Bernard Hanotiau is a member of the Brussels and Paris Bars. In 2001, he established a boutique law firm in Brussels concentrating on international arbitration and litigation, Hanotiau & van den Berg, which has offices in Brussels and Singapore. Prof. Hanotiau is Professor Emeritus at the University of Louvain. He is also a member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Governing Board. Since 1978, he has been actively involved in commercial and investment arbitration in all parts of the world, including the UAE and other states of the Middle East, in particular Syria, Qatar and Egypt.