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Bommel van der Bend

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Practice Areas

Bommel is a specialist in the field of international arbitration and heads the construction practice. He predominantly handles complex arbitration in the field of construction (specifically large scale construction projects), energy matters and M&A-related matters. On the basis of his wide-ranged arbitration experience, Bommel also advises on procurement and contracting strategy for complex projects.


Partner since 1999.

Professional Memberships

Bommel is a member of the management board of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI) and a member of the SIAC Users Council in Singapore.


Bommel has published many publications, and most recently - coauthored Arbitration in the Netherlands, (2020).

He is editor and co-author of the industry's Commentary on Dutch Arbitration Law, A Guide to the NAI Arbitration Rules and co-author of the Dutch commentary on European and Dutch Public Procurement Law.