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Alexander Hansebout

Alexander Hansebout

Partner

Expertise

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insolvency

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

WSG Leadership

Dispute Resolution Group
Member
IBA Group
Member
Insurance/Re-Insurance Group
Member
WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group
Member
Profile
Alexander specialises in domestic and international dispute resolution. He has extensive experience in complex litigation concerning a broad range of issues, including: commercial and contractual matters; tort liability; the cross-border recovery of (distressed) debt; insolvency-related matters; the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. Alexander also has in-depth knowledge of the termination of (exclusive) 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 and ad hoc), both representing the parties and as an arbitrator.

Bar Admissions

Brussels Bar: 2001

Education

M.Sc. International Business (Aston Business School)
International Exchange Programme (University of Stellenbosch)
Lic. Juris (University of Leuven)
Cand. Juris (University of Namur)
Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution | Commercial Litigation | Insolvency

Professional Career

Professional Associations

    Cepani 40
    Association for international arbitration
    ASA below 40
    Legal Commission of the Belgian franchise federati
Articles

The ICC 2021 Arbitration Rules: 7 Noteworthy Changes
ALTIUS/Tiberghien, December 2020

The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (‘ICC’) has issued a revised version of its Arbitration Rules. The 2021 Rules enter into force on 1 January 2021 and aim to make arbitration even more efficient, flexible and transparent...

Does the Coronavirus Crisis Allow me to Rely on ‘Hardship' Towards Private Contract Parties?
ALTIUS/Tiberghien, March 2020

The coronavirus crisis could make the ability of a business to perform pending contracts harder. Even though so-called ‘hardship’ clauses are perfectly valid and enforceable under Belgian law, hardship is not generally accepted as a principle of Belgian contract law. Until the rules on obligations of the new Civil Code, which recognise hardship, enter into force, there are exceptions and creative ways to deal with this problem...

The CJEU Decides: It is Lawful to Exclude Turkish Agents from the Belgian Agency Act's Scope
ALTIUS/Tiberghien, February 2017

In the context of a dispute between a Turkish agent and a Belgian principal, the Commercial Court of Ghent (Belgium) referred a request to the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) concerning the legal protection of a Turkish agent under Belgian/EU law. The agent and principal had expressly agreed that their agency agreement was subject to Belgian law...

Additional Articles

"Broadening scope of insolvency legislation", ILO Newsletter: Insolvency & Restructuring, July 2016. (with B. Heynickx).

"Geen uitwinningsvergoeding in geval van beëindiging met wederzijdse toestemming van de agentuurovereenkomst" (noot onder Gent 10 december 2014), RABG 2015/9, 630.


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