Mr Alexander Hansebout > ALTIUS > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile


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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 > Industry focus: Retail

The ‘apt advisors for a multitude of retail matters’ at ALTIUS are trusted by retailers, manufacturers, and suppliers from the food, footwear and the luxury goods industries for assistance on issues ranging from disputes to brand protection work to strategic alliances. The ‘very knowledgeableCarmen Verdonck co-heads the practice and is well placed to advise domestic and international clients on the establishment and restructuring of distribution networks. Lieven Peeters approaches retail from a real estate perspective and is well versed in issues such as sale-and-leaseback transactions. Alexander Hansebout‘s dispute resolution expertise is relied upon by an array of brands, retailers and suppliers. Mathieu Maniet has specialist knowledge pertaining to distribution law.

Belgium > Insurance

(Leading individuals)

Alexander Hansebout – ALTIUS

ALTIUS‘ multi-disciplinary practice assists insurance companies, reinsurers and insurance intermediaries across a broad section of matters with advice on regulatory issues concerning M&A, the structuring of insurance distribution channels and employment mandates among the team’s key areas of focus. Contentious work including insurance coverage disputes is an additional strength. Alexander Hansebout and Jérôme Vermeylen jointly chair the practice with the former a key contact for international disputes. Fellow litigator Stijn Van Schel has a proven track record in handling liability and coverage disputes. Cross-border transactions specialist Audrey Zegers is a further key contact.

Belgium > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Alexander HanseboutALTIUS

ALTIUS fields a ‘solid dispute resolution practice with experience in the Belgian market‘ with cross-jurisdictional expertise across cartel damages claims, arbitrations, enforcement proceedings, and supply chain disputes. The practice is also adept at handling intricate insolvency and insurance related matters. Alexander Hansebout, who is a ‘calm, reassuring voice in the midst of the sound and fury of litigation‘, acts as the head of the team alongside Christophe Ronse.

Belgium > Insolvency and restructuring

ALTIUS‘ team is well-versed in the contentious and non-contentious aspects of restructuring and insolvency practice, from advising debtors on out-of-court restructurings and applications for judicial protection to representing creditors in asset recovery and liability claims. Practice head Bart Heynickx, who specialises in commercial litigation, furthermore displays extensive experience in advising on asset takeovers and insolvency proceedings. Insurance expert Alexander Hansebout is also recommended.