Hakim Boularbah is partner in the dispute resolution department of the Brussels office of Loyens & Loeff. 

He focuses on corporate litigation (class actions, shareholders’ disputes, post-acquisition claims), international arbitration (including proceedings related to arbitration: enforcement, setting aside, interim measures) and asset recovery. Hakim is one of the most renowned specialists of collective redress. He is currently defending the first class actions and follow-on actions brought in Belgium. He also has an extensive practice in enforcement of foreign judgments or awards (especially against sovereigns) as well as in obtaining interim reliefs and protective measures or resisting to them. Hakim also frequently acts as counsel or arbitrator in international arbitration matters.

Hakim is professor at the University of Liège (ULg) where he teaches civil procedure law. He is the author of numerous books and publications on civil procedure, private international law and arbitration law.

He holds a law degree (1996) and a PhD (2007) from the University of Brussels (ULB).

Hakim is unanimously recommended as a leading lawyer in the fields of dispute resolution and arbitration:

Chambers and Partners – Global Edition – Dispute Resolution – ranked Band 1 in 2018; The Legal 500 – Dispute Resolution – ranked tier 1 in 2018.