Hanotiau & van den Berg


News | June 2016


    by HVDB - 03.06.2016

    Niuscha Bassiri and Maarten Draye are very pleased to announce the release of their book Arbitration in Belgium – A Practitioner’s Guide.

    Since the adoption of a new arbitration law in 2013, Belgium is a UNCITRAL Model Law country. The book, which will feature in Kluwer’s “country series”, is the first comprehensive treatise in English to provide practical guidance to arbitration practitioners, in-house counsel, and judges on how to conduct arbitrations in Belgium under this new regime. To facilitate its use, it is structured as an article-by-article commentary on the 2013 Law, addressing the following aspects of each article:

    - the purpose of the provision;

    - comparison with the UNCITRAL Model Law on Commercial Arbitration;

    - party autonomy;

    - issues of costs; and

    - the interplay with the rules of other major arbitration institutions and the New York Convention.

    The core of each article commentary is an in-depth analysis that provides recommendations to practitioners and judges. This analysis goes beyond the contents of the commented article and deals with related issues that are not addressed expressly in the Belgian arbitration law, but may be of relevance for issues covered in the provision in question. It further guides the reader to relevant Belgian case law and doctrine and the practices of CEPANI, the Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation.

    In addition to contributions from editors Niuscha Bassiri and Maarten Draye, the book also features contributions from Professor Olivier Caprasse (Hanotiau & van den Berg, Universities of Liège and Brussels), Professor Maud Piers (University of Ghent), Erica Stein (Special Counsel – Dechert, Brussels) and Caroline Verbruggen (Judge at the Court of First Instance of Brussels).

    The book is published by Kluwer Law International. It can be consulted online at www.kluwerarbitration.com

    It is available for purchase at: http://www.wklawbusiness.com/store/products/arbitration-belgium-practitioner-s-guide-prod-9041152253/hardcover-item-1-9041152253