Herman LEMAIRE

Partner
Herman LEMAIRE

PRACTICE AREAS

Corporate
Commercial
African Business law (Click to get more infos in pdf)

EDUCATION

1973: Complementary year in Economic law, management, accounting, statistics, Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL)
1972: Master in Law, Université Catholique de Louvain

LANGUAGES

French, English, Dutch, German (basic), Spanish (basic)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Member of the Brussels Bar
Member of the BCECC (Belgian-Chinese Economic and Commercial Council)
Member of the CBL-ACP (Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, Belgium-Luxembourg-Africa-Caribbean-Pacific)

MARKET RECOGNITION

Herman Lemaire is recommended by Chambers and Partners as a top tier overseas specialist in corporate and commercial law for the Democratic Republic of Congo (since 2006).

Herman LEMAIRE - Partner

Herman Lemaire heads the Africa practice group. He provides support in the negotiation and drafting of all kinds of agreements relating to domestic and international transactions.   As a corporate lawyer dealing with mergers and acquisitions, Herman advises clients on legal audits, the negotiation and drafting of shareholders, share purchase and joint ventures agreements, as well as all ancillary agreements linked to these transactions. He also assists and represents clients in composition procedures and acts as a liquidator of companies. He often represents clients in arbitration proceedings. Since many years, Herman’s international activities mainly focus on legal affairs in Central Africa countries in the bank, steel, energy supply, mining, telecom, real estate, commercial and transport sectors. He acts as legal adviser to various private and public operators as well as liquidator of banking companies in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Herman actively takes part to the privatization process of DRC state owned enterprises, notably in the transport and mining sectors. He often stays in Kinshasa, working in team with our local permanent corresponding office, Lubala & Associés. Herman is the author and co-author of articles on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, distributorships and African business law.  He was a speaker at conferences on Belgian corporate law and Congolese business law.

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES, PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCES

Key publications
«Les incitants aux investissements privés en République du Cameroun », in Revue "Perspectives"​ CBL-ACP (premier trimestre 2017)

« L’assurance ‘vit’ en République Démocratique du Congo » avec Herman Lemaire, revue “Perspectives" (CBL ACP), deuxième trimestre 2016

« Evolution récente du droit des affaires en RDC » (2013)
« Investing in the Democratic Republic of Congo » (2011)
« Etat des lieux du droit congolais des affaires - Constat, perspective et espoir » (2005)
Fusions et acquisitions: les étapes et les points clés juridiques

Conferences
Speaker at conferences on Belgian corporate law and Congolese business law

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