Mr Jean-François Germain > Fieldfisher > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Dispute Resolution


Jean-François is Co-Managing Partner of Fieldfisher’s Brussels office and head of the dispute resolution team in Belgium.


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.


French, English


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.

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Dispute resolution

Fieldfisher has a ‘fast growing team and practice that is extremely committed and dynamic‘, representing clients in high-profile court proceedings, arbitrations, and mediations. Shareholder disputes, regulatory compliance issues, and asset management work are all strengths of the team, which has capabilities across the full gamut of dispute resolution services. Maxime Berlingin leads the team, and is commended alongside Jean-François Germain for having ‘very sharp legal knowledge and analysis, and excellent judgment and outstanding negotiation skills’. The ‘extremely committed and dynamic‘ practice also notably includes Koen Van Den Broeck and Isabelle Moens de Hase.