Samuel De Winter obtained his LL.B. summa cum laude in 2015 and his LL.M. magna cum laude in 2017 at the University of Antwerp, twice ranking first in his class. Because of his interest for property law he followed an advanced master in Notarial Law at the Free University of Brussels, which he completed magna cum laude.
The Research Foundation - Flanders granted him a PhD scolarship for fundamental research, conducted under supervision of Nicolas Carette (professor property law) and Ingrid Opdebeek (professor administrative law), into the Principle of Equality of Citizens vis-à-vis Public Burdens, from which the highest Belgian courts recently derived a right to compensation for property restrictions in the public interest.
He is the author of multiple publications and a speaker at both national and international conferences on real estate law. He was also a member of the interuniversity team revising and codifying the legislation relating to the federal patrimonial documentation, a public procurement issued by the Belgian Federal Public Service FINANCE.