Hanotiau & van den Berg is a boutique law firm with a particular focus on international arbitration. The firm was founded in 2001 and is widely regarded as the first boutique law firm of its kind. Since its formation, it has fulfilled its aim of becoming an international leader in the field. The firm and its lawyers are consistently top-ranked by various legal directories.
Hanotiau & van den Berg’s lawyers regularly act as arbitrator or counsel in some of the world’s most high value, complex and innovative international arbitrations. Their wealth of experience in the field of international arbitration is considered to be unparalleled. The firm has vast experience in handling cases under all major institutional rules and on an ad hoc basis, spanning the governmental and private sectors and numerous industries. With its recent presence in Singapore, the firm has further expanded its global reach towards South-East Asia.
The firm’s practice also includes domestic arbitration and litigation as well as advice on non-contentious matters. It is one of the very few firms able to provide representation before the Belgian Supreme Court.
The firm’s size and independence enables it to avoid conflicts of interest while maintaining a truly international reach. Another key factor in its success is the diversity of its lawyers’ legal expertise. It is home to lawyers from a wide variety of common law and civil law backgrounds, able to provide advice in a number of languages.