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Jean-Pierre Fierens

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Dispute Resolution


Jean-Pierre Fierens specialises in corporate law and distribution law. Over the last ten years he has been appointed numerous times as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator or chairman of an arbitral tribunal. He also acts as counsel in arbitration matters. He is an Accredited Mediator at the CEDR (Center for Effective Dispute Resolution).


Jean-Pierre Fierens started his career as a lawyer at De Bandt (presently Linklaters). Before joining Strelia in January 2013 as founding partner, Jean-Pierre Fierens was a partner in the Brussels office of Stibbe, since 1986. He chaired the Board of Stibbe and was the head of the litigation department at Stibbe Brussels.


Dutch / French / English


Jean-Pierre Fierens was the President of the Dutch-speaking Bar Council of Brussels from 1998 until 2000, the President of the Belgian section of the League pour le Droit de la Concurrence from 2000 to 2003 and is a member of the ICC, the CEPANI, FRANCARBI and the ABA.


Main secondary school attended: St Michielscollege (Brasschaat) 1967-1972 : Catholic University of Louvain; - Magna cum Laude and Cum Laude 1972-1973 : Special Lic. Economic law, Catholic University of Louvain; (French) – Cum Laude 1977-1979 : Special studies in tax law, Ecole Supérieure de Sciences Fiscales, ICHEC, Brussels ; 1979-1980 : Master of Laws, Columbia University, New York (USA);


Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

Jean-Pierre Fierens - Strelia

Within: Dispute resolution

'Very pragmatic' firm Strelia is well known for handling corporate litigation and insolvency disputes; for example, department head Jean-Pierre Fierens is representing directors of Optima Bank in claims for damages following the bank's bankruptcy. Olivier Clevenbergh, who 'understands very complex situations quickly', and Bart De Moor are also names to note. Sébastien Ryelandt was a new arrival from Clifford Chance.

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Industry focus: Retail

Within: Industry focus: Retail

Strelia has significant experience assisting retail sector clients with setting up and developing operations in Belgium. It acts for Carrefour on its Belgian franchise activities and advises the same client on various commercial contracts. The group is also assisting with Burger King's expansion in Belgium. Olivier Clevenbergh and Jean-Pierre Fierens are key names to note. Veritas and Point Carré are also clients.

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