Jorren Garrez focuses on European and Belgian public and administrative law and has a particular interest in public procurement, public-private partnerships, and litigation.

His practice includes advising private and public clients in complex and strategic matters relating to public procurement in the classic and special sectors and in public-private partnerships, as well as defending the interests of clients before the Belgian Council of State and the civil courts.

Jorren also has experience in legal proceedings before the European Courts.

Prior to joining Van Bael & Bellis, Jorren worked as a litigation and regulatory lawyer in the Brussels office of a leading international law firm.


Dutch, French, English, Spanish


  • University of Ghent, Master of Laws, magna cum laude, 2015
  • University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, Erasmus+ Programme, magna cum laude, 2014
  • University of Ghent, Bachelor of Laws, 2013

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    • 13/10/2022
    • News

    The doctrine of change of circumstances (finally) codified in Belgian civil law

    The economic recovery in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, the military conflict between Russia and Ukraine and the recent skyrocketing energy and gas prices are causing a significant increase of prices of finished products, semi-finished products and raw materials, as well as supply problems for certain of these products. In many ongoing contractual relationships, this drastically disrupts the contractual balance between the parties.

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    • 30/06/2022
    • News

    The International Procurement Instrument: a new trade policy tool promoting reciprocity in access to international public procurement and concession markets

    Access of Union economic operators, goods or services to public procurement and concession markets from third countries as well as the elimination of restrictive public procurement practices in third countries remains an important policy objective of the European Union (Union). On 23 June 2022, the Union therefore adopted the International Procurement Instrument (IPI). The general objective of the IPI is achieving reciprocity by opening third-country public procurement and concession markets and improving market access opportunities for Union economic operators, goods or services. The present newsflash provides a synopsis of the set of rules of the IPI that shall soon enter into force.

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    • 08/03/2022
    • News

    Price Revision for Supply Agreements

    Contract Price Revisions Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic and now the Russian invasion of Ukraine, unprecedented global demand for raw materials and skyrocketing energy and transport prices are having a considerable impact on supply contracts and the prices agreed therein, putting suppliers under intense cost pressure. Suppliers are also increasingly facing demands for price increases from their own subsuppliers. As a consequence, many suppliers are seeking to renegotiate their supply contracts with their customers in order to avoid heavily reduced profit margins or even losses. The present info flash lists some points of attention for suppliers bound by supply contracts governed by Belgian law who are considering to seek a price revision.

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