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In 2004, under the auspices of CEPANI, the Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation, CEPANI40 was founded. The organisation is specifically aimed at young professionals with an interest in arbitration.

With CEPANI40, we wish to offer a forum for young persons interested in arbitration, where they can exchange views, ideas and experiences about arbitration in a friendly and informal manner. To this end, CEPANI40 organises regular meetings where practice-oriented issues are addressed by arbitration experts. This way, we work to create opportunities for young professionals to debate all aspects of the practice of arbitration and to enable them to further engage  in their area of interest. For a more detailed view of what we have to offer, you can find an overview of our previous meetings and events in the folder Events.

Membership of CEPANI40 is free of charge and open to all persons under the age of 40 who have an interest in arbitration. If you are interested in becoming a member please complete the form below.

Please be aware that membership of CEPANI40 does not automatically imply membership of CEPANI itself and it does not give you the benefits of CEPANI membership. If you wish to become a member of CEPANI as well, please find all information here.




Vanessa Foncke

Benoît Kohl



Maarten Draye, Attorney at law, Hanotiau & van den Berg

Gautier Matray, Attorney at law, Matray, Matray & Hallet

Marie Canivet, Attorney at law, CMS DeBacker

Joanna Kolber, Attorney at law, Strelia

Emma Van Campenhoudt, Counsel, CEPANI