Hakim Boularbah

Hakim Boularbah
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Who's Who Legal Arbitration: Lawyers

Hakim Boularbah specialises in the field of complex and international dispute resolution. He is recognised as an expert in civil and commercial litigation and arbitration at national, European and international levels (The Legal 500Chambers and the litigation, arbitration and asset recovery editions of Who’s Who Legal).

Hakim has broad experience as (sole, chair or co-) arbitrator as well as counsel in national and international commercial arbitrations (CEPANI, ICC, OHADA, ad hoc, etc), especially in contract and corporate disputes.

He is frequently appointed as arbitrator by the ICC, the CEPANI or Belgian courts of first instance.

Hakim also specialises in all types of court litigation related to arbitration (constitution of arbitral tribunal, challenge of arbitrators, setting-aside of arbitral awards, interim and summary measures, document production against third parties, etc).

Hakim is one of the most renowned experts in Belgium when it comes to enforcement of arbitral awards, especially against sovereigns. He recently enforced in Belgium the awards in the Micula and Yukos cases.

In 2017 and 2018, Hakim co-authored the Belgian Chapter of GAR Know How Guide on EnforcementGlobal Legal Insights – International Arbitration and Chambers – International Arbitration. He is regularly invited to speak at conferences on arbitration organised by CEPANI, IAI or Francarbi.

Hakim is professor of dispute resolution law at the University of Liège (ULg). He is the author of numerous books and publications on judicial law, private international law and arbitration.

He holds a law degree (1996) and a PhD (2007) from the University of Brussels (ULB).

Hakim is a partner at Loyens & Loeff, where he heads up the corporate litigation and international arbitration practice of the Brussels office.

WWL says: The "brilliant" Hakim Boularbah is emphatically praised by sources who assert that he is "extremely smart and perfectly masters his cases".

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Arbitration which can be purchased from our Shop.

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