Hans Van Bavel

I am Hans Van Bavel
Arbitration specialist
Litigation and Dispute Resolution specialist

Hans Van Bavel

With over 20 years’ experience, Hans has a deep knowledge of the criminal justice system and its impact on businesses. His extensive practical experience enables him to secure the best possible outcome for his clients.

Hans’ practice covers all aspects of company-related criminal law. He has assisted clients in many different sectors such as diamond, banking, transport, petrochemical, insurance and telecommunications. He represents companies and their directors before Belgian courts including the Supreme Court (Cour de cassation/ Hof van Cassatie) on criminal matters and before the European Court of Human Rights. In addition, he has significant experience in cases relating to internal fraud.

In the recent past, Hans has also successfully represented corporate clients in class-action-type litigation before the criminal courts. He has also assisted a number of clients in negotiations with the public prosecutor.

In 2011, Hans passed the professional competence exam organised by the Bar of Supreme Court Lawyers.

  • Languages: Dutch, French, English, German
  • Admitted to the Brussels Bar: 1993
  • Partner since: 2001


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