Hanotiau & van den Berg


News | October 2017

  • Who’s Who Legal recognizes six HVDB lawyers for their expertise in Arbitration and Litigation

    by HVDB - 30.10.2017

    In October 2017, Who’s Who Legal (WWL) released its comprehensive guide of experts in the Arbitration (2018) and Litigation (2017) markets. Several of HVDB’s Partners and lawyers have been recognised by WWL in the latest editions of this guide.

    Bernard Hanotiau was listed in WWL Arbitration and described as “world-famous” and “one of the very best in the space”. Sources noted that “he’s incredibly active in the field and there is a reason for that – the quality of his work is exceptionally impressive”. Professor Hanotiau was in addition praised as a Thought Leader.

    Albert Jan van den Berg was listed in WWL Arbitration and described as “a top arbitration specialist” and “highly respected for his brilliant work across a range of sectors including IT, pharmaceuticals and mining”. Professor van den Berg was similarly recognized as a Thought Leader.

    Pascal Hollander was listed in both WWL Arbitration and Litigation and described as “well known for his work as both counsel and arbitrator and highly recommended for his work in the field”. Sources note that Mr. Hollander has “a well-established arbitration practice and draws praise for his expert handling of high-stakes disputes”. Mr. Hollander was nominated as a Thought Leader in Arbitration.

    Paul Lefebvre was listed in both WWL Arbitration and Litigation and described as “among the very best arbitrators in the region” and “highly sought after by clients for his long-standing expertise in both institutional and ad hoc proceedings”.

    Niuscha Bassiri was listed in WWL Arbitration and described as “a star in the international commercial and investment arbitration space” and “the best in Belgium”. Ms. Bassiri is “strongly recommended for her impressive work on commercial and investment arbitrations as both counsel and arbitrator. Ms. Bassiri was also recognized as a Thought Leader in Arbitration.

    Maarten Draye was nominated in WWL’s Arbitration as a Future Leader (non-partners).

  • Pascal Hollander continues as Vice-Chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee

    by HVDB - 26.10.2017

    During its annual gathering in Sydney in October 2017, the International Bar Association (IBA) Arbitration Committee announced its slate of officers for 2018. Pascal Hollander will continue to serve as vice-chair. The IBA Arbitration Committee focuses on laws, practice and procedures relating to the arbitration of transnational disputes through conferences, publications and projects. Previously, in 2015-2016, Pascal Hollander chaired the IBA Sub-Committee on Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards where he led a comparative study on ‘public policy‘ (2015) and a comparative study on ‘non-arbitrability’ (2016) as defenses to the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards under the New York Convention.

    In the October/November 2017 issue of the IBA’s E-magazine Global Insight , Pascal Hollander is one of the specialists interviewed for the article “International arbitration: a time of change”.

  • Paul Lefebvre Ranked as Leading Individual in Legal 500

    by HVDB - 20.10.2017

    Legal 500 recognizes Paul Lefebvre as a leading individual for dispute resolution in Belgium, ranking him in the top category, Band 1, in its 2017 rankings. Amongst others, Paul Lefebvre is currently representing Facebook in a court case against the Belgian Privacy Commission concerning its use of cookies. He also defends the Russian Federation in enforcement proceedings of an arbitral award brought by the former shareholders of former Russian Yukos Oil Company under the New York Convention.

    Paul Lefebvre is one of twenty attorneys admitted to practice before the Belgian Supreme Court.