Julien Degrooff is part of our International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Practice.
Julien assists clients in complex multi-jurisdictional litigations and international arbitrations, primarily in the areas of energy, distribution and corporate disputes.
Julien has represented clients in arbitrations involving financial statement and fraud analysis, regulatory issues in the pharmaceutical sector in the EMEA region, and complex financial and geological issues in the mining sector in the DRC. Julien has also represented a sovereign State in Belgian enforcement proceedings raising novel issues in Belgian law.
Julien holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Political Science from the Université Saint Louis (USL 2016) and a Master of Laws from the University of Louvain (UCL 2018) where he graduated summa cum laude. His Master Thesis was awarded the PwC Chair in Tax Law Award. He studied as an exchange student at the McGeorge School of Law of Sacramento, California (2017).
Julien joined Liedekerke in 2018.
Catholic University of Louvain (Master’s degree in Law) 2018
Université Saint Louis (Bachelor’s degree in Law) 2016
Université Saint Louis (Bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences) 2016
Representing the Republic of Kazakhstan in Belgian exequatur proceedings against investors attempting to enforce a US$500m arbitral award in Belgium.
Representing the Republic of Kazakhstan in Belgian and English proceedings, after the Bank of New York Mellon (BNYM) froze approximately US$22bn in assets of the National Fund of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as a result of a third party garnishment order obtained by investors attempting to enforce an arbitral award against Kazakhstan in Belgium.
Representing a major Congolese mining company in three multi-million ICC arbitrations over the performance of joint-venture agreements regarding the exploitation of mines in the DRC.
Representing a UAE healthcare company in a multi-million ICC arbitration over the performance of a distribution agreement regarding the distribution in the Middle-East of pharmaceutical products manufactured by a Russian company.
Associate Julien Degroof is “very smart, can recall every minute detail and is great at contextualising the issue at hand”. – GAR 100, 15th Edition
Memberships & Admissions
Member of the Brussels Bar