Olivier regularly acts as counsel in international arbitration proceedings, either ad hoc or under various institutional rules. He also assists clients in court proceedings relating to setting aside, recognition and enforcement of international arbitral awards or foreign judgments (including in investment treaty cases and against Sovereigns).

Aside from his extensive arbitration practice, Olivier handles litigations (including white-collar crime defence) before Belgian courts in the real estate, construction, energy and media industries.

His recent activities include the representation of:

  • Foreign investors in enforcement proceedings of investment-treaty awards (UNCITRAL and ICSID) against sovereign States
  • Two real estate developers in post-M&A Cepani arbitrations (seats in Brussels and Luxembourg)
  • A credit insurance company and a world leading energy company in ICC arbitration against an African employer (seat in Paris)
  • A Belgian leading infrastructures company acting as contractor in ICC arbitration against a Spanish employer (seat in Paris)    
  • A publisher and media company in civil and criminal proceedings relating to a fraud on the art market
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Memberships

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Brussels Bar, 2010
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Cepani (the Belgian arbitration institution)
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Cepani 40 Steering Committee
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IAI (International Arbitration Institute)
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Qualifications

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LL.M. University of Chicago (USA), 2010
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LL.M, EU law, College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium), 2009
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Master in Law, Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium), 2008
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Bachelor in Law, Université Saint-Louis (Belgium), 2005

What others say

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He enters the rankings this year on the back of excellent feedback, with one source reporting that he is "a standout lawyer," while another stresses that "he has really impressed me."
Chambers & Partners Global (2022)
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Dispute Resolution - ranked 'Next Generation Partner'
Legal 500 EMEA (2021)
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Peers and clients say: "He is a knowledgeable specialist who is very active in the arbitration scene", "Olivier is a persuasive advocate"
Who’s Who Legal (2021)
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