Pascal Hollander is an arbitration practitioner of "exceptional strength" whose expertise lies in acting as counsel and arbitrator in commercial distribution, trade and IP disputes.
Pascal Hollander is a founding partner of the Brussels law firm Hanotiau & van den Berg. After starting his legal career as a commercial litigator, mostly in the area of commercial contracts and corporate disputes, he has built a substantial practice as arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings under various sets of rules (ICC, PCA, ICSID, SCC, SCAI (Swiss Chambers), WIPO, UNCITRAL, CEPANI, ad hoc) and various substantive laws (civil and common law). He has acted as chairman, co-arbitrator or sole arbitrator in more than 120 proceedings.
His experience as arbitrator covers a wide array of subject matters ranging from M&A; corporate; distribution and franchising; construction and engineering; aeronautics; energy; telecoms; intellectual property; competition; banking; and insurance.
Pascal Hollander lectures on arbitration law at the University of Brussels (ULB) and has published extensively in the areas of arbitration, private international law (in particular in relation to commercial distribution) and commercial contracts (distributorship, agency, franchising). He is a regular speaker at arbitration conferences.
He is a past chair of the IBA arbitration committee’s subcommittee on enforcement and recognition of arbitral awards, and a former vice chair of the IBA arbitration committee. He is a board member of the Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation (CEPANI); and a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, as well as several of its task forces. He is a member of the editorial board of the legal journal Dispute Resolution International.
He is a law graduate of ULB and holds and LLM degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is fluent in French, English and Dutch.