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Jean-Pierre Fierens est associé dans notre groupe Règlement des litiges. Spécialisé en droit des sociétés et des contrats, il est l’un des avocats de contentieux les plus réputés en Belgique, notamment en matière d’arbitrage.

Jean-Pierre traite une large gamme d’affaires nationales et internationales, couvrant tant les procédures devant les tribunaux que les arbitrages pour des clients actifs dans divers secteurs. Il représente également des entités étatiques.

Il est bien connu pour son rôle dans des litiges complexes et hautement médiatisés impliquant la responsabilité des administrateurs.

Au cours des dix dernières années, Jean-Pierre a été nommé à de nombreuses reprises arbitre unique, co-arbitre ou président d’un tribunal arbitral.

Il agit également comme counseil dans des litiges soumis à l’arbitrage. Il est un médiateur agréé (CEDR, Londres).

Admission

Jean-Pierre Fierens a été admis au Barreau de Bruxelles en 1973.

Education

Jean-Pierre Fierens a obtenu une Maîtrise en droit de la Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL) en 1972, une Licence spéciale en droit économique de l’Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) (1973) et a suivi les études spéciales en droit fiscal à l’ICHEC à Bruxelles en 1977. Il est également titulaire d’une Maîtrise en droit (LL.M.) de l’Université de Columbia (1980).

Affiliations and others

Jean-Pierre Fierens a été bâtonnier de l’Ordre néerlandais des avocats du Barreau de Bruxelles de 1998 à 2000.

Il a été président de la section belge de la Ligue pour le droit de la concurrence de 2000 à 2002.

Il a été président du conseil d’administration d’un cabinet d’avocats international à Bruxelles, ainsi que responsable du département contentieux de ce même cabinet.

Publications (Voir la liste de ses publications sur notre site Internet.)

Office

Bruxelles

Languages

Néerlandais, français et anglais.

recommendations

"I left everything in your care and almost a year later my case was finished. People were courteous. Recently I insisted another friend use you."

James Watson, Lynx

"I left everything in your care and almost a year later my case was finished. People were courteous. Recently I insisted another friend use you."

James Watson, Lynx

"I left everything in your care and almost a year later my case was finished. People were courteous. Recently I insisted another friend use you."

James Watson, Lynx

"I left everything in your care and almost a year later my case was finished. People were courteous. Recently I insisted another friend use you."

James Watson, Lynx

"I left everything in your care and almost a year later my case was finished. People were courteous. Recently I insisted another friend use you."

James Watson, Lynx

"I left everything in your care and almost a year later my case was finished. People were courteous. Recently I insisted another friend use you."

James Watson, Lynx

"I left everything in your care and almost a year later my case was finished. People were courteous. Recently I insisted another friend use you."

James Watson, Lynx

"I left everything in your care and almost a year later my case was finished. People were courteous. Recently I insisted another friend use you."

James Watson, Lynx

"I left everything in your care and almost a year later my case was finished. People were courteous. Recently I insisted another friend use you."

James Watson, Lynx

"I left everything in your care and almost a year later my case was finished. People were courteous. Recently I insisted another friend use you."

James Watson, Lynx

Recognitions

Chambers Global 2018

Sources single out Jean-Pierre Fierens as "an excellent lawyer". Clients also recognise his practice as arbitrator and party representative, saying: "He has a good grasp of cases."


Jean-Pierre Fierens's practice focuses on corporate and contract law. He acts on a range of domestic and international cases, covering both litigious and arbitral proceedings for clients in sectors including banking, food and insurance, as well as state entities. One source lauds him as "an excellent lawyer," and another interviewee notes that he has "a good grasp of cases."


Jean-Pierre Fierens focuses on corporate and contract law and is particularly noted for his mediation and arbitration abilities. Clients value his "hands-on approach, experience and knowledge" and describe him as both "customer-oriented and solution-driven."

Chambers Europe 2017

Jean-Pierre Fierens specialises in corporate and contract litigation and arbitration and is also a mediator. Clients say he "not only has great knowledge of legal practices but is also remarkably open-minded and comes up with brilliant solutions."


Legal 500 2019 – Dispute Resolution – Leading individual

Legal 500 2018 – Dispute Resolution – Leading individual

Strelia’s group head Jean-Pierre Fierens has “great commercial insight.”

Legal 500 2019

Dispute Resolution – Belgium – Tier 3

'Very pragmatic' firm Strelia is well known for handling corporate litigation and insolvency disputes; for example, department head Jean-Pierre Fierens is representing directors of Optima Bank in claims for damages following the bank's bankruptcy. Olivier Clevenbergh, who 'understands very complex situations quickly', and Bart De Moor are also names to note.


Chambers Europe 2019

Jean-Pierre Fierens 's practice focuses on corporate and contract law. He acts on a range of domestic and international cases, covering both litigious and arbitral proceedings for clients in sectors including banking, food and insurance, as well as state entities. One source lauds him as "an excellent lawyer," and another interviewee notes that he has "a good grasp of cases."

Chambers Europe 2020

Dispute Resolution Band 1  & Arbitration Band 2  


Jean-Pierre Fierens is vastly experienced acting for defendants on bankruptcy cases, as well as advising on franchise disputes. He is also routinely appointed as an arbitrator in CEPANI arbitration proceedings. He maintains a stellar reputation in the market, with one client adding: "Fierens is the absolute authority in Belgium for dispute resolution."

Hall of Fame & Leading Individual: Jean-Pierre Fierens

Legal 500 2019

Industry focus: Retail – Tier 1

Strelia has significant experience assisting retail sector clients with setting up and developing operations in Belgium. It acts for Carrefour on its Belgian franchise activities and advises the same client on various commercial contracts. The group is also assisting with Burger King's expansion in Belgium. Olivier Clevenbergh and Jean-Pierre Fierens are key names to note. Veritas and Point Carré are also clients.