News | September 2021
LEADERS LEAGUE 2021 RECOGNIZES HVDB AS THE ONLY LAW FIRM IN BELGIUM TO BE RANKED AS ‘LEADING’ IN INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION, ITS HIGHEST TIER
In its 2021 International Arbitration Ranking, Leaders League has identified HVDB as the only law firm to attain the highest ranking tier within the category of “best law firms in Belgium for international arbitration 2021”. Leaders League recognized five HVDB partners, Bernard Hanotiau, Albert Jan van den Berg, Paul Lefebvre, Pascal Hollander, and Niuscha Bassiri, as Leading practitioners in Belgium.
In its 2021 Commercial Litigation Rankings, Leaders League has distinguished partners Pascal Hollander, Paul Lefebvre, and Pierre Vermeire as Highly Recommended practitioners in Belgium.
Hanotiau & van den Berg turns 20
20 years ago on 1 September 2021, Bernard Hanotiau, Professor Albert Jan van den Berg, Paul Lefebvre and Pascal Hollander set up the very first boutique law firm dedicated to arbitration and litigation. The founding partners’ visionary approach to dispute resolution services has turned out to be a resounding success. Since its inception, members of the firm have been involved as arbitrators and counsel in hundreds of cases, a lot of them high profile ones, both before Belgian and Dutch courts as well as in international commercial and investment arbitrations.
Hanotiau & van den Berg wants to sincerely thank our clients and peers for the trust during these years, as well as our staff – past and present – who have made these achievements possible. We look forward to continuing on this path in the future, which looks bright. In keeping with our tradition of promoting homegrown talent, we are very pleased to announce today also the promotion of Juan Camilo Jiménez-Valencia and Pratyush Panjwani to senior associate.