Thomas Stouten

Advocaat | Partner

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+31 10 217 29 35
+31 6 1486 1531

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Dutch
English

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Thomas specialises in court litigation (including post-arbitration litigation) and international arbitration under the auspices of the ICC, LCIA, SIAC, DIAC, UNCITRAL, ICSID, UNUM, and NAI. He has extensive experience in complex disputes, often with multi-jurisdictional aspects, covering a broad range of issues arising from both commercial and corporate transactions. Due to his international law practice, Thomas also worked at Houthoff's New York and London offices coordinating multi-jurisdictional disputes.

The ICC World Council appointed Thomas as member of the ICC Court of International Arbitration in Paris for the Netherlands.

  • Next Generation Partner
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2022 Edition)
  • “A client describes Thomas Stouten as ‘smart, collegiate and very pleasant to work with’.”
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2022 Edition)
  • “Thomas Stouten has a good grasp both of the legal aspects and the commercial aspects underlying a case.”
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2022 Edition)
  • “Thomas Stouten is a rising star in the field, someone to watch.”
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2021 Edition)
  • “Thomas Stouten is a one-of-a-kind specialist, moreover a real pleasure to work with. A most promising arbitration specialist with a next level approach on arbitration.”
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2021 Edition)
  • Next Generation Partner
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2021 Edition)
  • “Thomas Stouten who remains a razor sharp lawyer. Thomas is highly persuasive both in writing and orally. Thomas is eager, very responsive and great in hearings. Over the years he has really won our trust and also acts as a trusted advisor in various non-dispute related matters.”
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2021 Edition)
  • “I worked with Thomas Stouten 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)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2020 Edition)
  • Stouten: appointment to the partnership well deserved, rising star within the team.
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2020 Edition)
  • “Thomas Stouten just received a well-deserved partner appointment. Thomas’ legal skills are exceptional which he combines with a pragmatic approach to our legal issues. He is razor-sharp, both orally and in writing, and really knows what is going on in our business.”
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2020 Edition)
Thomas also acts as an arbitrator. He gives lectures regarding arbitration and frequently speaks at arbitration conferences. He publishes in the Dutch Journal on Arbitration, the Dutch Journal on Property Law, Arbitration World (5th and 6th edition), the Dispute Resolution Journal of the AAA/ICDR and the Handbook on Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration.

He was also recognised as one of the Future Leaders in the Netherlands by Who's Who Legal: Litigation and Global Arbitration Review, and Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration, in view of his capability in post-arbitration litigation and arbitration.

Additional positions

  • Member of the Task Force Addressing Issues of Corruption in International Arbitration of the ICC
  • Member of the ICC Court of International Arbitration in Paris for the Netherlands
  • Officer of the IBA Arbitration Committee, serving as Co-chair of the Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards Subcommittee

Qualifications & Experience

  • LL.M. Dutch Law (Utrecht University)
  • LL.M. International and European Law (Utrecht University)
  • Several modules (University of Pretoria)

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