in the International Commercial & Trade Practice Group in the Brussels and Antwerp offices. He joined Baker McKenzie in 2019 after several years in the academy.

Practice Focus

Werner advises on a wide spectrum of matters in public law, with a focus on environmental law and public procurement. He also litigates administrative and judicial proceedings.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised many large companies on public procurement issues.
  • Assisted telecommunication operators in zoning and planning matters.
  • Assisted in several large industrial projects on energy and renewables from incipience to closing of contracts.
  • Broad litigation experience in civil and public law.

Professional Honors

  • FWO postdoctoral fellowship (2015-18)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • NYU School of Law (2017 and 2018) — Visiting fellow


  • Brussels~Belgium (2018)


  • University Instelling Antwerpen (PhD Law) (2014)
  • University Instelling Antwerpen (Master of Law) (2009)


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French

Werner has published over 60 articles, case notes and book chapters, including the following:

  • Co-editor with Robby Houben of two volumes on the European Banking Union
  • Co-editor of a reference volume on the Sixth State Reform in Belgium
  • Speaker at various national and international conferences, e.g., PPE (New Orleans, 2018) and IAL (Seoul, 2014)