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 > Insolvency and restructuring

ALTIUS handles business restructurings, creditor claims, insolvency litigation, and judicial reorganisations proceedings, working in close collaboration with the firm’s employment and corporate teams. Practice heads Alexander Hansebout and counsel Bart Heynickx have a strong focus on insolvency law, specialising in litigation and business transfers respectively.

Belgium > Insurance

ALTIUS offers a multidisciplinary service to insurers, reinsurers, and intermediaries, advising on M&A, disputes, regulatory compliance, and data protection concerns. The team has expertise in regulatory and legislative frameworks for the insurance sector, is able to handle cross-border contracts and transactional work, and handles a combination of insurance and indemnities litigation. The team is led by Alexander Hansebout, a specialist in complex international disputes and litigation, alongside Jérôme Vermeylen, who focuses on transactions, corporate law, and restructurings.

Belgium > Industry focus: Retail

Fielding a ‘solid team with great technical expertise‘, ALTIUS‘ full-service retail and consumer goods practice is regularly called upon by various leading retailers, manufacturers, and suppliers for assistance in domestic and cross-border mandates. The team has strong capabilities in the full scope of sector-specific issues, including IP enforcement, merger clearance, local market entry, and site leasing contracts – including emergency Covid-19 response actions. The sizeable practice is jointly led by the ‘hands on‘ competition and distribution expert Carmen Verdonck and Lieven Peeters, a real estate  and construction specialist with a keen focus on retail-focused developments. Alexander Hansebout focuses on multi-jurisdictional disputes before the national courts, the European Court of Justice, as well as ICC and CEPANI-governed arbitrations, representing clients in insolvency proceedings and tort liability matters.

Belgium > Dispute resolution

Best known for its capabilities in the life sciences, healthcare, pharmaceutical, and media sectors, ALTIUS is regularly engaged by high-profile domestic and multinational companies for representation in a range of disputes. In recent work, the team has handled a growing number of retail sector insolvency claims, cartel damages claims, and distribution matters. Practice co-head Alexander Hansebout is a highly regarded arbitrator. Fellow co-head Christophe Ronse is an experienced litigator with key expertise in patent and life sciences proceedings.