Geoffrey DELIÉGE
Geoffrey DELIÉGEavo­cat / Attorney-at-Law, Member of the Belgian Bar

Geof­frey is an expe­rien­ced lawyer who is fre­quent­ly ins­truc­ted to appear in the various Belgian courts to represent inter­na­tio­nal and Belgian clients. He has a broad civil and com­mer­cial prac­tice, cove­ring a wide range of busi­ness liti­ga­tion with a par­ti­cu­lar empha­sis on Distribution Contracts and inter­na­tio­nal mat­ters.

He read Law at the Université catho­lique de Louvain (Belgium) and at the Università di Bologna (Italy), gra­dua­ting with great honours in 2004.

He pleads in (1) French but he also speaks fluent­ly (2) Italian and (3) English, has a wor­king know­ledge of (4) Dutch (and also has some acquain­tance with (5) Spanish and (6) Romanian). His eve­ry­day prac­tice encom­passes cases where pro­cee­dings, com­mu­ni­ca­tions or evi­dence are in Dutch, Italian or English.

Geoffrey was Chairman of the Free Conference of the Young Verviers Bar (2013 – 2015). He was also elec­ted to the Verviers Bar Council (in 2011 – 2012, 2014 – now) and is a Board Member of various Bar Commissions (ICT, Young Bar, Legal Aid) in which he deals with various ICT mat­ters.

Rentrée solen­nelle du Barreau de Verviers, 2015.

Curriculum

Degrees

  • Licentiate in Law magna cum laude [i.e. LL.M. with great honours] Catholic University of Louvain UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 1999 – 2004
  • Erasmus, University of Bologna, sum­ma cum laude, 2004
  • Italian at advan­ced level (Università degli Studi di Bologna, Italie, 2004)

Languages

  • French : mother tongue
  • Italian : fluent
  • English : fluent
  • Dutch : wor­king know­ledge
  • Spanish : some know­ledge
  • Romanian : some know­ledge

Memberships

  • Verviers Bar Council (Conseil de l’Ordre): Board Member (2011−2012 ; 2014 – 2016),
  • Verviers Young Bar Association (Jeune Barreau de Verviers): Chairman (2013−2015) and Board Member (2007 – 2015),
  • Verviers” Legal Aid Office (Commission du Bureau d’aide juri­dique): Board Member (2008−2014),
  • Verviers Bar ICT Commission (2007−2015): Chairman (2015−2016).