Bart van der Wiel

Bart van der Wiel

Advocaat | Partner

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+31 20 605 61 11
+31 6 2025 0758

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Dutch
English

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Bart heads the Supreme Court Litigation Team. As a Supreme Court specialist, he has been involved in numerous landmark cases on arbitration, finance, insolvency, insurance, contracts, procedure and liability law, acting for corporates, investors, and leading financial institutions such as Achmea, Allianz, and ING. As a trial lawyer, he has represented the estates of KPNQwest and Lehman Brothers Treasury, and bondholders in the multi-billion dollar Oi restructuring in vital matters for the resolution of these insolvencies. Bart is a member of Houthoff's Diversity & Inclusiveness Committee.

  • “Clients praise his commitment, one asserting that he ‘stands out as a Supreme Court litigator and really goes the necessary extra mile to win the case.’”
    Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution: Supreme Court Litigation (2021 Edition)
  • Bart van der Wiel is ranked in Tier 1.
    Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution: Supreme Court Litigation (2021 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution: Supreme Court Litigation (2020 Edition)
  • Bart van der Wiel is ranked in Tier 1.
    Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution: Supreme Court Litigation (2020 Edition)
  • “Bart van der Wiel excels in Supreme Court advice and litigation. He is a quick and strategic thinker with a keen eye on its client’s opportunities. One of his unique strengths is that you can always reach him. Another strength is that he is very hands on.”
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation (2020 Edition)
  • Bart van der Wiel is ranked in Tier 1.
    Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution: Supreme Court Litigation (2019 Edition)
  • “Clients remark that ‘he is very analytical,’ adding: ‘In difficult situations he explains everything in an understandable way.’”
    Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution: Supreme Court Litigation (2019 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation (2019 Edition)
  • Bart van der Wiel is ranked in Tier 1.
    Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution: Supreme Court Litigation (2018 Edition)
  • "He's a very good lawyer, very thorough, very calm and collected and very methodical in his approach. He is a very reliable litigator."
    Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution; Supreme Court Litigation (2018 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation (2018 Edition)
  • "Bart van der Wiel is 'outstanding in Supreme Court litigation' and 'very pleasant to work with'."
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation (2018 Edition)
Bart received a Ph.D. from Leiden University in 2004 and has authored many publications. He is the editor and co-author of a leading textbook on Supreme Court litigation, and a member of the editorial team of the Tijdschrift voor Civiele Rechtspleging, the leading Dutch journal on civil procedure. Bart is a highly sought-after speaker and lecturer, and a member of the Advisory Committee on Civil Procedural Law of the Ministry of Justice and Security.

Qualifications & Experience

  • PhD Civil Law in 2004 (Leiden University)
  • Civil Law (Leiden University)
  • M.A. Classics (Leiden University)
  • The Dutch Supreme Court reinstates arbitral award after it had been quashed for alleged corruption.

    Read the news item on this case here
  • The Dutch Supreme Court upholds the appeals court's judgment which found that CBRE Global Investors does not have to offer Bijenkorf properties to Bijenkorf.

    Read the news item on this here
  • The Dutch Supreme Court sets aside the appeal court's judgment on a Kazakh company's attachment of assets in a claim against shareholder Kazakhstan.

    Read the news item on this case here