Marlies Van de Poel

As a lawyer, I also use my expertise as:

  • Member of the board of directors of Academics for Development, a non-profit consulting organization focused on social entrepreneurship
  • Participant in international competitions about pleading, negotiation and mediation
  • Legal trainee in several organizations and institutions, among which an international NGO, a company and the Court of Cassation
  • Interdisciplinary researcher in the cold case project of the forensics department of Maastricht University

and my passion for entrepreneurial people and working in multidisciplinary teams

Nominations and awards

  • Team selection as Tier 1 – n° 1 law firm, Legal 500 Europe, category not-for-profit Belgium (2020, 2021 & 2022)

Professional career

  • impact lawyers, since 2019


  • Advanced Masters in corporate law (KU Leuven, 2019-2021)
  • Master of law (KU Leuven, University of Iceland and Université catholique de Louvain, 2016-2018)
  • Interdisciplinary master in forensics, criminology and law (Maastricht University, 2018-2019)
  • Honours program, faculty of law (KU Leuven, 2015-2016)
  • Bachelor of law (KU Leuven, 2013-2016)


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French