Dispute resolution: Mediation in Netherlands


CMS’ group is led by Leonard Böhmer and Peter Soede. Clients include Dutch and international insurance companies, as well as financial institutions.


Michel Deckers is a key name at Dentons. The group is a popular choice to act as arbitrators and mediators in disputes


Houthoff's Marry de Gaay Fortman is a key contact. The firm has a track record handling domestic and international mediation procedures.

Kennedy Van der Laan

Kennedy Van der Laan’s Eva Knipschild heads the group and is a member of the Mediatorsfederatie Nederland (MfN). Senior associate Simon van IJsendoorn is also registered with the MfN, and is singled out. The group has experience acting as mediators in a wide range of disputes.

Loyens & Loeff

At Loyens & LoeffJurgen Kuiper is a name to note. Core strengths include disputes with governing bodies, as well as commercial, corporate and tax disputes.


NautaDutilh’s team is led by Paul Holden and includes Geert Raaijmakers; both mediators are accredited by the London-based Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution. Shareholder and transaction-related disputes remain key strengths.

Van Doorne

The mediation practice at Van Doorne is headed by Kees Stuurman, who also leads the outsourcing team. Marjolijn Lips and Arno Voerman are other key names. Areas of expertise include insurance, technology and professional liability disputes.