Prof. Dr. Bernard Hanotiau

Member, ICCA Governing Board

General bio

Bernard Hanotiau is a member of the Brussels and Paris bars. In 2001, he established in Brussels a boutique law firm concentrating on international arbitration and litigation. He is Professor Emeritus at the Law School of Louvain University. Mr. Hanotiau has a PhD from Louvain University and an LLM from Columbia University (1973). He is a member of the Council of the ICC Institute and member of the ICC International Arbitration Commission. He is also Vice-President of the LCIA Court, of the Institute of Transnational Arbitration (Dallas), and former Vice-President of CEPANI (Belgian Arbitration Center). He is a member of the International Arbitration Club (London) and served as chairman of the Club of International Arbitrators (Milan). He is also a member of the board of editors of International Business Law Journal (Paris), of The American Review of International Arbitration, of the Revista de Arbitragem e Mediação (Brazil) and of the Journal of International Arbitration and past co-chair of Committee D (Arbitration) of the IBA. He has written a major treatise on Complex Arbitrations (Complex Arbitrations: Multiparty, Multicontract, Multi-issues and Class Actions Kluwer, 2006) and more than 120 articles, most of them relating to international commercial law and arbitration, and he frequently lectures on this topic.

Awards, Nominations and Special roles

Mr. Hanotiau is a member of the Panel of arbitrators (or receives appointments as arbitrator by), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC, Paris), The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), ICSID, the American Arbitration Association (ICDR), the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, SIAC (Singapore), CIETAC (Beijing), BAC (Beijing), the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association, KLRCA (Kuala Lumpur), the Permanent Court of International Arbitration (PCA, The Hague), WIPO (Geneva), CEPANI (Belgium), the Netherlands Arbitrage Instituut (NAI), the Swiss Chambers of Commerce, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, the Danish Institute of Arbitration, the Cairo Center of Arbitration, the French Arbitration Association, the French-German Chamber of Commerce (Paris), IATA (Geneva) and CAS (Lausanne). He is also frequently appointed as arbitrator in UNCITRAL and other ad-hoc arbitration cases. He is a member of the Sanctions Board of the World Bank group. He is also a mediator, certified by the Belgian Ministry of Justice.

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