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Herman Lemaire is a partner in the Corporate practice group and at the African Desk. He works at the Brussels office.
Herman focuses on general commercial law, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and restructuring in both international and domestic fields.
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.
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 in the transport and mining sectors.
As a member of our African Desk, he often stays in Kinshasa, working in team with our local permanent corresponding office, Lubala & Associés.
Before joining De Wolf & Partners, Herman was a partner with Coppens, van Ommeslaghe & Faurès (prior to 2000), Coudert Brothers (2000-2005) and DLA Piper (2005-2011).
Herman is a member of CBL-ACP (Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, Belgium-Luxembourg-Africa-Carribean-Pacific) and of the BCECC (Belgian-Chinese Economic and Commercial Council).
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.
From 2006 to date, Herman was recommended by Chamber and Partners, together with Francis Goffin, as a top tiers overseas’ specialist for the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Law degree, Université Catholique de Louvain, 1972