Elisabeth Hoffmann

Dr. Hoffmann studied at the universities of Freiburg i.Br. (Germany), Saarbrücken (Germany), Paris (Sorbonne), and finished its Law course at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), where she obtained the title of Doctor of Laws . Due to her scientific knowledge, she then worked as research delegate at the Centre of Private law (“Centre de Droit Privé”) of the University of Brussels from 1974 to 1978.

– Admitted to the Brussels Bar in 1974 as first foreign citizen being registered as Belgian barrister.
– Thanks to her privileged relationship with the international legal profession, and to her fluency in several European languages, she has been able to develop a genuinely European practice, featuring a network of professional contacts extending to many major cities of the European Union and the Unites States.

– Her clients include  important European and international names in various sectors, such as:  commercial,  industrial and  transport industry  etc.

– She has also many years experience  as an arbitrator in international arbitration cases. and was president of the arbitration Institue of the Brussels Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Hoffmann is active in numerous professional and paraprofessional associations and is a  member of the board of several Chambers of Commerce  Dr. Hoffmann is cofounder and member of the Board of the European Association of Lawyers of which she has been the president from 2010 to 2014.

She is also author of numerous publications and  speaker  in Belgium and abroad in the fields of  Business-, Economic- and European law.

German, French, English, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese


Autor follwing books:

Autor: „Grundzüge des belgischen Handels,- Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftsrechts„, Verlag C. H. Beck, München, März 1996

Co-autor  following books:

„Die GmbH in Belgien“ in „Die GmbH-Rechte in den EG-Staaten“ Köln 1993;

“Debt Recovery in Europe”, Verlag Jordan Publishing Limited, Bristol, 1995;

“ International Agency and Distribution Law”, Verlag Matthew & Bender, New York;, 1996;

“International Licensing”, BNA Internat. Inc, London, 1997;

“Distribution and Agency Agreements” in Structuring International Contracts, Kluwer Law International, London, 1996;

“International Business and Investment Guide”, ed. Denis Campbell, Salzburg, 1998.

“Handelsvertreterrecht”, Neuwied, 1998.

“Personalrecht in Europa”, Haufe Verlag, 2004.