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Public International Law

Our public international law department is the only full-service public international law team in Belgium and one of only a few in Europe.

Our team has considerable experience in all aspects of international law working for a wide range of Belgian and international clients in advisory and litigation work. Our seamless cooperation with other departments in our firm provides unique multidisciplinary expertise on the public international law aspects of other legal practices such as enforcement proceedings, tax, environment, corporate and finance. Our familiarity with clients’ needs and capacity to think differently enable us to combine toughness and prudence.

We advise States, international organizations and companies. We represent them before domestic courts in Belgium and abroad, ICSID and UNCITRAL arbitral tribunals and in ICSID annulment proceedings, PCA inter-State arbitration, the ICJ, the ECHR, the UN Human Rights Committee and subsidiary organs of the UN Security Council. We offer them clear, pragmatic and cost-effective advice. We give them sound solutions fitting their needs.

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We advise, assist and represent clients in all matters touching on international law.

Recent work highlights:

  • Counsel for an African state in ICSID arbitration proceedings
  • Counsel for an international organization and its Member States regarding the closure of the organization
  • Counsel for a state-owned corporation in proceedings regarding its alleged status as an alter ego of the state
  • Counsel for a European state on the public international law aspects of a renewable energy project

Our public international law team aims to provide clear and practical advice and to represent our clients in order to achieve the best possible result. Our cooperation with the other departments in our firm allow us to have unique multidisciplinary expertise on the international law aspects of other legal practices, such as enforcement proceedings, tax, environment, corporate and finance.

We have considerable experience in all aspects of international law, ensuring that our clients achieve the soundest solution and achieve their goals.

Our team is fluent in English, French, and Dutch and has a working knowledge of German, Italian and Spanish.

What others say about us

Nicolas Angelet is appreciated for being "responsive, creative and for showing good judgement"

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