Arbitration

Arbitration

Arbitration offers a bespoke way to resolve conflict, particularly when it comes to cross-border disputes. Parties are increasingly choosing arbitration, as it gives them the freedom to appoint specialised arbitrators and determine the place of arbitration and procedural rules themselves. Houthoff’s Arbitration Team has an international focus and is one of few in the Netherlands to devote all of its time and efforts to arbitration. The Arbitration Team assists multinationals, financial institutions, government bodies and state companies in large and complex commercial and investment arbitrations. The team also regularly litigates in arbitration-related proceedings before the regular courts on matters such as the enforcement and setting aside of arbitral awards. A number of our specialists are regularly appointed as arbitrators and secretaries.

  • “Houthoff’s arbitration practice is described as ‘highly specialised, well embedded in the Dutch arbitration community, and also very nice to work with’.”
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2022 Edition)
  • “Really friendly team, very responsive and great experience.”
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2022 Edition)
  • “The team is very experienced in arbitration, especially with Dutch focus.”
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2022 Edition)
  • First Tier firm
    Chambers Global & Europe, Dispute Resolution (2022 Edition)
  • “A client describes the team as ‘highly responsive, committed and with great insight and knowledge’.”
    Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution (2022 Edition)
  • “A client specifies that ‘the quality is good, the lawyers are responsive and they understand both the legal issue and the business’.”
    Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution (2022 Edition)
  • “Houthoff's services are at a very high level.”
    Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution (2022 Edition)
  • “Houthoff is one of the main players in the field of international arbitration in the Netherlands. The firm has one of the few full-time arbitration practices and are active in the larger arbitration (related) cases in the Netherlands at this moment.”
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2021 Edition)
  • “Superb, market-leading team. Houthoff punches above its weight.”
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2021 Edition)
  • “Razor sharp from a legal content perspective, highly responsive and T- shaped organised.”
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2021 Edition)
  • “The team is well balanced and stands out in arbitration. It provides pragmatic solutions and advice to avoid arbitration which allows us to focus on the business. They understand our needs, providing not a lengthy or complicated advice, but a solution.”
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2021 Edition)
  • First Tier firm
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2021 Edition)
  • “Sources praise the firm for being ‘very proactive and creative’ and ‘always very well prepared in supporting us.’”
    Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution (2020 Edition)
  • “Clients highlight the team’s international capabilities, noting that they are ‘very good at dealing with cross-border work’ and have ‘very good knowledge of international financing and documentation, and are very good at adapting to different litigation systems.’”
    Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution (2020 Edition)
  • First Tier firm
    Chambers Global & Europe, Dispute Resolution (2020 Edition)
  • First Tier firm
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Commercial litigation (2020 Edition)
  • “The team is very quick to respond, friendly, easy to talk to. They team is efficient and very hard-working.”
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Commercial litigation (2020 Edition)
  • “The team is very experienced in a wide range of disputes and provides commercial and user-friendly advice.”
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Commercial litigation (2020 Edition)
  • “The team consists of lawyers with different capabilities/areas of expertise which makes the team well equipped to handle a variety of cases.”
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2020 Edition)
  • “Houthoff has a large and outstanding arbitration team that is capable of handling high-end and large-scale arbitrations. They have extensive experience with ICC and other international arbitrations.”
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2020 Edition)
  • Represented an investor in an investment arbitration under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules against Poland under a Dutch BIT
  • 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.
Dirk Knottenbelt

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