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Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick

Work Department

Commercial contracts and Litigation, Labour and Employment, International Arbitration and Dispute Regulation




Aimery de Schoutheete has more than 30 years of experience in Business Law at the Belgian law
firm Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick.

He has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, with particular focus
on distribution agreements and trading contracts for commodities, and in handling litigation and
arbitration before the Belgian courts, foreign EU jurisdictions and both national and international
arbitration tribunals (ICC, CEPANI, Swiss Chambers, ad hoc procedures). In the past 12 years, he
has regularly been appointed as arbitrator in proceedings before the ICC and CEPANI, whether as
sole arbitrator or as chairman of the tribunal.

His focus is directed towards the commercial distribution area as well as the natural resources
(upstream and downstream), petro-chemical, commodities and agribusiness industries. Aimery also
has experience in the hospitality and construction sectors.

Aimery de Schoutheete is a recognised specialist in the field of distribution law, as is evidenced by his
several publications in this field. For a period of 12 years (2002 -2014), he was the member of the
editorial committee of the Revue de Droit Commercial, in charge of general commercial law (including
distribution law and arbitration matters). He is currently member of the peer review committee of the
Revue de Droit Commercial. He is also recognised as a specialist in the field of arbitration and is a
member of the ICC task force on emergency arbitration. He is admitted on the ICC’s and CEPANI’s
lists of arbitrators. He is also admitted on the arbitrators list of the OHADA Arbitration Court, IDArb
and the Swiss Chamber of Arbitration (SCAI).

Aimery de Schoutheete joined Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick in 1986 and became
Partner in 1995. He was the firm’s Managing Partner from 2001 through 2010. Subsequently he
headed, until the end of 2012, the Commercial Contracts & Litigation Practice Group within
Liedekerke, regrouping both the “Litigation and Arbitration” and the “Commercial Contracts” teams of
the firm. He is the chair of Liedekerke’s International Committee as well as head of the Liedekerke’s
Spanish Desk, Italy Desk and Africa Desk. He is also the Chairman of Liedekerke Africa, the firm’s
subsidiary established in Kinshasa, DRC.


French, English, Dutch, Spanish


Aimery is a member of the ICC Belgian Committee, the OHADA Arbitration Court, CEPANI, FRANCARBI and IDArb


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