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De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek is a market-leading dispute resolution practice, advising clients on high-profile, cross-border disputes, often involving Russia or China. The firm is highly regarded for its work defending clients in mass damages claims and liability disputes. The team offers notable expertise in the enforcement of arbitral awards and other judgments. The law firm represents clients in expropriation disputes and commercial and financial litigation, as well as acting for NGOs on public law disputes. The firm's lawyers are experienced handling disputes under a number of arbitral rules, including ICSID, ICC and UNCITRAL, as well as being particularly active in energy sector arbitration.

Notable practitioners

Albert Marsman is based in the Singapore office of De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek. He represents Dutch investors and financial sector companies, as well as public sector clients, in ICSID arbitrations. Albert Marsman also has experience in the enforcement of arbitral awards.

Bommel van der Bend has notable experience acting for states on arbitrations under the ICSID and UNCITRAL rules. In addition he assists clients with energy sector arbitrations. Interviewees also highlight his ability to handle construction arbitration and procurement disputes.

One interviewee believes that Eelco Meerdink is a "brilliant strategist who can provide litigation solutions and specific advice for clients and always sees the long-term goal." Eelco Meerdink acts for clients on the enforcement of arbitral awards and high-profile expropriation cases, as well as energy sector disputes.

Jan de Bie Leuveling Tjeenk is one of the leading Supreme Court litigators in the Netherlands, with notable experience representing clients in cases concerning the enforcement of arbitral awards and other judgments before the court of cassation. He also acts for clients on high-profile liability disputes. An interviewee describes him as "a household name" and underlines that the "quality of his work is very good."

Jeroen van der Schriek enters the rankings this year on the back of an impressive recent caseload, advising clients on high-profile expropriation cases, financial disputes, commercial litigation and liability claims. A client enthuses that Jeroen van der Schriek "does a great job of thinking outside the box and brings the right level of creativity."

Marnix Leijten is one of the top dispute resolution lawyers in the Netherlands, with a leading practice in both litigation and arbitration matters. He has notable experience in matters concerning the enforcement of previous judgments. As arbitration counsel he advises investors, public entities and financial services clients on ICSID disputes. He is also popular with clients from the energy sector. A client praises Marnix Leijten for his "good ability to moderate difficult situations and strong knowledge in international arbitration."

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Dispute Resolution

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

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Claude Debussylaan 80

Amsterdam

North Holland

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1082 MD Amsterdam

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Netherlands

Dispute Resolution


Albert Marsman
Expertise based abroad in Singapore
Eelco Meerdink
Band 3
Jan de Bie Leuveling Tjeenk
Band 2
Jeroen van der Schrieck
Band 4
Marnix Leijten
Band 1

Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Counsel


Bommel van der Bend
Band 2

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