Marielle Koppenol-Laforce

Marielle Koppenol-Laforce

Advocaat | Partner

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+31 10 217 25 25
+31 6 5152 1024

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Marielle Koppenol-Laforce specialises in arbitration and litigation. She advises and litigates in complex international contracts situations (from construction contracts to shareholders agreements disputes) and insolvencies. Her practice also includes investment arbitration and international commercial arbitration (ICC, ICSID, NAI, UNCITRAL and DIAC). Her litigation and arbitration proceedings in the Netherlands are usually in parallel to foreign proceedings for the same client. She is regularly involved in discovery under 28 U.S.C. § 1782 for use in Dutch proceedings. Prior to fully committing to international litigation and arbitration, she worked with Houthoff's Corporate/M&A and Finance practice groups.

  • Recommended
    Chambers Global & Europe, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Counsel - Netherlands (2020 Edition)
  • “She is a great manager, knows how to handle the big ticket arbitrations.”
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2020 Edition)
  • “Marielle Koppenol-Laforce stands out. She’s tough, independent-minded and always goes the extra mile for the client.”
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2020 Edition)
  • Leading Individual
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2020 Edition)
  • “She is described as ‘absolutely focused, energetic and devoted to her clients.’”
    Chambers Global & Europe, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Counsel - Netherlands (2019 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2019 Edition)
  • Leading Individual
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2019 Edition)
  • "She basically knows everything on international arbitration law and she is a brilliant scholar in the team."
    Chambers Global & Europe, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Counsel (2018 edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2018 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Energy: regulatory (2018 Edition)
  • "Clients highly recommend the ‘very hands-on’ Marielle Koppenol-Laforce, who has ‘fantastic analytical skills’." 
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2018 Edition)
  • "‘Straight-shooter’ Marielle Koppenol-Laforce ‘thinks outside of the box’ and is ‘a great team player'."
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2017 Edition)
Marielle has been a professor of International Commercial Contracting at Leiden University since 2010. She coaches the international arbitration and CISG team for the yearly Leiden University Willem C. Vis Moot Court. She is a member of the Dutch Standing Committee of Private International Law and an International Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

She regularly teaches post-academic courses on private international law, the Vienna Sales Convention, arbitration and international procedural law.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Ph.D. Thesis on the Hague Trust Convention(Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  • Law (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  • Acting as Petrobras Dutch counsel in connection with Claim Foundations claiming compensation on behalf of investors for the fraud issues at the parent company in Brazil.
  • Counsel in foreign arbitral proceedings under the DIAC Arbitration Rules concerning a dispute about a service contract on behalf of a foreign company.

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