Liesbeth Truyens

Liesbeth Truyens is counsel at Schoups.

She is a member of the Dutch Brussels Bar.

Liesbeth obtained a master’s degree in criminological sciences in 2003 and obtained her law degree in 2007, after which she started her internship at the bar. She joined Schoups in 2020. Previously, she worked for two international law firms in Brussels and worked for four years as an in-house legal counsel for an international banking and insurance group in Brussels. 

She focuses on commercial and financial dispute resolution. Liesbeth also specializes in corporate criminal law and compliance-related matters such as trade and financial embargoes and anti-money laundering regulations.

She works in Dutch, English and French and has extensive experience in international cases.


Business law



• Master of Laws, KU Leuven, 2007

• Master in Criminological Sciences, KU Leuven, 2003


• Lawyer at Stibbe 2007 - 2013

• In-house legal counsel at KBC Groep, 2013 - 2017

• Lawyer at Linklaters, 2017 - 2020

• Lawyer at Schoups, from 2020

Other mandates:

• Lecturer International Business Law at Karel De Grote Hogeschool Antwerpen, from 2019

Language skills:
Dutch, French, English


• TRUYENS L. and LOOSVELD S., “The EU Blocking Regulation: Navigating a Diverging Sanctions Landscape”, International Company and Commercial Law Review, Vol.30, Issue 9, 2019, 490-501.

• Several short publications on EU and US trade and financial embargoes


• TRUYENS L. and RUMMENS E., “The EU Blocking Statute, legal uncertainty for financial institutions”, AEDBF-EVBFR Belgium, De Vier Jaargetijden 2019-2020, The Dominican Hotel, October 2019.

• Interview by The Wall Street Journal in “ Brexit to Add Sanctions Compliance Complexity”, 30 January 2020,

• Several client seminars on EU and US trade and financial embargoes and EU and Belgian anti-money laundering regulations.


Liesbeth Truyens
t. +32 3 260 98 60
m. +32 497 265 888
f. +32 3 260 98 61