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Jean-François is 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.

He has 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. 

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

He teaches obligations and contract law at Saint-Louis University in Brussels and is the author of numerous publications. He speaks regularly at conferences on contract law and dispute resolution topics.

He is a member of the Commission on Arbitration and ADR and of the Commission on Commercial Law and Practice of the International Commercial Court.

Jean-François is recommended by Legal 500 and listed as an expert in his field by Who's Who Legal.

He is 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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