Prof. Dr. Hans van Houtte, FCIArb.
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Professor of Law; Chair International Business Law, Arbitration, International Private Law
Training / Professional Experience
Dr. Iuris 1969 - Leuven; Licencié European Law 1970- Leuven; LL.M. Harvard -1970; Diploma cum laude Hague Academy Int'l Law - 1977; Avocat since 1970, i.a. 1990-2000 Partner Stibbe - Brussel; Since 2000 - independent practice exclusively as arbitrator. Previous assignments: i.a. Commission for Real Property Claims - Bosnia ( 1996-2003); Arbitrator, Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts (Switzerland); Member United Nations Compensation Commission (Gulf War - 2000-2003); President Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission (The Hague - 2002 -).
Areas of specialisation
Business transactions (i.a. sales, distribution agreements), construction and engineering contracts, EC competition law, joint ventures, investment disputes, M & A, international law
Over 100 arbitrations as chairman, sole arbitrator or co-arbitrator i.a. for ICC, ICSID, LCIA, CEPANI, NAI, DIS, Geneva Chamber of International Commerce, Chambre arbitrale de Paris, Polish Chamber of Foreign Trade, Permanent Court of Arbitration, European Development Fund, Vienna Arbitration Centre, ad hoc arbitrations. Trustee of Dubai International Arbitration Centre; Advisor Kuala Lumpur Arbitration Centre; Member ICC Arbitration Commission; Academic Advisor Institute for Transnational Arbitration - Dallas; Frequent lectures on arbitration in Europe and elsewhere.
Membership in professional associations
Avocat; Fellow Chartered Institute Arbitrators
I.a. The Law of International Trade ( Sweet & Maxwell-London) 2d ed. 2002 431 p. Over 150 articles over aspects of international business law or arbitration.
See ‘www.arbitration.be’ under "members".
English, French, Dutch, German (full oral and written comprehension)