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.

  • First Tier firm
    Chambers Global, Dispute Resolution (2020 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)
  • “This practice is unique because Houthoff helped us eventually win the case and as client of Houthoff, I feel very delighted to be working with such a professional, responsible and talented team of lawyers. They are always patient and work with great passion and efficiency.”
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2020 Edition)
  • “A well balanced team with outstanding arbitration skills. The really know when to push through and when to settle. Compared to other firms the Houthoff team combines outstanding legal knowledge with practical business skills.”
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2020 Edition)
  • “Leading arbitration team in the Netherlands, active both on investor-state and commercial arbitration matters. Successful in the world’s most high-value complex disputes matters.”
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2020 Edition)
  • First Tier firm
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2020 Edition)
  • “Ability to think outside the box in very complex and high-stakes matters.”
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2020 Edition)
  • “Sparring partners who have a lot of trial experience and the ability to assess risks.”
    Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution (2019 Edition)
  • “One client says: ‘The team is excellent and the quality of work is outstanding,’ and adds that the lawyers are ‘very technical, objective and clear and deliver high-quality services.’”  
    Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution (2019 Edition)
  • “Houthoff’s ‘exceptional’ group has 'considerable experience in ICC arbitrations’ and stands out for the ‘accuracy and clarity of its legal advice’; it is also a key name for large-scale investment arbitration.” 
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2019 Edition)
  • First Tier firm
    Chambers Global, Dispute Resolution (2019 Edition)
  • First Tier firm
    Chambers Global & Europe, Dispute Resolution (2018 Edition)
  • "Rated for its ‘outstanding, in-depth knowledge’ and ‘very quick response times’, Houthoff’s group often handles international corporate arbitration matters, including purchase agreement claims arising from international joint ventures."
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2018 Edition)
  • Represented an investor in an investment arbitration under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules against Poland under a Dutch BIT
  • Counsel in foreign arbitral proceedings under the DIAC Arbitration Rules concerning a dispute about a service contract on behalf of a foreign company.
  • 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.

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Dirk Knottenbelt

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鹿特丹
Advocaat | Partner
+31 10 217 24 72
+31 6 5155 9271
Marielle Koppenol-Laforce

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鹿特丹
Advocaat | Partner
+31 10 217 25 25
+31 6 5152 1024
Isabella van den Nieuwendijk

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鹿特丹
Advocaat | Counsel
+31 10 217 25 42
+31 6 4397 5124

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鹿特丹
Advocaat | Partner
+31 10 217 29 35
+31 6 1486 1531