Attorney at law,

Managing Partner at PETILLION

Substitute Judge in the Court of Appeals of Brussels

Arbitrator WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) – Participated at the preparation of WIPO’s Expert Determination Rules

Arbitrator CEPANI (Belgian Center for Arbitration and Mediation, commercial litigations)

Arbitrator SCIA (Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration)

Arbitrator IFTA (Independent Film and Television Association)

Arbitrator KLRCA (Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration)

Panelist WIPO (gTLD Alternative Dispute Resolution)

Panelist INTA (Trademark litigation)

Panelist NAF (National Arbitration Forum (USA), gTLD Alternative Dispute Resolution)

Panelist CEPANI (.be Alternative Dispute Resolution)

Panelist CZECH ARBITRATION COURT (.eu Alternative Dispute Resolution)

Panelist CZECH ARBITRATION COURT (gTLD Alternative Dispute Resolution)

Panelist KLRCA 


Mediator KLRCA

Member, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR

Member, IBA, International Bar Association

Member, Arbitration Committee, IBA

Member, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR Task Force on “Arbitration of Climate Change Related Disputes”


Founder and Chief Editor, Law Journal Rechtspraak Antwerpen Brussel Gent since 2002

Responsible for the Intellectual Property section of Law Journal Rechtspraak Antwerpen Brussel Gent since 2007

Member, Editorial Board, Trademarks & Brands Online (a WIPR publication)

Member, Editorial Board, Law Journal Intellectuele Rechten - Droits Intellectuels since 2000

Chief editor of the Domains and Domain Names edition of Getting The Deal Through since 2014

Member, ICC IP Committee

Member, ABA, American Bar Association

Member, Professional Ethics Committee, IBA

Member, Technology Law Committee, IBA

Member, European Regional Forum, IBA 

Member, Marques, the Association of European Trade Mark Owners

Member, Cyberspace team of Marques

Member, Outer Border Comité of Marques (till 2015)

Member, INTA, the International Trademark Association

Member, Intellectual Property Owners Association

Member, Belcliv, the Belgian Computer Security Club

Member, Beltug, the Belgian Telecommunications Users Group

Member, Licensing Executives Society

Member, AIPPI, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property

Member, ECTA, European Communities Trade Mark Association

Member, BMM, Association Benelux pour le droit des Marques et Modèles

Member, ABA, l’Association belge pour la protection du droit d’auteur

Member, VMA, Vlaamse Management Associatie

Member, De Warande

President, Members' Council of De Warande (till 2015)

Successor of the Superior Council for Justice (till 2008)

Member of the Council of the Brussels Bar (till 2008)

Chair of the Interlaw IP IT Special Business Team (till 2008)



Academic presence


Lecturer at the AIA Brussels Arbitration School 2014-

Lecturer at the Master of Intellectual Property and ICT Law Program of the KU Leuven 2016-

Lecturer at the Beneluxstichting Beroepsopleiding Merken- en Modellengemachtigden (BBMM) [an association that is supervised by the Benelux Association of Trademark and Design Law (BMM) organizing post graduates for trademark attorneys] 2012-

Assistant professor, Faculty of Law, K.U.Leuven University (International Law and Comparative Law) 1987-1991


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