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 is a partner at Hanotiau & van den Berg in Brussels. Since 2007, he has built up a solid track record advising and representing clients before arbitral tribunals and state courts, including in proceedings for the enforcement and setting aside of arbitral awards. For nearly a decade, he has also sat as arbitrator, with experience as sole, presiding and party-appointed arbitrator as well as emergency arbitrator.

Maarten Draye has been involved in over 60 international arbitration proceedings governed by different substantive and procedural laws under a variety of arbitration rules (ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, ICSID, SCC, SWISS, CEPANI, CRCICA, Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and OHADA) as well as ad hoc. His experience spans various fields and industries, including 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.

Maarten Draye regularly speaks and publishes on current arbitration-related topics. He co-authored and -edited the leading English language treatise on arbitration in Belgium (Arbitration in Belgium – A Practitioner’s Guide, Kluwer Law International, 2016). He is co-editor in chief of b-Arbitra, the Belgian review of arbitration.

In addition to his legal work, Maarten Draye represents CEPANI in UNCITRAL Working Group II on dispute settlement (Vienna/ New York) and Belgium at the ICC Commission on Arbitration & ADR.

Maarten Draye has been referred to by clients and peers as “one of the foremost young arbitration practitioners in Belgium” (WWL 2021). He has been ranked as a “future leader” by Who’s Who Legal for several years and was recognized as a “rising star” in the category “best arbitrators” for Belgium (Leaders League 2020). 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) with “the knowledge and experience to be one of the next leaders in international arbitration” (WWL 2020). Maarten Draye is further recommended for “his sharp legal mind, his pragmatic approach, his responsiveness and his punchy written submissions” (GAR, Sept 2019)