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
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
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