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From arbitration to mediation and other ADR’s, CEPANI has provided the necessary assistance for the effective, professional, and swift resolution of conflicts outside of state courts.

CEPANI’s set of Rules stand firm at the forefront of resolving disputes with efficiency and with 55 years of experience in managing disputes. CEPANI’s Rules rank among the most modern worldwide, incorporating the latest developments in domestic and international arbitration practice and other alternative dispute resolution methods.

CEPANI actively supports and promotes all forms of alternative dispute resolution, notably through its diverse academic activities conducted both in Belgium and abroad.

CEPANI is the Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation. As such, it offers parties in dispute the administrative assistance for their arbitration and other ADR proceedings, to allow them to reach a satisfactory solution for their conflict. The Centre strives to create the appropriate legal and administrative framework for the parties, to make possible a swift and safe resolution of their dispute.

CEPANI was founded in 1969, under the auspices of the Belgian National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Belgium) and the Federation of Belgian Enterprises (VBO/FEB). Over the years, CEPANI’s reputation has steadily grown and it is now the main centre for dispute resolution in Belgium. At the heart of Brussels, amidst several important EU institutions and international organizations, CEPANI offers its services in a national as well as an international context.

CEPANI is housed in the offices of the VBO/FEB in Brussels. Its members include business people, university professors, corporate counsel, lawyers and notaries. Internationally, it maintains close relations with similar centres around the globe and promotes the city of Brussels as an arbitration hub.

Our aim:

CEPANI’s aims are twofold:

  1. The active support of arbitration and mediation proceedings. CEPANI provides an appropriate legal and administrative framework for the rapid and effective resolution of disputes. It places at the disposal of the parties a set of rules for arbitration, mediation and other forms of ADR; it appoints independent arbitrators, mediators, experts or neutrals; it monitors the course of the proceedings and, if necessary, provides logistic support.

  2. The active promotion of arbitration, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. To this end, CEPANI regularly organises academic lectures, colloquia and seminars and encourages the publication of articles and books on the subject. CEPANI is also actively involved in preparing legislative initiatives in this area.

CEPANI does not itself act as arbitrator, mediator, expert or independent neutral.

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Contact CEPANI

Rue des Sols Stuiverstraat 8 — B-1000 Brussels — +32 2 515 08 35
BTW BE 0413 975 115

Financial information

BNP  BE45 2100 0760 8589 (BIC GEBABEBB)
KBC  BE28 4300 1693 9120 (BIC KREDBEBB)
ING   BE36 3100 7204 1481 (BIC BBRUBEBB)

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