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Hubert André-Dumont has over 35 years of legal experience. His practice focuses on commercial law, company law, real estate and construction law, and in particular on mining (including extensive experience in francophone Africa), corporate governance, real estate finance and mergers and acquisitions. Hubert has published extensively on international business and mining law issues, including on Congolese mining and corporate law issues and international construction matters, also covering the FIDIC form of engineering and construction contract. Hubert became a member of the Brussels Bar (French) in 1982 after receiving a Lic. Jur. law degree from the Université Catholique de Louvain. He also holds a master’s degree in commercial law from the University of Bristol, England (1985). Hubert completed the Advanced Leadership Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in Chicago in 2009. He is fluent in French, English and Dutch, and has a passive knowledge of German and Spanish. Hubert is co-chair of the Mining Law Committee of the International Bar Association. He is also active in the charity sector, where he is an officer of various NGOs. Hubert is regularly recommended by law directories such as The Legal 500 (EMEA's section on Belgium in the categories ‘Corporate and M&A’ and 'Real Estate') and Chambers and Partners (as an M&A and mining law expert for the Democratic Republic of Congo). Recent representative cases • Advising a Chinese listed mining company in a planned investment in a multi-mineral deposit in Gabon; • Advising a Chinese listed mining company on issues in relation to its investment in a copper and cobalt world class mining operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo; • Advising a Canadian listed company on various issues related to a gold mine project in the Democratic Republic of Congo; • Advising investors on the acquisition of diversified real estate assets in Belgium; • Advising a UK listed fire protection company, as joint borrower with its Belgian subsidiary, in the negotiation and closing of a multi-million multicurrency credit facility from a major City bank, involving a security package at the level of its UK, Dutch and Belgian group companies. Recent representative publications • Author, "RD Congo - Nouvelle loi sur la sous-traitance", http://www.institut-idef.org/REGARD-RD-Congo-Nouvelle-loi-sur.html Revue du Droit des Affaires en Afrique, September 2017; • Author, "Nouvelle loi sur la sous-traitance", http://media.mcguirewoods.com/publications/2017/Nouvelle-loi-sur-la-sous-traitance.pdf CBL-ACP Perspectives, April - May – June 2017; • Author, "Le régime incitatif du Code Minier de la RDC en voie de perdition?", [The DR Congo Mining Code incentives on their way to perdition?], CBL-ACP Magazine, April – May – June 2015; • Contributor, "New Public Procurement Rules in the EU", International Construction Law Review, pp. 404-409, July 2014; • Contributor (since 2004), "Belgium in the World Bank/IFC Reports – Getting Credit", http://www.doingbusiness.org/data/exploreeconomies/belgium Doing Business 2019 - Comparing Regulations in 190 Countries, October 2018. Recent conferences • 7 December 2018: "Mining Codes – Purposes and Principles", University of Liège Erasmus Mundus; • 13 November 2018: "Mining Permitting Process in the EU", EU Commission Raw Materials Week 2018; • 27 June 2018: "DRC – The capture of the Mining Code", World Association of Mining Lawyers 2018 Annual Conference; • 23 June 2017: (Session Chair) "Responsible Supply of Africa-originated metals and minerals – Issues and Guidelines", Investing in Africa International Bar Association 2017 Conference; • 19 September 2016: (Session Chair) "Trade of Minerals and Conflict Minerals: Its impact on the Industries", International Bar Association 2016 Annual Conference.

Hubert André-Dumont

Hubert André-Dumont

 

Hubert

 

André-Dumont

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+32 2 629 4260

HAndredumont@akd.eu

 

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Banking & Finance; Corporate / M&A; Real Estate & Construction

 

 

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