Meet Alexander Hansebout

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Alexander specialises in domestic and international dispute resolution. He has extensive experience in complex disputes concerning a broad range of issues, including: commercial and contractual matters; liability and insurance; insolvency-related matters; and the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. Alexander also has in-depth knowledge of 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, SCC, WIPO and ad hoc), both representing the parties and as an arbitrator.

Alexander regularly publishes and lectures on his areas of practice.

Alexander is a member of the International Bar Association and CEPANI. He is also highly involved in the Belgian Franchise Federation and is a member of the Council of the Brussels Bar (Dutch language section) since 2019.

  • MSc International Business (Aston Business School)
  • International Exchange Programme (University of Stellenbosch)
  • Lic. Juris (KU Leuven – KUL)
  • Cand. Juris (University of Namur)
  • Alexander is fluent in Dutch, French and English
Selection of publications
  • “Kunst en Arbitrage: de Court of arbitration for Art”, in Handboek Kunstrecht, Intersentia 2021
  • “Arbitration in Belgium” – Lexology Navigator 2021
  • “Enkele hete hangijzers: de overgangsbepaling van de arbitragewet, het gewijsde van de uitspraak over de nietigheidsvordering en de openbare ordetoets bij exequatur”, b-Arbitra 2020/1, p. 184
  • “Het Belgische exequatur labyrint: op zoek naar de draad van Ariadne” (noot onder Rb. Brussel (Fr.) 9 december 2016), b-Arbitra, 2018, 73
What our clients say about us

‘Alexander Hansebout is an outstanding lawyer and is very responsive.’ – Legal 500 EMEA, 2024

‘Alexander Hansebout stands out as an efficient partner, able to cut through complex litigation and deal with core issues.’ – Legal 500 EMEA, 2024

‘Alexander Hansebout led the Altius team. He is a calm, reassuring voice in the midst of the sound and fury of litigation. He succeeded in effectively neutering the grandstanding approach adopted by the other party’s lead lawyer, and did so in a way that reduced the temperature of the discussions all round and paved the way for an ultimately successful settlement between the parties.’ – Legal 500 EMEA, 2024

‘I was referred to Alexander Hansebout as one of the best lawyers in enforcement matters and I have not been disappointed. Alexander has been extremely helpful, knowledgeable, available and obtained great results.’ – Legal 500 EMEA, 2024

‘Alexander Hansebout is bright, straight forward, clear in his advice with an exceptional knowledge of enforcement proceedings in Belgium. He is a go-to person for this kind of matter.’ – Legal 500 EMEA, 2024

‘Alexander Hansebout is knowledgeable, intelligent and hands on. Pleasant to work with.’ – Legal 500 EMEA, 2024

Alexander Hansebout is able to keep a sense of perspective and gives us the positives and negatives of our situation to ensure we get a good assessment of risk.’ – Chambers Europe, 2024

Alexander Hansebout stands out with his high analytical skills. Alexander always keeps calm even in the most stressful situations and provides really solid advice.’ – Chambers Europe, 2023

Alexander Hansebout is very structured, reasoned and always good.’ – Legal 500 EMEA, 2023

Alexander Hansebout is distinguished by his remarkable experience and knowledge of insurance issues. He is a very easy person to work with and this makes the case go smoothly. Stijn Van Schel is an outstanding expert in civil procedure, with equally extensive knowledge of insurance matters.’ – Legal 500 EMEA, 2023

Alexander Hansebout has a high level of technical knowledge, good client focus, and a total mastery of conflict situations.’ – Legal 500 EMEA, 2023

Alexander Hansebout was exceptional – calm, confident, knowledgeable and considered. Clear understanding of the issues and the gaps and how best to approach to resolve them.’  – Legal 500 EMEA, 2022

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