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Hakim Boularbah

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Practice Areas

Hakim Boularbah specialises in the field of complex and international dispute resolution. His practice covers civil and corporate litigation and arbitration, especially where it presents an urgent or cross-border dimension. Hakim is one of the most renowned specialists of collective redress. He is currently defending the first class actions and follow-on actions brought in Belgium. He also has an extensive practice in enforcement of foreign judgments or awards (especially against sovereigns) and in obtaining interim reliefs and protective measures or resisting to them. Hakim also often acts as arbitrator or counsel in international commercial arbitration.


Hakim started his career at the Brussels Bar in 1996. He worked at Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick between 2003 until 2018 and joined the Litigation and Risk Management department of Loyens Loeff early 2019.

Professional Memberships

Professor of Civil Procedure at Liege Faculty of Law, Member of Scientific Committee of the Belgian Commercial Law Journal, Member of IBA, CEPANI and IAI.


Hakim is the author of numerous books and publications on civil procedure, private international law and arbitration law. His most recent publications concerns the enforcement of arbitral awards in Belgium, an overview of the first case law on class actions, expert declarations in civil proceedings.