Hanotiau & van den Berg

Albert Jan van den Berg

Albert Jan van den Berg

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Partner - Admitted in Amsterdam and registered in Brussels

ajvandenberg@hvdb.com T: +32 (0)2 290 39 13 F: +32 (0)2 290 39 42

Professor Albert Jan van den Berg is a partner in Hanotiau & van den Berg in Brussels, Belgium.  He is and has been sole, presiding and party-appointed arbitrator in numerous international arbitrations (ad hoc, AAA/ICDR, CRCICA, DIAC, DRCAFTA, ECT, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, NAFTA, NAI, OHADA, SCAI, SCC, SIAC, and UNCITRAL), relating to, inter alia, airports, aviation, banking, broadcasting, construction, defense projects, distributorship, electricity and gas supply, fashion, futures and options, gambling, information technology, insurance and re-insurance, investments, joint ventures, licensing, media, mining, nuclear energy, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, post M&A, post-privatization, professional associations, real estate, sales, satellites, shale gas, solar energy, sports, telecom, turnkey projects. Professor van den Berg also frequently acts as counsel in international commercial arbitration matters and in setting aside proceedings.

Professor van den Berg is on many panels of arbitrators, including the Abu Dhabi International Arbitration Centre; American Arbitration Association (AAA), New York; Arbitral Tribunal for Football, World Cup Division for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, Geneva;  Asian International Arbitration Centre, Kuala Lumpur; Center for Arbitration and Conciliation, Bogotá Chamber of Commerce; Center for Arbitration and Mediation, Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada; China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), Beijing; CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution; Hague Court of Arbitration for Aviation; Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC); Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Indonesian Board of National Arbitration (BANI), Jakarta;  International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), Washington; Kigali International Arbitration Centre; Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI); and Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC); Vienna International Arbitral Center (VIAC).  He is an arbitrator on the Arbitral Tribunal concerning the Bank for International Settlements (Hague Treaty of 20 January 1930).

Professor van den Berg is Honorary President of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), having served as President from 2014 to 2016.  He was also President and Secretary-General of the NAI and Vice-President of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). He is Emeritus Professor of Law (arbitration chair) at Erasmus University, Rotterdam. He is currently Co-Chair of the International Arbitration LL.M. Program and Visiting Professor at the University of Miami School of Law. He is also a Visiting Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC, National University of Singapore Faculty of Law and Tsinghua University Law School, Beijing and member of the Faculty of the Geneva University Master of Laws in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS), Geneva. Professor van den Berg was General Editor of ICCA Publications from 1986 to 2018. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Global Arbitration Review, London and the Tijdschrift voor Arbitrage, Rotterdam; and the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of World Investment & Trade; Advisory Board, Arab Yearbook of Public and Private International Law. He has extensively published and lectured on international arbitration and has founded and maintains a website on the New York Convention on the Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (www.newyorkconvention.org). His legal education includes law degrees from the University of Amsterdam (1973), University of Aix-en-Provence (1974) and New York University (1975), as well as doctoral degrees from the University of Aix-en-Provence (1977) and Erasmus University, Rotterdam (1981).

Professor van den Berg is a member of the CIETAC International Advisory Board; LCIA Company, London; ICCA; International Advisory Board of the HKIAC; Arbitrator Committee, Thailand Arbitration Center; Arbitration Court, Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC); Advisory Board of the Geneva University MIDS; Board of Trustees of the Institute of International Commercial Law of Pace University School of Law; and Advisory Board, Asian Academy of International Law (AAIL). He is Awareness Ambassador of the ICC Task Force on Disability Inclusion in International Arbitration. Professor van den Berg was conferred “Arbitration Lawyer of the Year Award” by The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers in 2006, 2011, and 2017, and “Best Prepared and Most Responsive Arbitrator” by the Global Arbitration Review in 2013 and listed in Chambers, ranked Band 1 (2024) and Who’s Who Legal, Global Elite Thought Leader (2024). 

The Rules of the Netherlands Bar require to publish the areas of practice:
Professor Albert Jan van den Berg has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas:
- civil procedure
- arbitration.
Based on this registration, he is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.