About us2022-11-10T07:51:08+01:00

CEPANI is the Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation. As such, it offers parties in dispute the administrative assistance for their arbitration and mediation proceedings, to allow them to reach a satisfactory solution for their conflict. The Centre strives to create the appropriate legal and administrative framework for the parties, to make possible a swift and safe resolution of their dispute.

CEPANI was founded in 1969, under the auspices of the Belgian National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Belgium) and the Federation of Belgian Enterprises (VBO/FEB). Over the years, CEPANI’s reputation has steadily grown and it is now the main centre for dispute resolution in Belgium. At the heart of Brussels, amidst several important EU institutions and international organizations, CEPANI offers its services in a national as well as an international context.

CEPANI is housed in the offices of the VBO/FEB in Brussels. Its members include business people, university professors, corporate counsel, lawyers and notaries. Internationally, it maintains close relations with similar centres around the globe and promotes the city of Brussels as an arbitration hub.

CEPANI’s aims are twofold:

  • The active support of arbitration and mediation proceedings. CEPANI places at the disposal of the parties a set of rules for arbitration, mediation and other forms of ADR; it appoints independent arbitrators, mediators, experts or neutrals; it monitors the course of the proceedings and, if necessary, provides logistic and legal support services.
  • The active promotion of arbitration, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. To this end, CEPANI regularly organises scientific lectures, colloquiums and seminars and encourages the production and publication of articles and books on the subject.

CEPANI does not itself act as arbitrator, mediator, expert or independent neutral.

Find the Articles of the Association by clicking here 

CEPANI has a long standing tradition of entering into Collaboration Agreements with renowned and leading arbitration institutions around the world . These Agreements are primarily based on the promotion of all forms of alternative dispute resolution, exchange of information and the expression of mutual recognition and friendship.

On 8 March 2016 the Board of Directors of the CEPANI decided to also enter into Partnerships with specialized Service Providers.

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As CEPANI is the gateway to the Belgian Arbitration community, several enterprises have shown an interest of accessing thereto.

CEPANI has decided in favor of such requests, whilst respecting the highest standards possible.

CEPANI, as an arbitration institution, considers the standards of independence, impartiality and integrity as paramount and crucial features for its proper functioning and the threshold of the trust of its users.

For that reason, Partners of CEPANI should be enterprises with the highest standards, immaculate reputation and leaders in their field.

Partners of CEPANI cannot be party to an arbitration proceeding administered by CEPANI in any way.

Partnerships should foresee a longstanding relationship and can only be visualized in a modest and esthetic way, through the CEPANI-website, the CEPANI-Newsletter and during conferences whereby CEPANI or CEPANI40 is the leading organizer.

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On November 15, 2016 CEPANI entered into a Partnership with Wolters Kluwer Belgium for an initial period of five years.

Wolters Kluwer Belgium provides information, software and services. Our customers are legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, and HSE professionals and businesses. We help our customers to be more efficient and effective and support them in making decisions with confidence.


As an arbitration and mediation institution administrating judicial processes to resolve disputes, the founding principle of diversity and inclusion of equality is inherent to CEPANI’s core. CEPANI sees the value of diversity and inclusion as a way to gather, respect and include the different ways by which people identify, inclusive of age, colour, disability, ethnicity, gender, origin, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status. CEPANI acknowledges the need to build an institutional culture that is equitable, accessible and welcoming to all.

With this in mind, CEPANI empowers its members to make an impact on their business and their surrounding world. CEPANI fosters a culture that is unconditionally inclusive, and in return, expects that its members contribute with their different perspectives, ideas and experiences, in the context of any work or activity, with a single and common purpose: to help creating more opportunities for everyone, ensuring the involvement from all, with an emphasis on those who have been historically underrepresented, and building a more inclusive and diverse future in the world of arbitration.  

CEPANI is, and will continue to be, taking a number of initiatives around diversity and inclusion to reduce existing inequalities (such as gender gaps) in the arbitration community”.


 In our quality of CEPANI members, who are involved in the practice of national and international arbitration, we acknowledge the need to build an institutional culture that is equitable, accessible and welcoming to all. To achieve this, we are committed to make our best to:

  • help creating more opportunities for everyone, irrespective of gender, religion, sexual orientation, origin, colour, nationality, disability, or socioeconomic status in the field of arbitration
  • ensure the involvement from all, with an emphasis on those who have been historically underrepresented in the arbitration community
  • reduce existing inequalities (such as gender gaps) 
  • ensure mentoring/sponsoring/support/guidance from senior and experienced arbitration practitioners towards junior and underrepresented profiles to enhance their practice
  • address bias, discrimination and harassment that represent barriers to the realisation of diversity and inclusion
  • organise regular initiatives around diversity and inclusion to raise awareness 
  • improve the profile and representation of women in arbitration (in particular, we consider that women should be appointed as arbitrators on an equal opportunity basis). In this respect, the CEPANI Board of Directors has signed the pledge for equal representation in arbitration (the “Pledge”)
  • ensure that the composition of Cepani’s Board, Secretariat, Committees and Task Forces adheres to the principles of diversity and inclusion
  • ensure that the wording of Cepani’s communications reflects inclusiveness”. 


On November 10, 2016, the CEPANI Board of Directors signed the pledge for equal representation in arbitration. By doing so CEPANI confirms its will to take all the steps reasonable to it to ensure equal representation in arbitration.


Vice Presidents

Secretary General

Honorary Presidents


Secretary General

Case Managers








CEPANI welcomes as a member any individual, from any country, who has a specific interest in arbitration and mediation.


Membership of CEPANI offers a number of benefits:

  • A reduction in the admission price to all CEPANI activities
  • A reduction in the subscription price for all CEPANI publications
  • Inclusion in the list of members published on the CEPANI website
  • The annual subscription to the Belgian journal for arbitration, b-Arbitra

However, being a member of CEPANI does not guarantee being appointed as an arbitrator.


Each membership application must be submitted to the President of CEPANI via email. The application will then be submitted to the Board of Directors at its next meeting. The Board will then decide whether the submitted applications are to be accepted.
According to the Articles of Association, each candidacy must be supported by two existing members of CEPANI.  If you do not know two CEPANI members who can support your application, please contact us.

Should you wish to become a member of CEPANI, please send an email to evc@cepani.be

The subscription fee for 2022 amounts to 255,00 EUR vat excl. (308,55 EUR vat incl.).

Your fee includes the annual subscription to the Belgian journal for arbitration, b-Arbitra.

Subsequently, please send a recent version of your curriculum vitae and ask the two existing members to send a letter informing the President of CEPANI of their support of your candidacy.

We thank you in advance for your interest in CEPANI and look forward to welcoming you at our next events!


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.

Membership of CEPANI40 is free of charge and open to all persons under the age of 40 who have an interest in arbitration. It gives you a reduction in the admission price to all CEPANI activities

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 are interested in becoming a CEPANI40 member and for a more detailed view of what we have to offer, please send us an email to Ms. Astrid Moreau amo@cepani.be ( with your Name, First Name and Date of birth).  Also don’t forget to register online to our Newsletter to get our invites for our upcoming academic events and networking opportunities.


Guillaume Croisant, Attorney at law, Linklaters

Katherine Jonckheere, Attorney at law, Lalive


Sophie Bourgois, Stibbe

Dodo Chochitaichvili, Ariga law

Bart De Bock,  Allen & Overy

Adrien Fink, Deloitte

Alexandre Hublet, White & Case

Jan Janssen, Petillion

Lily Kengen, Tossens, Goldman Gonne

Lauren Rasking, Allen & Overy

Iris Raynaud, Hanotiau & van den Berg

Beatrice Van Tornout, Liedekerke

Emma Van Campenhoudt, Secretary General, CEPANI

Kuscu Abdulkadir
Sholape Abidakun
Mohamed Abou Zeid
Bharatendu Agarwal
Liliia Akkuchukova
Amina Akobe
Ibrahim Akrouch
Mustafa Al-Obaidi
Chanysheva Alina
Elnur Aliyev
Nevin Aljia
Michiel Allaerts
Melissa Allegrezza
Juan Alleman
Miranda Alves de Melo
Francisco Amallo
Laura André
Brent Apers
Alexander Aristodemou
Kamran Arshad
Maria Athanasiou
Louis Atyeo
Céline Aymé-Wauthier
Chadi Azzi
Malik Baba
Glenn Baeke
Freya Baetens
Franciska Bangisa
Mostafa Barakat
Peter Barna
Simon Batifort
Joost Bats
Gwenaelle Bauwens
Tine Bauwens
Marco Benatar
Johann Bensimon
Maarten Bentein
Sarah Benzidi
Maxime Berlingin
Florence Bété
John Biart
Nicolas Biessaux
Luc Bigel
Lief Bleyen
Anthony Bochon
Sergei Bogdanov
Morgan Bonneure
Pierre- Alexandre Bosman
Kristof Bossuyt
Andries Bots
Sophie Bourgois
Marina Bousi
Elisabeth Bousmar
Gokhan Bozkurt
Luis Bravo
Sophie Brenard
Dominik Brichta
Anne Brigot-Laperrousaz
William Brillat
Paul Bruch
Eline Buckinx
Hannelore Buelens
Julie Calaerts
Bob Cammaert
Charlotte Cappellen
Hugo Cardona
Apolinario Caymo
Grégoire Céline
An-Benedikte Ceulemans
Panagiotis Chalkias
Oisin Challoner
Philip Chambers
Darius Chan
Hadrien Chef
Yuning Chen
Dodo Chochitaichvili
Gaetan Chopin
Dedeepya Chowdary
Katarzyna Chuminska
Anna Chuwen Dai
Julien Ciarniello
Mehmet Cihan
Yves Claeys
Gwenaëlle Clerebaut
Colaers Stefanie
Ana Coimbra Trigo
Liselotte Collage
Lucrezia Colonna
Ana Constantino
Govert Coppens, MCIArb
Marian Cornel
Camille Cornil
Valentina Corradi
Alain Costantini
Sebastian Coulon Bauer
Kristof Cox
Michael Cox
Peter Craddock
Guillaume Croisant
Mehdi Cupaiolo
François Cuvelier
Mathieu Cuvellier
Olivia Cuylits
Steven Daems
Anna Dai
Ricardo Dalmaso
Rosalie Daneels
Florence Danis
Cyrille De Baerdemaeker
Jan De Beul
Diederik De Block
Bart De Bock
Michaël De Boeck
Thibault De Boulle
Geert De Buyzer
Tim De Deygere
Rosalie De Houck
Nino De Lathauwer
Olivia de Lovinfosse
Béryl De Magnée
Melanie de Marnix
Wim De Meester
Bavo De Mey
Kizzy De Mota
Mario de Nitto Personè
Olivia de Patoul
Pierre De Pauw
Stéphanie De Pauw
Fryderyk de Peslin
Ludmilla de Potter d’Indoye
Elena de Ribaucourt
Marijn De Ruysscher
Léopold de Schoutheete 
Pieter De Smedt
Pascaline De Splenter
Stanislas De Vocht
Arno Debelle
Franck Debue
Constantin Dechamps
Thomas Declerck
Fanny Declercq
Quentin Declève
Louis Dehaybe
Thibault Delaey
Herbert Delahaije
Samuel Delcominette
Marie Delcourt
Wouter Deleersnyder
Jan Delen
Earvin Delgado
Nicolas Delwaide
Ineke Demaeght
Iris Demoulin
Mathias Dendievel
Barbara Den Tandt
Karl Depypere
Lisbeth Depypere
Hannes Derijnck
Ibrahim Derinpinar
Simon Deryckere
Karel Desmet
Aurélie Devillers
Maarten Devinck
Christophe Devue
Shaurya Dhoundiyal
Nicholas Diamond
Justine Diepart
Sergejs Dilevka
Bacar Djamal El-Dine
Marko Djinovic
Petr Dobiáš
Rahul Donde
Gizem Dörttepe
Uluc Dr. Inan
Maarten Draye
Deschuttere Dries
Mateusz Dubek
Clara Ducimetiere
Munia El Harti Alonso
Muhammed Elemenler
Burova Elena
Sébastien Elst
Vivian Elvers
Lutgarde Eraly
Efstathiou Stefania
Kristof Everaert
Esterzon Evelyne
Lucas Falco
Artur Falmínio da Silva
Michael Farchakh
Georgios Fasfalis
Adrien Fink
Anouk Focquet
Ganna Fokina
Vanessa Foncke
Geoffrey Froidbise
Florence Frühling
Pavithra Ganesaratnam
Catrice Gayer
Ségolène Geeraert
Aster Gentils
Marie Georgy
Remy Gerbay
Victor Ghazouani
Andreea Ghita
Shreetama GhoshRajiv
Audrey Goessens
Elena Golbert
Sophie Goldman
Patricia Maria Silva Gomes
Yemesirach Gonfa
Wendy Gonzales
Anne-Michèle Goris
Laurent Gouiffes
Marc Gouverneur
Antoine Gregoire
Steve Griess
Cyril-Igor Grigorieff
Bruno Guandalini
Leonila Guglya
Clio Hans
Alexander Hansebout
Mathias Hanson
Bruno Hardy
Chloé Hartman
Mohamed Hassan Negm
Emily Hay
Katharina Heine
Jacob Henriquez
Frédéric Henry
Sébastien Herman
Carlos Hernandez Duran
Christophe Hery
Julien Hislaire
Arnaud Hoc
Julia Hoernig
Louis Hoffreumon
Sebastiaan Holslag
Koen Hoornaert
Coralie Hosse
Arnaud Houet
Eva Houtave
Simon Hoyos
Alexandre Hublet
Tim Hülskötter
Jochem Hummelen
Iuliana Iancu
François – Xavier Istace
Florian Jacques
Jerome Jacques
Rafaël Jafferali
Arthur Jamar de Bolsée
Gaetano Jannone
Jan Janssen
Flo Jelle
Benjamin Jesuran
De Witte Jolien
Katherine Jonckheere
David Jouret
Marko Jovanovic
Ilham Kabbouri
Vivek Kapoor
Brückner Katharina
Lily Kengen
Pushkar Keshavmurthy
Aleksejs Ketovs
Devika Khanna
Krystyna Khripkova
Klaartje Kinnaer
Adam Kiolle
Ludwina Klein
Joanna Kolber
Anna Kombikova
Nikita Kondrashov
Leon Kopecky
Pieter Kortbeek
Hanna Kozachenko
Oleg Krainsky
Margarita Krasheninnikova
Markus Krings
Sagar Kulkarni
Juraj Kunak
Celine Lachmann
Malavika Lal
Charles-Edouard Lambert
Mohamed Lamine
Esther Lanotte
Marie Lansmans
Louis Lantonnois
Marylène Lanza
Claire Larue
Julia Lastochkina
Nina Lauber Thommesen
Lozano Laura
Mathieu Lavens
Erwan Le Briquir
Elena Lebakina
Caroline Lebon
Amelie Lecluyse
Nadine Lederer
Christiane Lenz
Sebastien Leroy
Annie Lespérance
David Leys
Junjie Li
Camille Libert
Ioanna Lida
Fierens Liesbeth
Dennis Lievens
Rubben Lindemans
Luiza Lins e Silva Dutra
Ken Lioen
Richard Liu
Jolien Loos
Victor Lopez
Maithe Lopez
Aracelly Lopez
Jake Lowther
Raquel Macedo Moreira
Kammal Machkokot
Esther Maes
Nabeel Magableh
Leonard Maistriaux
Martyna Majoch
Maxime Malherbe
Rajat Malhotra
Benjamin Magnus
Artemis Malliaropoulou
Markiyan Malskyy
Ilaria Mancino
Mathieu Maniet
Adly Manseri
Olivier Mareschal
Bertrand Margraff
Flavia Marisi
Sarah Maria Martens
Laurent Martinot
Maureen Martins
José Rafael Mata Dona
Olga Matiychuk
Willem Matton
Jeroen Maudens
Arnauw Maurits
Bénédicte Mélot
Marcin Menkes
Céline Mergeay
Thales Mertens
Ahmed Meziou
Vijay Mishrarajiv
Hosein Mohebi
Matthew Morantz
Astrid Moreau
Tainá Moreira
Claire Morel de Westgaver
Marie-Caroline Morelle
Gustavo Moser
Eoin Moynihan
Jean-Claude Munitu
Stéphanie Nachsem
Lilit Nagapetyan
Fabrice Nana
Léa Naud
Marcus Navin-Jones
Sebastiano Nessi
Tjark Neumann
Céline Niemietz
Dilyara Nigmatullina
Diego Noesen
Amélie Noilhac
Antoine Nokerman
Emily Nordin
Kenny Nsimba-Masiya
Niels Onderbeke
Kevin Ongenae
Emilie Ooms
Cecile Oosterveen
Uka Oriola
Pegah Pakzadisfahan
Daniela Palacios
Dimitra Maria Palaiologou
Giulio Palermo
Pratyush Panjwani
Marina Papadatou
Eleni Papanikolaou
Karen Paridaen
Sebastian Partida
Valentina Pavusek
Alexander Pchelin
Charlotte Peiffer
Sara Pendjer
Alessandro Pepe
Niek Peters
Patricia Pimentel
Ken Pittoors
Pascal Plovie
Brieuc Polet
Sébastien Popijn
Olivier Populaire
Stan Putter
Lynn Pype
Lauren Rasking
Mauricio Ramirez
Rekha Rangachari
Leite da Silva Santana Raquel
Aravamudhan Ulaganathan Ravindran
Iris Raynaud
Stijn Reniers
Katharina Riedl
Alexandre Rigolet
Evelina Roegiers
Alexander Roels
Friedrich Rosenfeld
Lydie Roulleaux
Mathilde Rousseau
Brandt Ruben
Gabriele Ruscalla
Ella Rutter
Iurii Rybak
Stijn Sabbe
Ahmet Cevdet Sahin
Maryam Salehijam
Jafar Samdani
irina Samodelkina
Juan Manuel Sanchez Pueyo
Shivani Sanghi
Ank Santens
Rinaldo Saporito
Karel Sas
Giorgio Sassine
Laura Savonet
Matthias Schelkens
Yannic Schmitt
Sabrine Schnyder
Karel Schulpen
Geraldine Scraeyen
Johannes Seel
Stéphanie Seeuws
Mitchell Selie
Dmitry Semashko
Krishnayan Sen
Anne-Louise Servais
Hadrien Servais
Hosna Sheikhattar
Priyanka Shetty
Monty Silley
Flavia Silvestroni
Nathalie Ska
Glenn Smet
Brecht Smeets
Patricia Snell
Snyers d’Attenhoven  Victoria
Svinkovskaya Sofiya
Wesam Soudah
Ana Carolina Souza Fernandes
Eriola Sovali
Mark Stadnyk
Dejan Stankovic
Alizée Stappers
Koen Staut
Olga Stelmakh
Benjamin Stevens
Karolien Stiers
Danaë Stove
Heleen Struyven
Wing Cheung Su-Yi Leung
Mariano Suarez
Yujin Suga
Selin Suntay
Ahmed Tayane
Sam Tecle
Marta Testagrossa
Willem Theus
Jonas Thierens
 Laura Tielemans
Yves Thiery
Gael Thiry
Apolline Tielens
Selma Tiric
Nazira Toktalieva
Gustavo Toniol
Yannick Tschudi
Nathan Tulkens
Sherlin Tung
Akhil Chowdary Unnam
Gisèle Uwera
Sophie Vaessen
Bart Van Besien
Jonathan van Blaaderen
Heleen Van Cauwenberge
Inès Van Cayzeele
Myriam Van den Abeele
Veronique Van den Berg
Albert Jan Junior Van den Berg
Quentin Van den Eynde
Laurence Van Der Cruys
Olivier van der Haegen
Mathilde van der Stegen
Bram Van Eeckhout
Evelien Van Espen
Eric van Eyken
Pieter-Jan Van Goethem
Egidius Van Heddeghem
Arie Van Hoe
Sander Van Loock
Charlotte Van Maanen
Lydie Van Muylem
Valentina Van Opdenbosch
Virginie Van Overbeke
Sigrid Van Rompaey
Mario Van Santvoort
Nicolas Van Schap
Claudia Van Severen
Beatrice Van Tornout
Bart Van Vooren
Olivier Van Wouwe
Anne Van Zeebroeck
Thijs Vancoppernolle
Cyro Vangoidsenhoven
Tom Vandebosch
Thibaut Vandermeiren
Nicolas Vanderstappen
Solène Vandeweerd
Gauthier Vannieuwenhuyse
Chanel Vanstaen
Kim Vanthoor
Michiel Vanwynsberghe
Milena Varga
Hari Vastav
Griet Verfaillie
Wouter Verheyen
Pierre Vermeire
Dorothée Vermeiren
Inès Vermeiren
Julie Vermeulen
Nicolas Vermeulen
Jonathan Verslyppe
Cederic Veryser
Ester Vets
Tarunima Vijra
Emilio Paolo Villano
Kanwar Vivswan
Bart Volders
Michaël Warson
Barbara Warwas
Dirk Wiegandt
Michael Wietzorek
Emmelie Wijckmans
Wim Wijsmans
Morgane Willekens
Manda Wilson
Agnieszka Wojciechowska
Simal Efsane Yalcin
Volodymyr Yaremko
Plamen Yotov
Hamid Reza Younesi
Nicola Zenoni
Jie Zheng
Krystallia-Maria Zisaki
Alexander Zollner
David Zygas

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The Board took the initiative to create a Diversity and Inclusion study group, co-chaired by Sophie Goldman and Werner Eyskens. The objective of the working group is to look at the situation within CEPANI’s different fields of activity, to analyse it in comparison with other organisations and to formulate concrete proposals to improve diversity within CEPANI, if necessary.

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