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, Insurance Litigation 2019 Belgium (country overview), publication entitled “Getting The Deal Through: Insurance Litigation 2019”, 2019.
  • B. DE BOCK, "D&O Insurance and the new BCCA", eAlert Allen & Overy (Belgium) LLP, 5 November 2019.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Board Member of BeTA, the Belgium Turnaround Association  
  • CEPANI member
  • Steering Committee CEPANI 40



Attorney-at-law at the Antwerp Bar, 2016

Attorney-at-law at the Brussels Bar, 2015 


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.