Rob Meijer

Rob Meijer

Advocaat | Partner

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+31 20 605 61 08
+31 6 5149 4309

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Dutch
English
French
German

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Rob specialises in liability matters, insurance law and Dutch Supreme Court litigation (particularly in relation to liability, real estate law, company law, insurance law, transport law and intellectual property law). In addition, Rob acts as an arbitrator for the Netherlands Arbitration Institute. The cases that he handles are invariably of an international and commercial nature.

  • “He is ‘very thoughtful and knowledgeable on the appellate court and procedures in the Netherlands.’”
    Chambers Global & Europe, Dispute Resolution and Supreme Court Litigation (2019 Edition)
  • Senior Statespeople
    Chambers Global & Europe, Dispute Resolution and Supreme Court Litigation (2019 Edition)
  • Leading individual - Hall of fame
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation (2019 Edition)
  • Recommended - Hall of fame
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2019 Edition)
  • Senior Statesmen
    Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution: Supreme Court Litigation (2018 Edition)
  • Senior Statesmen
    Chambers Global & Europe, Dispute Resolution (2018 Edition)
  • "He is described by sources as 'truly excellent' and commended for his 'formidable legal knowledge and skills."
    Chambers Global & Europe, Dispute Resolution: Supreme Court Litigation (2018 edition)
  • Leading Individual
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation (2018 Edition)
  • Senior Statesmen
    Chambers Global & Europe, Dispute Resolution (2017 Edition)
  • Senior Statesmen
    Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution: Supreme Court Litigation (2017 Edition)
  • "Sources describe him as 'a very wise counsellor whose judgement we have a lot of confidence in'."
    Chambers Global & Europe, Dispute Resolution (2017 Edition)
  • Leading individual
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation (2017 Edition)

Rob is a former chairman of the Advisory Committee on Civil Law, and has been a member of the Advisory Committee on Insurance Law of the Netherlands Bar Association. He is currently a member of the Advisory Committee on Cassation of the Netherlands Bar Association. Rob is also a senior lecturer on private law at the Law Firm School.

 

Qualifications & Experience

  • Law (University of Amsterdam)
  • LL.M. (King's College, London)
  • The Unbundling Act requires that the integrated energy companies unbundle their network companies, and forbids privatization thereof. Three large energy companies argued that the act infringes on the right to free movement of capital and therefore does not bind them. The Dutch Supreme Court found that the Unbundling Act is in line with the right to free movement of capital. The Supreme Court reasons that the objectives of the Unbundling Act are ‘important reasons in the public interest’ and that the entailing restrictions.

     

    Click here for the judgement of the Supreme Court. 

  • Successfully represented the Republic of Colombia and the former state-owned energy company Ecopetrol against Llanos Oil in a Supreme Court litigation. Llanos Oil claimed that they have been wrongly deprived of their exploration license for oil and gas. The core of the legal battle was whether a Dutch court has jurisdiction in this case that seems to be purely Colombian. The Supreme Court has decided that a Dutch court has no jurisdiction in this matter.

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