Nicolas assists in infrastructure, energy and mining projects in Sub Saharan Africa, with a focus on the Democratic Republic of Congo. Nicolas advises public and private clients on strategic and complex matters, including project finance, mergers & acquisitions and concessions.
Over the last years, Nicolas has developed significant expertise in guiding investments from the very first steps to their on-the-ground implementation. Clients appreciate Nicolas’ understanding of their needs and issues and his to-the-point and pragmatic legal advice.
Whilst being based in Brussels, Nicolas regularly travels in the DRC working alongside with our Kinshasa team.
Nicolas holds a law degree from the Université Catholique de Louvain (2015) and a LL.M from the KU Leuven (2016). He has also received a special degree in OHADA law form the Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas and Université Paris 13 (2019) .
Prior to joining Liedekerke, Nicolas has worked 5 years as an associate lawyer in renowned Belgian law firms. He joined Liedekerke in 2021.
The Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas and Université Paris 13 (Degree in OHADA Law) 2019
Catholic University of Leuven (LL.M) 2016
Université Catholique de Louvain (Master’s degree in Law) 2015
Assisted Glencore group with a set-up of an equipment financing structure for its DRC subsidiaries;
Assisted Critical Metals plc. with the investment into Molulu mining project, a Congolese copper mine, as well as the DRC law aspects of its readmission on the London Stock Exchange;
Assisted Fortescue For Future Industries in the development of the Great Inga Project;
Assisted KCB Group Plc. in the acquisition of a majority stake into Trust Merchant Bank SA, one of the largest Congolese banking institutions;
Assisted GED Africa Ltd/ GED Congo SARL in a toll road construction project between RDC and Zambia;
Assisted Paratus Group, a leading pan-African telecom group in a major telecom project in the DRC, consisting in the operation and maintenance of a 620km fibre optic network link between Muanda and Kinshasa;
Assisted PPC Barnet in the restructuring of its debt position with IFC and Trade & Development Bank;
Memberships & Admissions
Member of the Brussels Bar