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Albert Jan van den Berg

J.D.; Ph.D.

Professor Albert Jan van den Berg is and has been sole, presiding and party-appointed arbitrator in numerous international arbitrations relating to various fields. Professor van den Berg also frequently acts as counsel in international commercial arbitration matters.

He is a founding partner at the Brussels-headquartered law firm Hanotiau & van den Berg. He is on many panels of arbitrators including the American Arbitration Association (AAA), China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and many more.

He was the President of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) from 2014 to 2016. Professor van den Berg is also former President and Secretary-General of the NAI and former Vice-President of the LCIA. He is Emeritus Professor of Law (arbitration chair) at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, a Visiting Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC and at Tsinghua University Law School, Beijing and a member of the Faculty of the Geneva University MIDS, Geneva.

Professor van den Berg is Acting General Editor of the Yearbook: Commercial Arbitration. He has extensively published and lectured on international arbitration and has founded and maintains a website on the New York Convention on the Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards http://www.newyorkconvention.org.

He was awarded the "Best Prepared and Most Responsive Arbitrator" by the Global Arbitration Review in 2013 and "Arbitration: Lawyer of the Year Award" by  The International Who's Who Legal in 2006, 2011 and 2017.