Bart De Bock


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.

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.



Attorney-at-law at the Antwerp Bar, 2016

Attorney-at-law at the Brussels Bar, 2015  

Board Member of BeTA, the Belgium Turnaround Association  

CEPANI member

Steering Committee CEPANI 40


LL.M. King’s College London, 2012

Master of Law, University of Antwerp, 2011

Bachelor of Law, University of Antwerp, 2009


Dutch, English
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.