Dirk De Meulemeester


DIRK DE MEULEMEESTER has been practicing dispute resolution for over 15 years, in both national and international commercial arbitration, acting as counsel or arbitrator (co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator or presiding arbitrator) in over fifty arbitration proceedings, administered (incl. ICC, Swiss Rules, ICSID, CEPANI, WIPO) and ad hoc, governed by various procedural and substantive laws, both civil law and common law (incl. English and Swiss), and by international law. His areas of specialization include joint venture, share purchase, M&A, sales, agency, distribution, IT, construction, energy, the pharmaceutical sector and investment arbitration.

Mr. De Meulemeester is a lawyer at the bar of Ghent and Paris and managing partner at Lexlitis law firm with offices in Ghent, Brussels, Antwerp, Liège and Paris. He is the Chairman of CEPANI (The Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation) and visiting professor at the University of Ghent. Mr. De Meulemeester is also a substitute judge at the Commercial Court of Ghent and was a member of the task force which drafted the 2013 new Belgian arbitration law.