Maria-Clara has a particular focus on class actions, enforcement and public international law. She has broad experience in enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, including against sovereign entities.

Through her involvement in most of the class actions initiated in Belgium so far and several publications on this topic, Maria-Clara has gained extensive expertise in this field.

She advises and represents clients in court litigation in various fields and in different types of procedures (including cease and desist proceedings, summary proceedings, ...).

Before she started working as a lawyer, Maria-Clara interned at the European Commission in the DG Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection.
Maria-Clara is former President of the Dutch-speaking Brussels Bar Association (VPG) (2019-2020).

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Memberships

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International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
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ITechLaw (International Technology Law Association)
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IBA (International Bar Association)
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President of the Dutch-speaking Brussels bar association (VPG) (2019-2020)
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New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
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Flemish Bar Association of Brussels, 2015
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Qualifications

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Master in Law, Universiteit Gent (Belgium), 2014
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Certificate of the University of Nottingham (United Kingdom) (Human Rights Law LLM during Erasmus semester), 2013
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Certificate of the University of Pretoria (South Africa) (Short course in International Human Rights Law), 2013
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Publications

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Boularbah, H., Van den Bossche, M.-C. (2021). Recent developments in case law and legislation in Belgium, Mass Claim Journal, Den Hollander
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Boularbah, H., Van den Bossche, M.-C. (2021). The Class Action Law Review, The Law Reviews, Law Business Research Ltd, Camilla Sanger (5th ed.)

What others say

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Key lawyer - Dispute Resolution (Band 1)
The Legal 500 EMEA (2022)
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