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I am recognised as an expert in civil and commercial litigation and arbitration (both domestic and cross-border), representing clients in various jurisdictions, or assisting them in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes, such as arbitration and mediation.

I have a specific expertise in obligations and contract law, advising clients on a broad range of contracts, both contentious and non-contentious, including transactional advisory work on acquisition matters. 

I also have an extensive experience in helping clients manage and handle crisis situations in complex projects requiring (pre)-litigation strategies. 

I teach obligations and contract law at Saint-Louis University in Brussels and am the author of numerous publications. I speak regularly at conferences on contract law and dispute resolution topics.

I am a member of the Commission on Arbitration and ADR and of the Commission on Commercial Law and Practice of the International Commercial Court.

I am recommended by Legal 500 and listed as an expert in my field by Who's Who Legal.

I am fluent in French and English.

What others say…

At Fieldfisher, Jean-François Germain heads a group, which also acts for Ecolab, Euroclear and Vizzion Europe

The Legal 500 2019

Fieldfisher handles a broad range of criminal law, civil law, commercial law and ADR. Practice head Jean-François Germain recently represented Vizzion Europe in a shareholder dispute

The Legal 500 2018

Fieldfisher gives ‘to-the-point advice’ in commercial litigation across a range of sectors including real estate, banking and finance, and manufacturing. The firm is also notable for its experience in CEPANI arbitration. Jean-François Germain is recommended

The Legal 500 2015

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