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L'ARSENAL, BOULEVARD LOUIS SCHMIDT, 29, 1040 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
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Work +32 2 742 70 00
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Fax +32 2 742 71 00
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Fieldfisher, Jean-François Germain, Brussels, BELGIUM

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Jean-François Germain

Tel:
Work +32 2 742 70 33
Email:
Web:
www.fieldfisher.com
Fieldfisher

Work Department

Dispute Resolution

Position

Partner, joined the firm in May 2011

Career

Jean-François is recognised as an expert in civil and commercial litigation and arbitration.

He also has a well-established practice in enforcement proceedings, provisional measures and asset recovery.

Jean-François has in-depth knowledge of the industrial and construction sectors, acting for government bodies, lenders, contractors, owners and developers. He regularly assists public institutions, such as STIB (public transport operator in Brussels) and major international groups such as Lafarge Holcim (world leading producer of cement and aggregates) or AGC GLASS (world leading producer of flat glass) covering all kinds of formal and informal Dispute Resolution (including mediation and ad hoc arbitration, such as DAB).

Jean-François also has significant experience of disputes relating to corporate affairs, asset management and post-transaction claims at domestic and international level. He has been quoted for successfully assisting a client in a landmark case in the sphere of asset management and investment and regularly advises public and private investors in all pre-contentious and contentious aspects relating to the protection of their assets and investments.

Languages

French, English

Member

Jean-François is member of the Commission on Arbitration and ADR and of the Commission on Commercial Law and Practice of the International Commercial Court. He teaches contract law at Saint-Louis University - Brussels and is the author of numerous publications.


Belgium

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

At Fieldfisher, recent work includes Eric Cusas acting for CFL, the national railway of Luxembourg, in litigation regarding damage to Belgian national railway infrastructure following an accident. Jean-François Germain heads a group, which also acts for Ecolab, Euroclear and Vizzion Europe. Maxime Berlingin is also recommended.

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