Hakim Boularbah
Attorney at Law - Partner

Hakim Boularbah

Hakim Boularbah, attorney at law, heads the Litigation & Risk Management practice group in our Brussels office. He focuses on cross-border litigation and international arbitration. He is also a member of the France Region Team.

About Hakim Boularbah

Hakim focuses on civil and corporate litigation (class actions, shareholders disputes and post-acquisition claims), international arbitration (including proceedings related to arbitration: enforcement of arbitral awards, setting aside and interim measures) and asset recovery. Hakim is one of the most renowned specialists of collective redress. He also frequently acts as counsel or arbitrator in international arbitration matters.

Hakim’s recent activities include:

  • Defending Facebook and Ryanair in a class actions brought by the largest Belgian consumer organization; 
  • Enforcing ICSID awards against different sovereign States;
  • Defending directors of a listed company in a liability claim.

Hakim speaks at conferences and has written several articles in civil procedure law, private international law and arbitration law.  Hakim is professor at the Université de Liège.

What others say about Hakim

Chambers & Partners – Global Edition 2020 – Dispute Resolution – ranked Band 1

"Hakim Boularbah is a highly regarded litigator boasting expertise in cross-border class actions and post-M&A disputes. He also offers experience in arbitrations and the enforcement of arbitral awards. According to one commentator, "on a technical level, he is an excellent lawyer and a very good litigator."

Legal 500 EMEA 2020 – Dispute Resolution – ranked as Leading Individual

Who’s Who Legal – Arbitration 2020 – ranked as Global Leader