Titles

  • Attorney at law, 

  • Managing Partner at PETILLION

  • Deputy Judge in the Court of Appeals of Brussels

  • Councilor of ICANN GNSO Council

  • 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 

  • 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”

  • Member, CEPANI Digitalisation of Arbitration Committee

  • Member, CEPANI Domain Names Dispute Resolution Committee

 

Other activities:

 

  • 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

  • Responsible for the newly created Information Technology section of Law Journal Rechtspraak Antwerpen Brussel Gent since 2018

  • 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 EUIPO Education Programme, Allicante, Spain 2019-

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

  • Lecturer at the AIA Brussels Arbitration School 2014-

  • 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