Jonathan is part of the Regulatory Practice Group.
He specialises in general constitutional law & administrative law, with a focus on public litigation. He has worked on numerous proceedings before the Constitutional Court, the Council of State and civil courts, as well as before the European Court of Human rights. He works both for public and private entities.
Jonathan also works on regulatory aspects relating to investment projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo and has worked on international arbitration cases relating to the Congolese mining sector.
Jonathan has also assisted clients on international investment law issues and foreign investments structuring.
After his studies in Belgium, Jonathan obtained a LL.M. in Public International Law at the University of Cambridge in 2020, receiving a First-Class degree.
He has been a research & teaching assistant in Constitutional Law at Université Saint-Louis since 2021 and is a member of the Centre Interdisciplinaire de recherches en droit constitutionnel et administratif (CIRC). Notably, he was heard in 2022 among a panel of experts by a parliamentary commission of the Belgian House of Representatives and Senate on the future of Belgian Federalism.
Jonathan joined Liedekerke in 2020.
Catholic University of Louvain (Master’s degree in law - Summa Cum Laude) 2019
Assisting the Brussels Region before the European Court of Human Rights, the Constitutional Court, the Council of State, and several Civil courts in the context of the air traffic nuisances in the vicinity of the Zaventem airport.
Assisting several clients on challenging a prisoner swap international treaty concluded by Belgium with Iran before Civil courts and the Constitutional Court.
Representation of a leading state-owned mining company in a major dispute (ICC arbitration) with a Chinese group regarding the payment of a doorstep (pas de porte) based on complex geological definitions in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Assisted various clients on foreign investments in the Democratic Republic of Congo (special economic zones and international investment law issues)
Assisted the Brussels Region on a new legislative bill creating an administrative settlement procedure in case of minor environmental offences.
Assisted Engie/Electrabel on nuclear decommissioning and nuclear waste management
Assisted a major railway company on the new hyperpeak fare imposed on high-speed train by the Regulatory Body for Railway Transport and for Brussels Airport Operations
Assisted several banks before the Constitutional Court to challenge new taxes imposed on the banking sector
Assisted several clients on the legality of market practices
Memberships & Admissions
Member of the Brussels Bar
Member of the Centre Interdisciplinaire de recherches en droit constitutionnel et administratif (CIRC) of the Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles (since 2021)
Research & Teaching Assistant in Constitutional Law at Université Saint-Louis