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 registered at the Brussels and Paris Bars (directive 98/5/EC) and has acted as deputy judge at the Court of First Instance in Brussels since 1981. Further, he is 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 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 works in Dutch, French and English.