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Bart De Bock

Senior Associate


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Bart De Bock

Senior Associate


Bart specialises in complex commercial and corporate litigation and arbitration cases, and has a particular interest in insolvency and restructuring matters as well as in shareholder disputes.

In addition, Bart has broad experience in negotiating and drafting a wide variety of contracts in the construction and energy sectors. Finally, as a key member of our Belgian Insurance team, Bart also frequently acts in insurance related matters.

News & insights

Car travelling at speed along a brightly lit road

News: 23 NOVEMBER 2021

A&O advises on block trade in CZG – Česká zbrojovka Group shares through an accelerated bookbuilding

Allen & Overy announced today that it advised WOOD & Company Financial Services, a.s., acting as sole global coordinator, on a block trade disposal of shares in CZG – Česká zbrojovka Group SE…

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Wind turbines

Blog Post: 16 NOVEMBER 2021

Japan's new energy strategy: Reflections on COP

The Japanese government announced its latest energy strategy, the 6th Strategic Energy Plan (the New Energy Strategy), a couple of weeks ahead of COP26. In the first in our Reflections on COP series,…

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shipping container and crane

Publications: 16 NOVEMBER 2021

The UK’s trade remedies regime

The creation of an independent UK trade remedies regime is a critical and under-reported aspect of the UK’s new trade policy. Going forward, the UK’s newfound ability to shape its own trade remedies…

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Publications: 30 MARCH 2021

Introduction of a pre-pack insolvency procedure in Belgium

On Friday, 26 March 2021, the Belgian Insolvency Law was amended with the introduction of a pre-packaged insolvency procedure, allowing the debtor to discretely prepare for judicial reorganisation…

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Admitted as an attorney-at-law at the Antwerp Bar, 2016 

Admitted as an attorney-at-law at the Brussels Bar, 2015 

Steering Committee Member of BeTA, the Belgium Turnaround Association


LL.M. King’s College London, 2012

Master of Law, University of Antwerp, 2011

Bachelor of Law, University of Antwerp, 2009

Published work

  • B. DE BOCK, “The emergency arbitrator in the 2013 CEPANI Arbitration Rules”, b-Arbitra 2015/1, pp. 67-87
  • B. DE BOCK, Report on the CEPANI colloquium on "Third party funding in arbitration", CEPANI Newsletter Nr. 111, March 2017, p. 2-3.
  • B. DE BOCK, T. MERTENS, “Introduction of a pre-pack insolvency procedure in Belgium”, HERO - Herstructurering & Recovery Online, 12 April 2021.
  • B. DE BOCK, A. BASTENIER, "Maatwerk in de gerechtelijke reorganisatie: de ene overdracht is de andere niet…", Tijdschrift voor Beslag- en Insolventierecht, 2021/2, pp. 116-127.