Maarten Draye

Maarten specializes in complex commercial litigation and arbitration, with a special focus on international commercial arbitration. He is a Senior Associate at Hanotiau & van den Berg (HVDB), a boutique law firm dedicated to arbitration and commercial litigation located in Brussels. He joined HVDB in 2007 after reading for an LL.M. at Queen Mary University of London and completing an internship at the arbitration department of the London Office of WilmerHale. He was admitted to the Brussels bar the same year.
Maarten acts as arbitrator, counsel and arbitral secretary. He has experience arbitrating under a variety of rules, including ICC, LCIA, SCC, ICSID, CRCICA, CEPANI,
UNCITRAL, SWISS and OHADA as well as ad hoc. Furthermore, he represents clients before Belgian courts in complex commercial litigation proceedings, including
proceedings relating to arbitration.
He acts and advises in various fields and industries, including: Construction, Engineering and TurnkeyProjects; Distribution, Agency and Franchising; Information and Communication Technology; Intellectual Property; Investments; Joint Ventures, Consortia and Cooperation; Post Mergers and Acquisitions; Sales and Purchases; and Transport, Air & Maritime.
Maarten further regularly writes and speaks on arbitration related topics. During the academic year 2014-2015, he teaches International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution at ICHEC Brussels Management School. Maarten is also a member of the CEPANI Newsletter Editorial Board.
He is representative for Belgium at the ICC Commission on Arbitration & ADR and a member of the ICC Belgium Commission on Arbitration. Maarten is Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Alumni & Friends of the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary (AFSIA), and a member of the CEPANI 40 Steering Committee. He is further a member of Cepani and of various groups for young arbitration practitioners including ICC YAF, LCIA YIAG and Young ICCA.
Maarten holds an LL.M. (Queen Mary University of London, 2006), a Master in Economic Policy (Master Beleidseconomie) (KU Leuven, 2005) and a Master of Laws (Lic. Jur.) (KU Leuven, 2004). He is fluent in English, French and Dutch and has a good knowledge of German.