News | December 2018
Who’s Who Legal recognizes six HVDB lawyers for their arbitration expertise
In its 2019 analysis on arbitration, Who’s Who Legal (WWL) recognized partners Bernard Hanotiau, Albert Jan van den Berg, Niuscha Bassiri, Pascal Hollander and Paul Lefebvre as leading arbitration lawyers who come highly recommended for their expertise in resolving complex international disputes. Counsel Maarten Draye is listed as a “future leader” in arbitration. With six individual nominations, Hanotiau & van den Berg emerges as one of the most highly praised law firms by clients, peers and market sources in WWL’s 2019 research.
Bernard Hanotiau is recognized as “an exceptionally well-organized and efficient arbitrator with a phenomenal practice”. Peers describe him as “a very big name in international arbitration” and hold him in high esteem as “a clear leader in the field”.
Albert Jan van den Berg receives praise as a “world-class” arbitrator and “excellent strategic lawyer” who is in high demand for some of the most significant arbitrations worldwide.
Pascal Hollander is identified as “a very good counsel and arbitrator” who is “very well regarded” for his expertise in arbitration disputes across a range of sectors. He is recommended as a “major player” in matters relating to franchising and distribution.
Paul Lefebvre is labelled “an excellent advocate” who is known for his strong experience handling both institutional and ad hoc arbitration proceedings.
Niuscha Bassiri is recognized for her exceptional practice and is praised by peers as an “excellent arbitrator with a great client manner”.
Finally, Maarten Draye stands out as “one of the go-to people in Belgium for international commercial arbitration”. He wins praise as “a professional and true arbitration leader to watch”.