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Expert resume of Bernard Hanotiau

Founding partner, Hanotiau & van den Berg, Brussels and Singapore; Emeritus Professor of international law at the Universities of Louvain and Namur (Belgium); Visiting Professor, NUS University of Singapore; International arbitrator; P.R.I.M.E. Finance expert.

Bernard Hanotiau is a member of the Brussels and Paris Bars, since 1976 and 1989 respectively. In 2001, he established a boutique law firm in Brussels concentrating on international arbitration and litigation.

Since 1978, Bernard Hanotiau he has been involved in more than 500 international arbitration cases (commercial and investment) in all parts of the world. Mr Hanotiau is a member of the panel of arbitrators of, or receives appointments as arbitrator by numerous institutions, including the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC, Paris), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), ICSID, the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, SIAC (Singapore), HKIAC (Hong Kong), DIAC (Dubai), the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association, KCAB (Seoul), the Permanent Court of International Arbitration (PCA, The Hague; Cepani (Belgium), the Nederlands Arbitrage Instituut (NAI), the Swiss Chambers of Commerce.

Mr Hanotiau has a PhD from Louvain University and an LLM from Columbia University (1973). He is a member of the ICCA Advisory Board and of the Council of the ICC Institute and a member of the ICC International Arbitration Commission. He is a member of the Court of Arbitration of the Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC), of the International Advisory Board of the Seoul IDRC, as well as a member of the International Court of Arbitration of the Istanbul Arbitration Center and of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre International Advisory Board (HKIAC). Mr. Hanotiau is the author of Complex Arbitrations: Multi-party, Multi-contract & Multi-issue, Kluwer, The Hague, 2006, second edition 2020 and of more than 120 articles, most of them relating to international commercial law and arbitration, and he frequently lectures on this topic.

In March 2011, Mr. Hanotiau received the GAR “Arbitrator of the Year” award. In April 2016, he also received the Who’s Who Legal “Lawyer of the Year” for Arbitration award.