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Liedekerke promotes arbitration expert Bruno Hardy to Counsel

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04/07/2022

Liedekerke is delighted to announce the promotion of Bruno Hardy to Counsel, effective 1 July 2022.

Bruno is part of our International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Practice and acts as counsel in international arbitrations, primarily in the areas of engineering, energy, construction, corporate/ M&A, and commercial contracts disputes across various industries.

He has represented clients in international arbitrations subject to various laws, among which the laws of the UK, Switzerland, Qatar, Lebanon, Kuwait, Algeria, and Belgium, and under various institutions and rules including ICSID, ICC, SIAC, CEPANI, the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce and the UNCITRAL Rules.

Bruno has a knack for complex technical issues. He has acted for clients in disputes involving IT engineering, geotechnical engineering and hydraulic engineering, but also financial statements and frauds analysis and international regulatory issues in the pharmaceutical sector. In the construction and energy industry, Bruno often represents clients in international disputes relating to large infrastructure projects with delay and disruption claims, with a marked experience in disputes involving the Middle East and Africa.

In addition to his international arbitration work, Bruno assists clients in multi-jurisdiction disputes and arbitration-related court proceedings in Belgium and abroad. He has recently acted for and against investors, sovereign States and International Organizations in enforcement and setting aside proceedings raising novel and cutting-edge questions of international arbitration and international law.
Bruno also worked for four years as an Assistant Lecturer in Private International Law at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and often advises clients on legal issues at the crossroads of public and private international law in contentious and non-contentious matters, with a particular interest in corporate sustainability due diligence and international investments in renewables energies.
He has been recognized for several years as a ‘Rising Star’ and ‘key practitioner’ in the Legal 500 for Dispute Resolution (EMEA) and singled out by the GAR100 for his work as counsel in international arbitration proceedings.

Arnaud Nuyts, Head of the International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Practice, comments:
This appointment reflects Bruno’s excellent legal expertise, his impressive record of client service, and exceptional productivity, and demonstrates the firm’s focus on rewarding world-class lawyers, devoted to their clients and their colleagues. I have been working very closely with Bruno for 7 years and I therefore am very proud of this achievement and look forward to his continued contribution to our success.”

Vincent Busschaert, Managing Partner of the firm, adds: “With this promotion, Liedekerke is acknowledging high motivation, exemplary know-how, and a client-focused approach. Bruno has demonstrated exceptional legal abilities, and shares the firm's commitment to achieve the highest standard of client service.

 

About Liedekerke
Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick is one of Belgium’s foremost full-service business law firms. Based in Brussels, with a London representative office, it is also present in Africa through its offices in Kinshasa (DRC) and in Kigali (Rwanda). Independent since its creation in 1965, the firm has established an international reputation upon an unchallenged expertise. Our clients are active in a broad range of industries including financial services and financial institutions, energy, real estate and construction, environment, retail, consumer goods and trade, public authorities and government agencies, automotive, funds and asset management amongst others.

The firm has a strong advisory practice and transactional practice based on sector expertise and an in-depth knowledge of Belgian and European law. As an essential complement to these activities, it represents clients in complex litigation before national, European and international courts, both judicial and arbitral, the Court of Cassation, the Council of State and the Belgian Constitutional Courts.

With over 130 lawyers, including 31 partners, Liedekerke is recognised for its ability to quickly mobilise competent, flexible and multidisciplinary teams anywhere.