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Alexander Hansebout was admitted to the Brussels Bar in 2001 .He was made Partner at ALTIUS in September 2012.

Alexander specialises in domestic and international dispute resolution. He has extensive experience in complex disputes concerning a broad range of issues, including: commercial and contractual matters; liability and insurance; insolvency-related matters; and the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. Alexander also has in-depth knowledge of distribution, agency, franchising and brokerage agreements in their respective international contexts.

Alexander provides pre-litigation counsel and conducts negotiations, mediation and litigation before the national courts and the Court of Justice of the European Union. He has been involved in numerous arbitration cases (ICC, CEPANI, NAI, SCC, WIPO and ad hoc), both representing the parties and as an arbitrator.

Alexander regularly publishes and lectures on his areas of practice.


He is fluent in Dutch, French and English.


Alexander Hansebout is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) (Dispute resolution Section and International Sales, Franchising and Product Law Section), of Cepani40 (an association of young arbitration practitioners, operating under the Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation (Cepani-Cepina), of ASA Below 40 (young arbitration practicioners of L’association Suisse de l’Arbitrage), of the Association for International Arbitration (AIA) and of the Legal commission of the Belgian Franchise Federation (BFF).


  • MSc International Business (Aston Business School)
  • International Exchange Programme (Universiteit Stellenbosch)
  • Juris (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
  • Juris (Université de Namur)

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Insolvency and restructuring

ALTIUS advises creditors and companies in financial distress, along with the business partners of those nearing insolvency. Alexander Hansebout specialises in liability and insurance matters, along with the cross-border recovery of debts; he co-heads the practice with counsel and ‘brilliant thinkerBart Heynickx, who handles asset takeovers before any onward transfer. Carine Van Regenmortel stepped down as a partner in July 2020, but still holds an of counsel position at the firm.

Belgium > Dispute resolution

According to a client, ALTIUS‘ team is ‘top of the line for litigation and enforcement‘. Its recent mandates included disputes arising from the sports industry, as well as competition litigation and a wide range of arbitration cases. The key names to note are the ‘always availableAlexander Hansebout and commercial litigation expert Christophe Ronse.

Belgium > Insurance

Insurance matters at ALTIUS are led by the ‘exceptional‘ Alexander Hansebout and Jérôme Vermeylen, known for handling liability and coverage matters and regulatory issues, respectively. The practice has recently advised on various risk-related policies and the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on both insurers and claimants, most notably assisting Mapfre with the interpretation and application of travel cancellation policies throughout 2020. Other regular work involves compliance and due diligence relating to licence requirements and post-M&A financial safeguarding. Clients also recognise counsel and litigator Stijn Van Schel as ‘a distinguished lawyer with extensive knowledge‘ in insurance-related disputes.