Bernard Hanotiau is a member of the Brussels and Paris bars. In 2001, he established a boutique law firm in Brussels concentrating on international arbitration and litigation. The firm has offices in Brussels and Singapore.
Since 1978, Bernard Hanotiau has been actively involved in international commercial arbitration as party-appointed arbitrator, chairman, sole arbitrator, counsel and expert in various parts of the world. Mr Hanotiau is a member of the panel of arbitrators of, or receives appointments as arbitrator by, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC, Paris), the LCIA, ICSID, the AAA, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, SIAC, HKIAC, CIETAC, the BAC, the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association, the KLRCA, the KCAB, the PCA in The Hague, WIPO, Cepani, the NAI, the Swiss Chambers of Commerce, DIAC, the Danish Institute of Arbitration, the Cairo Centre of Arbitration, the French Arbitration Association, the French-German Chamber of Commerce, IATA and the CAS. He is also frequently appointed as arbitrator in UNCITRAL and other ad hoc arbitration cases.
He is a member of the ICCA governing board and of the council of the ICC Institute and a member of the ICC International Arbitration Commission. He is also a former vice president of the Institute of Transnational Arbitration (Dallas), Cepani and the LCIA Court. He is a member of the board of DIAC; the Istanbul International Arbitration Centre; the SIAC Court of Arbitration; the HKIAC international advisory board; and the International Arbitration Club.
In March 2011, Mr Hanotiau received the GAR Arbitrator of the Year Award; in April 2016, he won the Who’s Who Legal Lawyer of the Year: Arbitration Award.
WWL says: Bernard Hanotiau is "an absolute star, clearly one of the very best and most in-demand arbitrators in the world".
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