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Loyens & Loeff

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Hakim Boularbah is a Partner and heads the Litigation & Risk Management practice group in our Brussels office. He focuses on cross-border litigation and international arbitration. He is also a member of the France Region Team and of the US Region Team.


Hakim focuses on civil and corporate litigation (class actions, shareholders’ disputes, post-acquisition claims,…), international arbitration (including proceedings related to arbitration: enforcement of arbitral awards, setting aside, interim measures,…) and asset recovery. Hakim is one of the most renowned specialists of collective redress. He also frequently acts as counsel or arbitrator in international arbitration matters.


Hakim speaks at conferences and has written several articles in civil procedure law, private international law and arbitration law.  Hakim is Professor at the Université de Liège.


Hakim works in French, English and Dutch.


Board of CEPANI (Belgian institute for arbitration)
ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR
International Arbitration Institute (IAI)
IBA – Officer Class Action Committee
Brussels Bar (1996)


Hakim holds a PhD in law from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, 2007 and a Law degree from the same university, 1996.

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Belgium > Dispute resolution

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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.