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Jean-Pierre Fierens is vennoot in onze dispute resolution praktijkgroep. Hij is gespecialiseerd in het vennootschaps- en contractenrecht en is een van de meest gerenommeerde litigators van België, vooral op het gebied van arbitrage.

Jean-Pierre treedt op in diverse nationale en internationale zaken, zowel in gerechtelijke als arbitrale procedures voor cliënten in onder meer de bank-, voeding- en verzekeringssector. Hij vertegenwoordigt ook overheidsinstellingen.  

Hij staat bekend om zijn rol in complexe en sterk gemediatiseerde geschillen met betrekking tot de bestuurdersaansprakelijkheid.

De afgelopen tien jaar is Jean-Pierre meerdere malen benoemd tot alleenzittend arbiter, co-arbiter of voorzitter van een arbitraal college.

Hij treedt ook op als raadsman in arbitragezaken en is een geaccrediteerd bemiddelaar (CEDR, Londen).

Toelating

Jean-Pierre Fierens is lid van de Brusselse balie sinds 1973.

Opleiding

Jean-Pierre Fierens behaalde een diploma in de rechten aan de Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL) in 1972, een Speciale Licentie Economisch recht aan de Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) (1973) en volgde in 1977 een speciale studie Fiscaal recht aan de ICHEC in Brussel. Hij heeft ook een Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) van de Columbia University (1980).

Affiliaties

Jean-Pierre Fierens was Stafhouder van de Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten bij de Balie te Brussel van 1998 tot 2000.

Hij was voorzitter van de Belgische afdeling van de Ligue pour le Droit de la Concurrence van 2000 tot 2002.

Hij was voorzitter van de Raad van een internationaal advocatenkantoor in Brussel en stond aan het hoofd van het litigation departement van datzelfde kantoor.


Office

Brussel

Languages

Nederlands, Frans en Engels.

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.