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Houthoff

GUSTAV MAHLERPLEIN 50, 1082 MA AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Tel:
Work +31 20 605 6000
Fax:
Fax +31 20 605 6700
Email:
Web:
www.houthoff.com
Amsterdam, Brussels, London, New York, Rotterdam

Rob Meijer

Tel:
Work +31 (0)20 605 6108
Email:
Web:
www.houthoff.com/
Houthoff

Position

Rob specialises in liability matters, insurance law and Dutch Supreme Court litigation (particularly in relation to liability, real estate law, company law, insurance law, transport law and intellectual property law). His work focuses primarily on liability law, both contractual and tortious issues rarely covered by insurance policies, and matters related to intellectual property and transport. In addition, Rob acts as an arbitrator for the Netherlands Arbitration Institute. The cases that he handles are invariably of an international and commercial nature. 

Rob is a former chairman of the Advisory Committee on Civil Law, and has been a member of the Advisory Committee on Insurance Law of the Netherlands Bar Association. He is currently a member of the Advisory Committee on Cassation of the Netherlands Bar Association. Rob is also a senior lecturer on private law at the Law Firm School.


Netherlands

Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Rob Meijer - Houthoff

Within: Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

The ‘consistently excellent, very responsive’ team at Houthoff is, according to one client, 'in a class of its own' and its lawyers are 'tactically astute, intellectually great, and very commercial in their approach'. The ‘experiencedAlbert Knigge ('provides superb client care') and Bart van der Wiel jointly head the practice. Highlights included acting for Elliott Advisors in a takeover dispute concerning Dutch chemical giant Akzo Nobel and Pittsburgh-based PPG’s take-over bid amounting to over €24bn, and defending Petrobras in a securities class action concerning alleged financial fraud. Jan Willem de Groot is 'good at handling clients and giving them confidence' and is 'willing to take a view'. Rob Meijer is also noted.

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Dispute resolution: arbitration

Within: Dispute resolution: arbitration

Routinely handling standalone arbitration matters Houthoff’s ‘exceptional’ group has 'considerable experience in ICC arbitrations' and stands out for the 'accuracy and clarity of its legal advice'; it is also a key name for large-scale investment arbitration. Marielle Koppenol-Laforce, whose 'advice is never wanting', and Rob Meijer are representing the Russian government in efforts to secure the annulment of arbitration awards against the Russian Federation totalling $50bn, in favour of the claimants, three former shareholders of Yukos Oil. The group is headed by the ‘excellentDirk Knottenbelt and also includes counsel Isabelle van den Nieuwendijk.

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