Bernard Hanotiau is a member of the Brussels and Paris bars, respectively since 1976 and 1989. In 2001, he established in Brussels a boutique law firm concentrating on international arbitration and litigation. He is also a professor at the Law School of Louvain University where he teaches international arbitration.
Since 1978, Bernard Hanotiau has been actively involved in international commercial arbitration as party-appointed arbitrator, chairman, sole arbitrator, counsel and expert in various parts of the world. Amongst the parties engaged in these arbitrations have been states and state entities, telecommunications and high technology corporations, construction companies, oil and gas companies, pharmaceutical companies, automobile manufacturers, distributors of various kinds of goods and equipments, manufacturers of military supplies, airlines and railways, banks and investment companies, hotel management corporations.
Mr. Hanotiau is a member of the Panel of arbitrators (or receives appointments as arbitrator by), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC, Paris), The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, the Permanent Court of International Arbitration (PCA, The Hague), WIPO (Geneva), CEPANI (Belgium), the Netherlands Arbitrage Instituut (NAI), the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, the Danish Institute of Arbitration, the French Arbitration Association, the French-German Chamber of Commerce (Paris). He is also frequently appointed as arbitrator in UNCITRAL and other ad-hoc arbitration cases.
Mr Hanotiau has a PhD from Louvain University and an LLM from Columbia University (1973). He is a member of the ICC Institute and of the ICC International Arbitration Commission. He is also member of the LCIA Court, vice-president of CEPANI (Belgian Arbitration Center) and of the Institute of Transnational Arbitration (Dallas) and Trustee of the Center for American and International Law (formerly The Southwestern Legal Foundation). He is a member of the International Arbitration Club (London) and served as chairman of the Club of International Arbitrators (Milan). He is also a member of the board of editors of International Business Law Journal (Paris) and of The American Review of International Arbitration and co-chair of Committee D (Arbitration) of the IBA. He is the author of more than 100 articles, most of them relating to international commercial law and arbitration, and frequently lectures on this topic.