Samuel De Winter obtained his bachelor degree in law summa cum laude (2015) and his master degree in law magna cum laude (2017) at the University of Antwerp, twice ranking first in his class. Because of his interest for estate law he followed an advanced master programme Public Notary Law at the Free University of Brussels, which he completed magna cum laude.
In June 2018 the Research Foundation - Flanders granted Samuel De Winter a PhD fellowship for his doctoral thesis on the Principle of Equality of Citizens vis-à-vis Public Burdens. Under promotorship of prof. dr. Nicolas Carette and prof. dr. Ingrid Opdebeek, the thesis aims to elaborate a general framework regarding faultless State liability, applied to property restrictions in the public interest.
Samuel De Winter’s research interests primarily lie in both private and public real estate law. He is the author of numerous publications in this area of law, as well as a guest lecturer and a speaker at both national and international conferences. He also acquired legislative skills by contributing to the revision and codification of the legislation relating to the federal patrimonial documentation, a public procurement issued by the Belgian Federal Public Service FINANCE.