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Professional qualification

avocat (Brussels)

solicitor (England and Wales)


Professional experience

2012~

independent arbitration practice

2009~

deputy judge (conseiller suppléant) at the Brussels court of appeal

2015~2018

Vice-Chair, Appeal Panel of the European Single Resolution Board

1991~2012

Clifford Chance, Brussels; head of banking and finance practice; partner since 1992; managing partner 1995~2005 and 2006~2010

1990~1991

Clifford Chance, London; associate

1986~1990

Baker & McKenzie, Brussels; associate

1984~1986

Baker & McKenzie, Tokyo; associate


Education

1984

research student, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo

1982

law degree (licence), UL Brussels, summa cum laude

1979

bachelor (candidature) economics and computer science, FUNDP Namur, summa cum laude

1977

admission certificate civil engineering, UC Louvain


Awards

Listed in Who’s Who Legal Arbitration 2019 and in 2020 Best Lawyers in Belgium – Arbitration. Numerous nominations by Euromoney as one of the “Best of the Best”, the “World’s Leading Banking Lawyers”, the “World’s Leading Securitization Lawyers”, the “World’s Leading Capital Market Lawyers” and the “World’s Leading Structured Finance Lawyers”; nomination by Best Lawyers as “Brussels Finance Lawyer of the Year” 2016 and “Brussels Banking Lawyer of the Year” 2010; Acquisition International’s “Best for Financial Services Arbitration – Belgium” 2015 award and “Most Outstanding Business Dispute Adjudicator” 2016 award. Ranked as “highly recommended”, “leading individual” or equivalent by Chambers, Legal 500, PLC Which Lawyer? and IFLR 1000 directories. Pierre de Harven prize at ULB, 1982.


Publications

Various publications in the fields of arbitration law and banking law


Languages, nationality, date of birth

English, French, Dutch; Belgian nationality; born 1 June 1959