Sophie Jacmain specialises in litigation and arbitration, in particular, banking, corporate, real estate and general commercial disputes. Sophie also has extensive experience in insolvency and out of court or in court restructuring proceedings, having served as a trustee in bankruptcy for the Brussels Business Court for a number of years. She is an assistant lecturer in these fields at the University of Brussels (ULB) and at the Ateliers des FUCaM (ATMS) – UCLouvain FUCaM Mons (post graduate certificate for crisis managers). She is appointed as administrator by Courts to assist in the restructuring of enterprises in financial difficulties.
Her expertise in insolvency, restructuring and secured transactions is evidenced by her recent involvement in the reform of the Belgian Insolvency Code (entered into force in May 2018 ) as expert for the Minister of Justice and her appointment since years to various editorial boards, such as the Revue de droit Commercial Belge, Privilèges et Hypothèques, Revue Pratique des Sociétés.
She regularly speaks at seminars both in the fields of insolvency and litigation and is an author of several publications in these areas.
Sophie has been named as Leading Individual in Insolvency & Restructuring and in Dispute Resolution in various legal directories editions.
- In the 2022 edition of Chambers Europe she is lauded by one client for offering a "perfect combination of legal expertise and knowledge of economics," which allows her to take a "pragmatic and solution-minded approach."
- In the 2022 edition of The Legal 500 she receives praise as well: ‘Sophie Jacmain and Stan Brijs are exceptional as they are talented dispute attorneys and manage the NautaDutilh dispute resolution team as a team.’; ‘Sophie Jacmain is clearly on the top of the hill. Fully involved, very well balanced, deep knowledge of the insolvency practitioners in Belgium.’