Dispute resolution: Mediation in Netherlands

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance is involved in high-stakes mediation in the Netherlands, providing international banks, audit companies, FTSE 100 and blue-chip companies with Dutch market expertise and international mediation with a Dutch angle. Dirk-Jan Duynstee handles financial mediation disputes, involving bankruptcy. Counsel Juliette Luycks is a CEDR and FIDE accredited mediator, assisting clients in mediation and acting as a panellist on mediation-related topics.

Practice head(s):

Dirk-Jan Duynstee; Juliette Luycks


NautaDutilh represents board members, companies, and individuals in mediation cases. Insurance industry expert Stijn Franken is the key name for insurance parties, including insurers and the insured in negotiations for amicable settlements. Paul Olden is the key contact for shareholder disputes and transaction issues and Geert Raaijmakers acts for private and public sector clients in corporate governance mediation.

Practice head(s):

Stijn Franken

Other key lawyers:

Paul Olden; Geert Raaijmakers


‘Solid team’

‘We were dealing with a specialized issue in a very technical area and were impressed with the firm’s ability to guide us on the particulars of local law, while also listening and valuing the input of our subject matter experts.’

Van Doorne

An integral part of Van Doorne‘s multi-method dispute resolution practice, the mediation team acts for corporate and professional clients in settling internal financial and corporate disputes. Bas Van Zelst heads the team and Steven Sterk is the name to note for clients dealing with employment law issues.

Practice head(s):

Bas Van Zelst

Other key lawyers:

Steven Sterk 


‘Very good personal approach and level of professionalism.’

‘Really teaming up with the client.’

‘The firm is very strong in strategizing the possible interests of both parties. The firm is very able in negotiating an interest for both parties.’