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Publications:

European Mediation Training for Practitioners of Justice (with DVD)

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Arbitration in CIS Countries. Current issues

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The UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration: 25 years

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Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Energy Sector

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A Selection of Pitfalls under Chinese Arbitration

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"The new EU Directive on Mediation - First Insights"

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"Arbitration and Mediation in the ACP-EU Relations"

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"Interim measures in international commercial arbitration"

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"Colloque sur le Livre Vert de la Commission européenne sur les modes alternatifs de résolution des conflits relevant du droit civil et commercial"

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Johan Billiet

Johan Billiet
President, Association for International Arbitration

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Johan Billiet is a founding partner at Billiet & Co, Brussels, where he practices arbitration, commercial law, distribution and franchising, intellectual property and bankruptcy law. He is also the founder and president of the Association for International Arbitration (AIA). Johan Billiet is a lawyer at the Brussels bar and has acted as a deputy judge at the Court of First Instance in Brussels since 1981. He is also one of the creators of the International Commercial Arbitration Court (ICAC) at the European Arbitration Chamber.

Johan is frequently appointed to act as an arbitrator in all types of national and international arbitration procedures. Between 1985 and 1991, he was lecturer in law at the Brussels Business School EHSAL. Today he teaches alternative dispute resolution, investment arbitration and comparative arbitration at the VUB University in Brussels, Brussels Diplomatic Academy and at the European Mediation Training for Practitioners of Justice (EMTPJ) as well as at other ADR training providers. He is also an accredited mediator in civil and commercial cross border disputes.

Johan Billiet holds advanced degrees in maritime law from the University of Antwerp, Belgium, and in European competition law from the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. He is a member of the Institute of Arbitration, the National Arbitration Forum Cepani-Cepina, the European Arbitration Chamber, the International League of Competition Law and the International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property. Johan is the author of various books and numerous articles on alternative dispute resolution, distribution law, commercial law and contract law. He is bilingual in Dutch and French and fluent in English.

Education

Mr. Johan Billiet graduated from the University of Ghent, Belgium (Lic. Juris and Criminology) and gained an advanced degree in Maritime Law from the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Publications

  • The Belgian Distribution Law, Eclectica, 1986
  • Pocket Memo About Subsidies, Kluwer Rechtswetenschappen, Belgium
  • More than 30 articles about commercial law in various journals
  • Co-author of the chapter on Arbitration in Belgium for the GAR’s annual “Getting the Deal Through” and for the GAR’s annual “European and Middle Eastern Arbitration Review”

AIA with Johan Billiet edited the following books:

  • Interim Measures in International Commercial Arbitration, 2007
  • The New EU Directive on Mediation, First Insights, 2008
  • Arbitration and Mediation in ACP-EU Relations, 2008
  • Chinese Arbitration. A Selection of Pitfalls, 2009
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Energy Sector, 2009
  • The UNCITRAL Model law on International Commercial Arbitration: 25 years, 2010
  • Arbitration in CIS Countries: Current issues, 2012
  • European Mediation Training for Practitioners of justice: A guide to European Mediation, 2012