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Olivier van der Haegen

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Olivier is Counsel in the Loyens & Loeff Litigation & Risk Management Practice Group in Belgium.


Olivier is experienced in international commercial litigation and arbitration. He has acted as counsel in various arbitration proceedings, either ad hoc or under institutional rules (mostly ICC and Cepani). He also handles litigations before Belgian courts in the construction, energy, financial and food industries. His recent activities include the representation of a food company in a post-M&A Cepani arbitration under Belgian law, a mining company acting as claimant in two ICC arbitrations under Congolese law and an African company in an ICC emergency arbitration. Olivier has also developed particular expertise in court proceedings relating to setting aside, recognition and/or enforcement of arbitral awards or foreign judgments. Olivier has been named “next generation lawyer” in Dispute Resolution by Legal 500 and a “Future Leader” in international arbitration by Who’s Who Legal (category “non-partner”).


Olivier started his career at the Brussels Bar in 2010. Prior to joining Loyens & Loeff, Olivier has worked as (senior) associate in two other law firms in Brussels.


Laurent works in French, English and Dutch.


He is a member of Cepani (the Belgian arbitration institution) and Cepani 40 Steering Committee.


Olivier holds LL.M. degrees from the University of Chicago (2010) and the College of Europe (Bruges; 2009), and a Master’s degree in Law from the Université Catholique de Louvain (2008, summa cum laude).


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Within: Dispute resolution

At Loyens & Loeff, the team is representing the National Bank of Kazakhstan in a challenge to a third party garnishment order, as part of an ongoing dispute with two Moldovan investors regarding an arbitral award. Yves Van Couter, who has established expertise in IP and IT litigation, is a key contact. Martine De Roeck was appointed to the judiciary at the Antwerp Commercial Court and senior associate Ahmed Tayane left to join the LRC Group as counsel. In January 2019, the practice was bolstered by the arrivals of the 'heavyweight fighter' Hakim Boularbah and counsel Olivier van der Haegen from Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick.

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  • New reporting obligations for Luxembourg securitisation vehicles

    Recognising the close links between the securitisation activities of financial vehicles corporations engaged in securitisation transactions (FVCs) and monetary financial institutions, the European Central Bank (ECB) has adopted on December 19, 2008 Regulation (EC) No 24/2009 concerning statistics on the assets and liabilities of FVCs (the ECB Regulation).
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