Arbitration, Complex Litigation and Mediation
The team’s lawyers practice national and international arbitration, both as counsel and, in some cases, as arbitrators. They are familiar with ad hoc arbitration proceedings or those conducted under the aegis of institutions such as CEPANI, ICC, ICDR, Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution, UNCITRAL or OHADA.
In the context of its litigation practice, the firm has developed particular expertise in the management of complex disputes.
Civil and commercial mediation is becoming increasingly popular, encouraged by national and international legislators. The firm has been a pioneer in this field, making one of its members the most sought-after mediator in the country, for the resolution of disputes involving local and European or American operators.
Legal 500 – DISPUTE RESOLUTION – 2020
‘DALDEWOLF’s ‘very thorough’ team has established strength in arbitration, and also has strong capabilities in litigation; commercial disputes, often with an international flavour, are prominent in the team’s workload. Arbitration expert Marc Dal shares leadership of the practice with Thierry Bontinck; Patrick Van Leynseele, who has extensive expertise in mediation; and managing partner Patrick De Wolf.’
Leaders League – INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION – Excellent – 2020
‘Marc DAL is member of board of directors of CEPANI and a former joint chairman of CEPANI 40, while Patrick DE WOLF is recognized for his deep knowledge of the African market and OHADA law. Both are often appointed as arbitrators. Patrick VAN LEYNSEELE and Fabian TCHÉKÉMIAN are both mediation experts. The firm has offices in Brussels and Kinshasa.
The firm’s partners have been involved in numerous arbitration proceedings (administrated by CEPANI, ICC, UNICITRAL and had hoc) both are counsel and arbitrators for both private companies and public bodies. The firm has extensive experience in complex civil and commercial litigation, developing ADR with a pioneer’s approach in order to promote the culture of mediation in the market.’
Leaders League – COMMERCIAL LITIGATION – Highly Recommended – 2020
Leaders League – EU COMPETITION LITIGATION – Highly Recommended – 2020