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Arbitrator | Lawyer 

Specialized in Alternative Dispute Resolutions

Efficiency driven, issue solving, practical, experienced arbitrator, with in depth

legal and regulatory knowledge

Linklaters, Brussels | BE

2002 - 2021

Partner

Lead counsel in many disputes relating to company law, shareholders' rights, securities law; complex banking products, multi billion rescue of lead Belgian bank in 2008, corporate M&A, regulatory supervision and investigations, and criminal procedures

CAREER SUMMARY

Lefèvre Arbitration 
Brussels | BE

2021 - Present

Lawyer & Arbitrator

Linklaters, Brussels | BE

2010 - 2016

Global Head of International Arbitration

Lead the worldwide development of Linklaters arbitration practice, analysing market needs and geographical potential, hiring lateral partners, promoting an integrated global arbitration group

Linklaters, Brussels | BE

2007 - 2010 

Global Head of Litigation and Arbitration

Management of the 250-lawyers of the global Linklaters litigation and arbitration group, formulating strategy, coordinating business development, leading market penetration, hiring and promoting partners, supervising budgets 

De Bandt, van Hecke, Lagae & Loesch, Brussels | BE

1993 - 2001

Partner

De Bandt, van Hecke, Lagae & Loesch, Brussels | BE

1983 - 1993

Associate

Taquet Law Firm,

Brussels | BE

1981 - 1983 

Associate

University of Cambridge

Trinity College | UK

1984 - 1985

ULB, Free University of

Brussels | BE

EDUCATION

1976 - 1981

LL. M 

Law Degree