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Houthoff

WEENA 355, 3013 AL ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Tel:
Work +31 10 217 2000
Fax:
Fax +31 10 217 2700
Email:
Web:
www.houthoff.com
Amsterdam, Brussels, London, New York, Rotterdam

Dirk Knottenbelt

Tel:
Work +31 (0)10 217 2472
Email:
Web:
www.houthoff.com
Houthoff

Position

Dirk leads Houthoff’s arbitration team and specialises in complex corporate law and commercial arbitrations and litigation. The majority of this work focuses on arbitration and other dispute settlement procedures with an international dimension. His clients are mostly Dutch, US and other international companies. Dirk represents clients in national and international commercial and investment arbitrations, under the auspices of the ICC, NAI, ICSID and other institutional rules, such as GAFTA, NZV, AVZ and FENEX. Dirk also acts as an arbitrator in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations, and as a deputy justice at the Dutch courts of appeal.


Netherlands

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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