Hanotiau & Van den Berg

Dispute Resolution Department

Belgium
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What the team is known for

Market-leading arbitration boutique with renowned expertise in international arbitration. Exceptionally strong group of arbitrators acting on large-scale cross-border disputes, representing clients as arbitration counsel, as well as sitting as arbitrators on complex cases. Additionally able to assist with Supreme Court litigation.

Strengths

Interviewees describe the lawyers as being "in their own league because they have so much experience" in arbitration.

Another source adds that the team is composed of "very dynamic, excellent and active lawyers."

Notable practitioners

Albert Jan Van den Berg acts on commercial arbitration proceedings relating to finance, infrastructure, energy, technology and telecommunications. Sources remark that "he is very efficient" and value his ability to suggest compromises.

Bernard Hanotiau is a highly experienced international arbitrator and has an esteemed reputation in Belgium. One interviewee notes that he is "an excellent arbitrator," while another lauds his expertise in the field and adds that "he has seen everything."

Pascal Hollander is described by an interviewee as "very conscientious, well prepared and diplomatic." The source adds that "he always stays calm and on track." He primarily focuses on domestic and cross-border arbitration.

Founding partner Paul Lefebvre assists with commercial litigation and is admitted to the Belgian Supreme Court. He also handles arbitration mandates. Interviewees describe him as "a very calm and good lawyer."