Mrs Maria-Clara Van den Bossche > Loyens & Loeff > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile

Loyens & Loeff

Work Department

Maria-Clara Van den Bossche, attorney at law, is a member of the Litigation & Risk Management practice group in our Brussels office. She specializes in the resolution of complex international civil and commercial disputes.


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 civil and commercial disputes in various fields and in different types of procedures.

Maria-Clara is member of the firm wide Region Team US and the Digital Economy team.



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 Bar Association of Brussels (VPG) (2019-2020).


Dutch, English, French


  • Member of the Brussels Bar (Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten), 2015
  • President of the Dutch-speaking Brussels Bar Association (VPG, 2019-2020)
  • International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)


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

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Dispute resolution

Loyens & Loeff‘s team leverages its close ties with the firm’s offices in Luxembourg, Switzerland and the Netherlands and  has a strong track record representing some of the world’s largest companies in business-critical mandates, including multi-jurisdictional class actions and international commercial arbitrations before CEPANI and the ICC. The practice is jointly headed up by two partners: Hakim Boularbah, whose capabilities span civil and commercial litigation and arbitration at national, European, and international levels, and Olivier van der Haegen, a is noted for his work as both counsel and arbitrator for clients in the insurance, aerospace, energy and infrastructure sectors. Maria-Clara Van den Bossche focuses chiefly on class actions, enforcement and public international law, working with leading tech and telecoms companies.