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Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick, Aimery De Schoutheete, Brussels, BELGIUM

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Aimery De Schoutheete

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Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick

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Commercial contracts / Litigation and Arbitration / Labour and Employment.


Aimery de Schoutheete has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts and in handling litigation before the Belgian courts, but also in other jurisdictions as well as arbitration proceedings (ICC and CEPANI). He has particular expertise in the fields of distribution, international sale of goods and commodities, manufacturing, chemicals, agribusiness and insurance as well as Congolese law. He is the co-founder and head of Liedekerke’s African desk. Aimery also advises mainly corporate clients on labour and employment law, with a focus on company restructuring and transfer of undertakings. His practice encompasses such issues as employment termination, free-lance contracts, employment litigation, stock options, incentive plans, international law in relation to employment contracts and social security and Congolese employment law.


Aimery de Schoutheete joined Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick in 1986 and became a Partner in 1995. He was Managing Partner of the firm from 2001 to 2010. He is currently Senior Partner of the firm. He is also the author or co-author of several publications on distribution law and on employment law and he is the editor for general commercial law of the Revue de Droit Commercial.


French, English, Dutch, Spanish.


Aimery de Schoutheete is a member of CEPANI (the Belgian Arbitration Institution) and FRANCARBI (an International Arbitration Association).


Aimery de Schoutheete holds a law degree (1983) as well as a degree in philosophy (1984) from the University of Louvain (UCL).


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Among Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick's recent caseload, Nicolas Angelet successfully defended the Belgian state in civil proceedings brought by survivors and heirs of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Aimery De Schoutheete and Arnaud Nuyts ('a powerful advocate') are also highly regarded practitioners. In January 2019, Hakim Boularbah and counsel Olivier Van Der Haegen moved to Loyens & Loeff.

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    Like in many of our neighboring countries, the Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) is taking a more persistent approach in pursuing compliance with MiFID conduct of business. In that regard it has announced a “MiFID Action Plan”.
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