Our team

Johan Billiet

Johan Billiet

Johan is a lawyer at the Brussels Bar and a specialist in commercial law, bankruptcy and insolvency, and distribution and franchising. He is the founding partner of Billiet & Co. Johan holds a dual Master in Law and Criminology from the University of Ghent, as well as a Master in Maritime Law from the University of Antwerp. He is the founder of the Association for International Arbitration, and the author of various books, including the manual of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) on International Investment Arbitration. Johan teaches investment arbitration, dispute resolution and comparative arbitration at the Faculty of Law and Criminology of the VUB. He works in Dutch, French, and English.

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Philippe Billiet

Philippe Billiet

Philippe is a lawyer at the Brussels Bar and a specialist in conflict (re)solution, arbitration, and commercial law. He obtained his LL.M. in International Economic Law at the University of Warwick. Philippe was one of the first mediators to obtain the EMTPJ (European Mediation Training for Practitioners of Justice) certification and he frequently intervenes in matters that have a diplomatic dimension. He is a vice-president of the Chambre d’arbitrage d’experts, a member of the advisory board of the Brussels Diplomatic Academy, and a registered arbitrator with numerous institutions worldwide. He lectures on conflict resolution tools and strategies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He works in Dutch, French, and English. In addition, he is conversational in German and understands Polish.

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Vladimir Lincautan

Vladimir Lincautan

Vladimir is a lawyer at the Brussels Bar and a specialist in corporate and commercial law, international trade law, and M&A. He has completed multiple masters, including in business law, corporate finance, international and European law, and international public law. He frequently intervenes in complex corporate and international trade transactions and has extensive experience in handling high-value, multi-party, multi-jurisdictional disputes in CIS and EU jurisdictions. He has worked as a legal counsel at ERG sarl in Luxembourg and has experience working for Dentons. Vladimir works in Dutch, French, English, Russian, Ukrainian and Romanian.

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Mona Hanna

Mona Hanna

Mona is an attorney, legal consultant, trainer, arbitrator and a mediation counsel accredited by the Belgian Federal Mediation Commission. She is specialized in numerous legal fields including corporate, real estate, labour, civil, construction and medical. Further, she is a practitioner of conflict (re)solution, in particular arbitration, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution means. She is also FIDIC accredited. Mona is the president and founder of the Lebanese Association for Mediation and Conciliation (LAMAC) and the director of the Lebanese Center for Mediation and Conciliation linked to LAMAC. She is a co-founder and partner at Hanna for Law, Mediation and Business Consultancy. Mona is a Master Practitioner in NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming) and trainer in the field. She is a consultant in relational communication, non-violent communication, and focuses on peer mediation and mediation at schools, directive and transformative mediation. Mona is also a lecturer in the postgraduate French section of Lebanese University and the research center of the military school. Additionally, she is a trainer at ENA (Ecole Nationale d’Administration) and other institutions, and regularly speaks at international events. She authored the first Arabic mediation book and established the first certified mediator course in Arabic. She works in Arabic, English and French.

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Dr. Konstantinos Adamantopouloss

Dr. Konstantinos Adamantopoulos

Konstantinos is a dual qualified Greek lawyer and member of the Brussels Bar's E list since 2002. He specializes in EU trade law, EU competition law, including merger control, and State aid. He has worked extensively and has in depth expertise in the telecommunications, media, sports, energy, mining-commodities, aviation and construction sectors as well as the steel and chemical industries. He regularly represents clients, from across Europe, the US and Asia, before the European institutions and has extensive experience of litigation, representing governments and corporate entities before the European Commission, the Court of Justice and the General Court of the European Union, as well as in dispute settlement procedures before WTO institutions. Konstantinos has authored a number of publications on European law and policy and has presented at conferences on aspects of EU competition, State aid, trade and air transport law. He regularly lectures on EU law.

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Nikos Lavranos

Nikos Lavranos

Nikos is an expert in investment treaty law and arbitration. He has a broad background as former negotiator for bilateral investment treaties, active academic and legal advisor in international arbitration disputes. He regularly advises investor and states in intra-EU BITs, Energy Charter Treaty and other disputes. In addition, he is Secretary General of EFILA and Guest Professor at the VUB and Verona University. Nikos regularly speaks at international conferences and publishes widely on investment law and arbitration. He is listed as Arbitrator and Mediator in several arbitration institutions.

Expertise
  • International dispute settlement
  • International investment law and arbitration
  • WTO and EU law
  • Interaction between international, European and national law