Dirk Knottenbelt

Dirk Knottenbelt

Advocaat | Partner

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+31 10 217 24 72
+31 6 5155 9271

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Dirk leidt het arbitrageteam van Houthoff en is gespecialiseerd in complexe vennootschapsrechtelijke en commerciële arbitrages en procesvoering. Een groot gedeelte van zijn praktijk bestaat uit arbitrages en andere geschillen en beslechtingsprocedures met internationale aspecten. Zijn klanten zijn veelal Nederlandse, Amerikaanse en andere internationale ondernemingen. Dirk treedt op als advocaat in nationale en internationale commerciële en investeringsarbitrages onder auspiciën van de ICC, NAI, ICSID en andere institutionele regels, zoals GAFTA, NZV, AVZ and FENEX. Dirk treedt ook op als arbiter in ad hoc en institutionele arbitrages en als raadsheer-plaatsvervanger bij het Hof.


  • “Clients commend him for his courtroom presence, saying that ‘his oral advocacy is very well structured, credible and convincing.’”
    Chambers Global & Europe, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Counsel (2021 Edition)
  • Leading Individual
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2021 Edition)
  • “The ‘very skilled and client-oriented’ Dirk Knottenbelt  frequently represents clients in ICC arbitration.”
    Chambers Global & Europe, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Counsel (2020 Edition)
  • “I worked with Dirk Knottenbelt and others during the whole arbitration process. They are polite, passionate, smart, professional and always fully prepared for upcoming situations. Besides, they do wonderful paperwork.”
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2020 Edition)
  • “The team is led by senior partner Dirk Knottenbelt who is leading in arbitration and has an overwhelming presence.”
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2020 Edition)
  • “Knottenbelt is a true advocate, great at hearings. Knows how to present his case. Very analytical.”
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2020 Edition)
  • “Dirk Knottenbelt is very analytical.”
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2020 Edition)
  • “Dirk Knottenbelt is praised by clients for his ‘strong commercial awareness, excellent service level and strategic approach.’”
    Chambers Global & Europe, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Counsel - Netherlands (2019 Edition)
  • “Dirk Knottenbelt is ‘excellent.’”
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2019 Edition)
  • "Commentators praise him as an 'excellent litigator,' adding that he is 'smart and responsive'."
    Chambers Global & Europe, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Counsel (2018 edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2018 Edition)
  • "Dirk Knottenbelt is ‘very pragmatic’."
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2018 Edition)
  • Dirk Knottenbelt is ranked in Tier 1.
    Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2017 Edition)
  • "Sources describe him as 'very accurate, reliable and trustworthy, and he handles things with thoughtfulness,' with others characterising him as a 'smart, well-prepared litigator'."
    Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2017 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2017 Edition)

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