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Werner Eyskens



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Werner Eyskens



Werner specialises in the contentious and international aspects of commercial litigation, including arbitration. He has conducted numerous arbitrations under CEPANI, ICC, LCIA, ICSID and SIAC, and regularly sits as arbitrator. He has a wide experience in acting for major players in the international construction industry and in the aviation industry.

Over the past 10 years, Werner has consistently been recommended by Legal 500 and Chambers for litigation and arbitration.

Other noteworthy experience include advising:

  • A European logistics group in CEPANI arbitration proceedings on alleged breaches of representations and warranties of a share purchase agreement with a private equity investment fund, including ensuring set aside proceedings.
  • A major Belgian infrastructure asset operator in an LCIA arbitration between its institutional joint venture shareholders regarding claims for breaches of confidentiality obligations under the various shareholder agreements.
  • A Luxembourg Owner in ICC and SIAC arbitration proceedings against a Korean shipyard and against Korean banks under related bank guarantees. These arbitration proceedings involved SIAC emergency arbitration proceedings and Seoul court proceedings.

Experience highlights



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Exempt European lawyer (England and Wales), 2004

Admitted as avocat/advocaat (Belgium), 1994


Graduate degree, Air & Space Law, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 1999

LLM, Northwestern University School of Law, 1994

Law degree, KULeuven, 1993

Law degree, F.N.D.P., 1990

Published work

  • Eyskens W., Rasking L., "Third party funding in arbitration: Belgian state of play in a comparative perspective", p.121-136, in Liber Amicorum Cepani 1969-2019
  • Eyskens W., Stoyanov M., Bourgeois V., Fernandez-Bertier M., "Procedural interplay between investment arbitration and criminal proceedings in the context of corruption allegations", b-Arbitra, 2018/1, p.7-39
  • Eyskens, W., Bonneure, M., "Splitting the bill of CEPANI arbitrations: the Belgian art of Compromise?", b-Arbitra, 2017/1, 7-34
  • Eyskens, W., Kaluma, N., Chapter 7: "Non-US Class Actions", Litigating Securities Class Actions 2013 and 2014
  • Eyskens, W., Kaluma, N., Chapter 7: "Belgium", The International Comparative Legal Guide to Class & Group Actions 2011, 36
  • Eyskens, W., Kaluma, N., "La class action et le droit belge, va-et-vient de part et d'autre de l'Atlantique", Journal des Tribunaux 2008, 481-488
  • Eyskens, W., Kaluma, N., "Class and Group Actions 2009: Belgium", Global Legal Group publication 2008, 45
  • Eyskens, W., Frühling, P., "Current and Future Issues Relating to Slot Management and Mobility in the European Union", Air & Space Law 2004, issue 2, 79-113
  • Eyskens, W., "Nuisance sonore par avions: une approche comparative", in Le Bruit des Avions: Aspects Juridiques, Brussels, Bruylant, 2002 (Actes du Colloque of 14 June 2001 organised by the Centre d'Etudes du Droit d'Environnement de l'Université de Saint-Louis)
  • Eyskens, W., with Professor Pablo Mendes de Leon, "The Montreal Convention: analysis of some aspects of the attempted modernisation and consolidation of the Warsaw System", Journal Air Law & Commerce 2001, 1155 (SMU Law Review Association)
  • Eyskens, W., "Formation of contract under the Vienna Convention", International Business Law Practice Series, D. Campbell and B. Birkeland (editors), New York, Transnational Publishers, 1999
  • Eyskens, W., Misonne D., "Geluidsoverlast rond luchthavens in België en i.h.b. Brussel-nationaal: een stand van zaken" [Noise hindrance around airports in Belgium and in Brussels Airport in particular: a state of affairs], Vervoer & Recht 1999, 53-64
  • Eyskens, W., Pittie, M. "La récupération des aides d'Etat contraires au traité CE", Journal des Tribunaux droit européen 1998, 145-152
  • Eyskens, W., Pittie, M., "La récupération des aides communautaires contraires au traité CE", Journal des Tribunaux droit européen 1998, 73-80


Awards & accolades

Knighthood in the Order of Leopold I for distinguished service to the Bar

June 2018