News | December 2016
Who’s Who Legal – Future Leaders
In December 2016, Who’s Who Legal for the first time released a list of Future Leaders, featuring partners and non-partners aged 45 or under who are considered to be the future leaders of the international legal community.
In Future Leaders – Arbitration 2017, Who’s Who Legal noted that “the two name partners of Hanotiau & van den Berg are internationally renowned in this sector” adding that “their colleagues in this edition share their reputation for quality.”
Among partners, Niuscha Bassiri was not only nominated as a future leader, but ranked as one the Most Highly Regarded Individuals by her clients and peers. Who’s Who Legal describes Bassiri as “‘a personable, responsive and innovative arbitration specialist’ who is praised for her ‘clever and sophisticated advocacy’”.
In the non-partners category, Maarten Draye received a nomination as future leader. According to Who’s Who Legal, Draye “‘has done a lot of good work’ and has ‘broad experience on both sides of the bench, as counsel, sole arbitrator and as secretary sitting with the greats of his firm’.”
Additional information on the Who’s Who Legal Future Leaders – Arbitration 2017 can be found at: http://whoswholegal.com/news/specials/article/33571/future-leaders-arbitration-2017-analysis/
Emily Hay, Eric van Eyken and Véronique van den Berg received an Honourable Mention
On 12 December 2016, Emily Hay, Eric van Eyken and Véronique van den Berg, associates at HVDB, received an Honourable Mention at the second edition of the Young Arbitrator’s Match in Paris. The Young Arbitrators Match is “the first and only competition which provides young arbitration practitioners with an opportunity to draft an arbitral award based on a set of facts and an exchange of written submissions between two parties to a dispute, in similar conditions to a real life arbitration.” The Honourable Mention was not initially planned, but was decided to be provided due to the jury’s high appreciation of the award drafted by the named HVDB associates, deserving more than just a mention. More information with regard to the winners of the Young Arbitration Match can be found at: https://www.pvyap.org/single-post/2016/12/13/YAM-2016-Results