Jean-Pierre Fierens specialises in corporate and contract law. Over the past 10 years he has been appointed numerous times as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator or chairman of an arbitral tribunal as well by institutions in ad hoc arbitration proceedings. He also acts as counsel in arbitration matters. He is an Accredited Mediator at the CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution).

Mr Fierens was President of the Dutch-speaking Bar Council of Brussels from 1998 until 2000. He was admitted to the Brussels Bar in 1973 and holds a Master of Laws degree (LLM) from Columbia University (1980).

Before becoming one of the founding partners of Strelia in 2013, Jean-Pierre Fierens had been a partner in the Brussels office of Stibbe since 1986. He chaired the board of Stibbe and was the head of the litigation department at Stibbe Brussels.

Mr Fierens has published numerous articles on arbitration-related topics and has often been invited as a speaker at conferences.

He is listed as a ‘leading lawyer’ in the main international directories for dispute resolution.