Hanotiau & van den Berg
Hanotiau & van den Berg is a law firm dedicated to international arbitration and litigation.
Set up in 2001 by renowned international arbitrators and generally recognized as being then the very first boutique law firm on the global arbitration scene, the firm boasts unparalleled expertise and experience in the field of dispute resolution. Thanks to this unique insight into the dispute resolution process, the firm offers cutting-edge advice and first-class legal representation in all types of commercial disputes, both before international arbitration tribunals and in proceedings before state courts.
Since its inception, Hanotiau & van den Berg has been recognized as one of the leading dispute resolution firms in the world, offering services on both sides of the bench. Many of Hanotiau & van den Berg’s lawyers are highly sought-after to act as arbitrators. The team includes some of the world’s sharpest decision-makers in high stakes matters, as well as the next generation of leaders in the field. The firm also successfully represents clients in complex and high value disputes before arbitral tribunals and domestic courts, including in arbitration-related or commercial litigation.
Hanotiau & van den Berg is one of the few law firms that is able to provide legal representation before the Belgian Supreme Court. It further provides advice on dispute management and avoidance as well as on select contentious issues. Its clients include Belgian and international companies, ranging from sole operators and SMEs to multinationals. In litigation proceedings, it also represents States.
The firm handles international and domestic disputes in various areas such as engineering and construction, energy and natural resources, corporate/M&A, aviation, telecom, commercial distribution, IP/IT or banking & finance.
Based in Brussels, with an office in Singapore, the firm is truly international as witnessed by the presence of more than 12 different nationalities among its lawyers. It routinely handles cases in English, French, Dutch and German.
Besides its dispute resolution activities, the firm is also widely recognized for its advisory and transactional capabilities in the area of commercial distribution and franchising, advising in particular several Belgian chains expanding abroad and foreign franchisors expanding in Belgium.