van Cutsem Wittamer Marnef & Partners​ Herman Lemaire

Herman Lemaire

Partner

hle@vancutsem.be

van Cutsem Wittamer Marnef & Partners​ Herman Lemaire

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.

He is recommanded by Chambers and Partners as  A TOP TIER OVERSEAS SPECIALIST IN CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL LAW FOR THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (since 2006).