Sophie Jacmain

Portrait of Sophie
Sophie Jacmain specialises in litigation and arbitration, with a particular focus on banking, corporate, real estate and general commercial disputes. She also has extensive experience in insolvency, out-of-court and in-court restructuring proceedings, having acted for a number of years as a trustee in bankruptcy for the Brussels Business Court.
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She is often appointed by the courts as an administrator to help restructure companies in financial difficulty.

  • What others say

    Sophie has been listed in various editions of legal directories as a leading individual in the fields of Insolvency & Restructuring and Dispute Resolution.

    • The Legal 500 2023: ‘Sophie Jacmain is definitely a market leader in this field. Smart, a very good technician, and keeps very good contact with clients.’
    • Chambers Europe 2022: 'Perfect combination of legal expertise and knowledge of economics,' which allows her to take a 'pragmatic and solution-minded approach.' 
    • The Legal 500 2022: ‘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.’
  • Ancillary functions

    Sophie is a lecturer in restructuring and insolvency at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and at the Ateliers des FUCaM (ATMS) – UCLouvain FUCaM Mons (post graduate certificate for crisis managers). Her expertise in insolvency, restructuring and secured transactions is also evidenced by her involvement in the reform of the Belgian Insolvency Code (which entered into force in May 2018) as an expert for the Minister of Justice. She sits on the steering committee of the Belgian Turnaround Association (BeTA).

    Furthermore, she has been appointed to various editorial boards over the years, such as the Revue de droit Commercial Belge, Privilèges et Hypothèques and Revue Pratique des Sociétés. She is a regular speaker at seminars on both insolvency and litigation and is the author of several publications in these areas.

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