Liedekerke is one of the largest independent law firms in Belgium. With more than 120 lawyers, the firm has offices in Brussels and Kigali, as well as in London and Kinshasa.

The lawyers of our international arbitration and dispute resolution practice represent clients in international arbitration proceedings governed by a wide range of applicable laws, both civil law and common law, and the team has been consistently ranked in the GAR 100.

Beyond Europe, Liedekerke has an in-depth knowledge of francophone Africa and the Great Lakes Region as well as of the Middle East and handles arbitrations for various companies and governments in these regions. The team specifically handles mining arbitrations in francophone Africa and assists clients in large engineering and construction disputes in the Middle East, as well as distribution and M&A disputes. Our lawyers have expertise in the local laws of the various regions, including OHADA, the laws of the DRC, Rwanda and Burundi, and the civil laws of Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar, Kuwait and the UAE.

Liedekerke has also been involved in some of the largest multi-jurisdiction enforcement proceedings in Belgium and abroad, in relation to both investor–state and commercial arbitration, representing sovereign states and foreign investors alike, and the team is widely recognised for its expertise in the coordination of cross-border proceedings.

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