Steve Griess

Steve Griess (Lic. Jur. ULB, 2005, Advanced Master in European Law 2006, Institute for European studies) has been practicing law at the French-speaking Brussels Bar since 2006. He has worked in various major law firms based in Brussels, as member and then head of their litigation/arbitration practice groups. His daily practice focuses on private law and commercial litigation, both at national and international level. He has gained extensive experience in distribution (franchising, agency, and distributorship agreements), real estate, contract and liability law and enforcement law. Steve Griess has been involved in several arbitration cases and is currently completing a mediation training. He also works as an assistant professor at Brussels University (ULB) since 2007.

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  • Author of the book “La loi du 27 juillet 1961 relative à la concession de vente exclusive à durée indéterminée. Chronique de jurisprudence (1997-2007)”, Les dossiers du Journal des Tribunaux, 2008, together with J-P Fierens, A. Mottet Haugaard and T. Faelli, 134 p.
  • Currently finishing an article on the interference between the rules governing the franchising and the commercial lease.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Member of the French-speaking Brussels Bar.
  • Holmes Kirby (Brussels): partner since April 2014
  • Strelia (Brussels): senior associate from January 2013 to April 2014.
  • Tossens & Associés (Brussels): senior associate from November 2011 to January 2013
  • Stibbe (Brussels): trainee and then associate from August 2006 to November 2011.


  • 2006 : Institut for European Studies (ULB- Belgium): European Master Law Degree (Magna cum laude).
  • 2005: Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium): Law Degree (« Licencié en droit » magna cum laude).


  • Teaching assistant at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) since 2007.
  • Member of CEPANI 40.
  • Ongoing civil and commercial mediation training

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