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Herman Verbist

Herman Verbist
Name and surname

Herman Verbist

Dr.iur., Attorney-at-law
Professional titles


  • English
  • French
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Civil law and civil contracts
  • Commercial law and commercial contracts
  • Company law
  • Competition law (antitrust)
  • Construction law
  • Distribution agreements and franchising
  • European law
  • Infrastructure projects
  • Insurance law and liability for damages
  • International arbitration
  • International investment arbitration
  • Investment arbitration
  • Investment projects
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Pharmaceutical law
  • Sports law
Year of birth







Attorney at law, member of the Ghent Bar and of  the Brussels Bar,  Partner of Everest Attorneys G&B.

Lecturer at Europa-Institut of Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany, for the course “case study investment mediation”, teaching students an alternative method for settling investor-state disputes on the basis of a practical case, in the Master Programm Study Unit “International Dispute Resolution / Case Studies”, since 2020.

President of the Training and Documentation Department of the Belgian Court of Arbitration for Sports, Brussels, since 2021.

President of the arbitrators of the Belgian Court of Arbitration for Sports, Brussels, 2016-2020.

Visiting Professor at University of Ghent, Belgium, lecturing the course on international commercial arbitration, 1996-2013.

Counsel at the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris, 1988-1996.


“Chapter 16 – Mediation as a Method to Settle International Trade and Investment Disputes”, in The Investor-State Dispute Settlement System : Reform, Replace or Status Quo?, A Anderson and B. Beaumont (Editors), Alphen aan den Rijn, Wolters Kluwer, 2020, 341-367.

“Belgium”, (co-author with Hans van Houtte), in F.-B. Weigand and A. Baumann (Editors), Practitioner’s Handbook on International Commercial Arbitration – Third edition,  Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2019, 156-225.

Chapter on “Belgium”, in Annulment of arbitral awards by state court : Review of national case law with respect to the conduct of the arbitral process, A report by the Arbitration Commission of the International Bar Association, London, October 2018, 4-8.

ICC Arbitration in Practice”, Second Revised Edition, (co-author with Erik Schäfer and Christophe Imhoos), Kluwer Law International, Alphen aan den Rijn and Stämpfli, Bern, 2016, 606 pages, ISBN 978-90-411-3171-3.

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