Hanotiau & van den Berg

Maarten Draye

Maarten Draye

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Partner - Admitted in Brussels

maarten.draye@hvdb.com T: +32 (0)2 290 39 00 F: +32 (0)2 290 39 39

Maarten Draye specializes in complex litigation and arbitration. A member of the Brussels Bar, he advises and represents clients before arbitral tribunals and state courts, including in proceedings for the enforcement and setting aside of arbitral awards. He further acts as arbitrator and has experience as secretary to arbitral tribunals. His experience spans various fields and industries, including inter alia aviation, biochemistry, BITs, construction, distributorship & agency, fair trade practices, banking & finance, intellectual property, investments, joint ventures, post-mergers & acquisitions, real estate, sales & services, and telecommunication. He has been involved in more than 60 arbitration proceedings with seat in different jurisdictions and under a variety of arbitration rules (ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, ICSID, SCC, SWISS, CEPANI, CRCICA and OHADA) as well as ad hoc.

Maarten regularly speaks and publishes on arbitration-related topics. He co-authored and -edited a treatise on arbitration in Belgium (Arbitration in Belgium – A Practitioner’s Guide, Kluwer Law International, 2016). He teaches arbitration at the Brussels Bar School.

Peers and clients refer to him as “one of the go-to people in Belgium for international commercial arbitration” and “a professional and true arbitration leader to watch” (WWL 2019), highlighting his “broad experience on both sides of the bench, as counsel, sole arbitrator and as secretary sitting with the greats of his firm” (WWL 2017). Maarten further received praise as “a well-established counsel in international arbitration and an ‘outstanding young arbitrator’” (GAR, 25/5/2017).

In addition to his legal work, Maarten represents Belgium at the ICC Commission on Arbitration & ADR, serves as chairman of the Alumni & Friends of the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary (AFSIA) and is part of the CEPANI40 Steering Committee. He is a member of the LCIA and CEPANI, representing the latter at the UNCITRAL Working Group II on dispute settlement in Vienna and New York.