News | May 2022
WHO’S WHO LEGAL 2022 GLOBAL GUIDE RECOGNIZES EIGHT HVDB LAWYERS FOR THEIR EXPERTISE IN ARBITRATION
In its 2022 Guide, Who’s Who Legal (WWL), recommended eight of the firm’s lawyers as leaders in international arbitration. Partners Bernard Hanotiau and Albert Jan van den Berg were once more singled out as Global Elite Thought Leaders in international arbitration. Partners Paul Lefebvre, Pascal Hollander, Niuscha Bassiri and Maarten Draye are each Recommended as Arbitration Global Leaders. Partner Iuliana Iancu, together with counsel Emily Hay, were each ranked as Arbitration Future Leaders.
Bernard Hanotiau is considered by his peers and clients as “[o]ne of the best presiding arbitrators around”, who is “very efficient and knowledgeable”, according to sources, who highlight his “vast experience of complex arbitrations”.
Albert Jan van den Berg is respected as “one of the biggest names on the international circuit” and “one of the leading arbitrators in the world”. He is “highly recommended for his investment and commercial arbitration expertise”.
Niuscha Bassiri is “a very smart and hard-working lawyer” and “a brilliant arbitrator” who “displays excellent judgment”.
Pascal Hollander is identified by his peers and clients as “the top arbitrator in the field” who is known to be “a sensible, creative and very poised professional”.
Paul Lefebvre is recommended by his peers and clients as an “an excellent arbitrator with great expertise in international disputes” who is “simply first-rate in commercial arbitration”.
Iuliana Iancu is recognized by her peers and clients as “incredibly talented and knowledgeable” heralded as “a super-prepared and very clear lawyer”, and “one of the rising stars of the new generation of arbitrators”.
Maarten Draye is known by his peers and clients as “[o]ne of Belgium’s best arbitration practitioners”, signalled as “a brilliant advocate and arbitrator”, and who is “always well prepared to handle complex cases (in a variety of languages)”.
Emily Hay is regarded by her peers and clients as “brilliant” and “a dedicated and knowledgeable arbitration lawyer” with “great knowledge and experience in investment arbitration”.