specialises in dispute resolution (including arbitration and proceedings before the Belgian Supreme Court), contract law, tort law and private international law.
He mainly acts in major judicial proceedings and arbitration cases and advises clients on complex questions in his various areas of practice.
He is a member of the group of experts appointed by the Minister of Justice to recodify the law of obligations and contracts.
Rafaël Jafferali is a Professor for the Chair of Law of Obligations at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and Affiliated Senior Researcher at the KU Leuven.
He is the author of numerous publications in the areas of contract law, tort law and private international law, including a PhD thesis on the theme of retrospectivity in contract law. His publications can be downloaded on the website DI-Fusion of the ULB.
Rafaël Jafferali is a member of the editorial committee of Journal des Tribunaux, of Revue de droit commercial, of Revue générale de droit civil, and of Répertoire pratique de droit belge. He is a member of CEPANI40 and of the Belgian group of Association Henri Capitant.
He received the Paul Foriers Prize (2001), the René Marcq Prize (2003), the Medal of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (2003), the Jean-Jacques Boels Prize (2008), Joseph Helsen Prize (2014), the Lucien Campion Prize (2014) and the prize awarded by Revue critique de jurisprudence belge (2015).
Rafaël Jafferali is recognised as a Future Leader in Litigation and Arbitration by Who’s Who Legal. Rafaël is ranked as a Next Generation Partner by The Legal 500, where clients recognise his “excellent knowledge and understanding of the most complex legal issues. He approaches them from a practical angle, not purely theoretical”.
- Professional training of the Bar of Cassation (2015)
- Ph.D. in Law (ULB) in 2014
- Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) (Law, 2003)
- Admitted to the Brussels Bar in 2003