Boutique law firm
De Meulemeester & De Brabandere is a boutique law firm, which is flexible and can adapt to fit in the most appropriate manner to the clients’ expectations. De Meulemeester & De Brabandere corresponds and answers to any need that could arise with the dispute referred to it, as the law firm establishes specific ad hoc teams for, in particular, international investment arbitration on a case-by-case basis. That way, De Meulemeester & De Brabandere ensures the specific expertise required for each aspect of the case (e.g. knowledge of local legislation, language, damages, sector) and take account of the specific nature of each case.
De Meulemeester & De Brabandere provides high quality services in international commercial and investment arbitration thanks to the expertise and experience of its team. Dirk De Meulemeester and Eric De Brabandere both act as counsel and arbitrator in arbitral proceedings, on complex as well as traditional disputes. As such, both partners frequently deal with the major arbitration institutions and rules. This experience in international commercial and investment arbitration cases led them to work with a variety of applicable laws and working languages.
De Meulemeester & De Brabandere advises a wide variety of clients, such as private corporations of different sizes, foreign investors, States and governmental agencies. De Meulemeester & De Brabandere understands the needs and expectations of its clients, and hence works together with them to guarantee the best efficiency of its services. Thanks to their experience as arbitrators, the partners have an inside perspective of the arbitral proceedings allowing a valuable legal strategy for the defense of cases. The partners’ experience and in-depth knowledge of both areas of trade and arbitration allow them to proceed efficiently, keeping costs and length of proceedings to a minimum.
De Meulemeester & De Brabandere guides and supports their clients throughout the different stages of the arbitral proceedings. At the pre-arbitration stage, De Meulemeester & De Brabandere offers negotiations services in order to attempt to reach an amicable settlement of the dispute. Then, De Meulemeester & De Brabandere provides advice with regard to each step of the arbitral proceedings. Finally, after the award is rendered, De Meulemeester & De Brabandere assists clients during the crucial phase of enforcement of the award to domestic courts, throughout the world.
Mr. De Meulemeester holds a Cand. Jur. and Lic. Jur. degree from Ghent University and studied at the University of Cambridge and the University of Cologne. He previously was a lawyer at the Ghent Bar and Paris Bar and Associate/Partner at LEXLITIS International Law Firm.More info Eric De Brabandere Partner
Mr. De Brabandere is an international lawyer, with special expertise in international investment law and arbitration, and international dispute settlement. He holds a Cand. Jur. and Lic. Jur. degree from Ghent University, and LL.M. in International Law from Geneva University, and a PhD from Ghent University.More info
Mr. Hanson holds a Master of laws from Ghent University (Belgium), studied at the University of Helsinki (Finland) and holds an LL.M. in international commercial arbitration law from the University of Stockholm (Sweden). He is fluent in English and Dutch. Mr. Hanson has acted as Secretary to the Tribunal on several occasions in both Ad Hoc and ICC procedures.More info