Alexander Hansebout

Alexander Hansebout

Dispute Resolution & Insolvency and Restructuring

Dutch, French and English

Admitted to the Brussels Bar: 2001

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.

Alexander is a member of: the International Bar Association; CEPANI, CEPANI 40; the Young International Arbitration Group, etc. He is also a deputy member of the Belgian Franchise Federation’s legal commission. Alexander is a regular speaker at conferences.

Clients appreciate that Alexander Hansebout "follows up cases methodically, making sure that he has the necessary information." – Chambers Europe, 2019

Sources laud his ability to "find the core question, analyse the dispute and get to the central part of the case without getting stuck in irrelevant details”. – Chambers Europe, 2018

“Sources enthuse that ‘they did an exceptional job. I think they are outstanding in terms of strategic guidance.’” – Chambers Europe, 2017

Listed as ‘Rising Star’ by Expert Guides 2016.


  • M.Sc. International Business (Aston Business School)
  • International Exchange Programme (University Stellenbosch)
  • Lic. Juris (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
  • Cand. Juris (Université de Namur)

Selection of publications

"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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