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Daniella Strik , Partner, Amsterdam 


Linklaters LLP, World Trade Centre, Tower H, 22nd floor, Zuidplein 180, 1077 XV



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Member of the Netherlands and Amsterdam Bar


Daniella Strik heads Linklaters’ Litigation & Arbitration practice in the Netherlands. She has practiced law for over 18 years.

Her litigation track record includes representing Air France in the Dutch private enforcements actions in relation to the alleged air cargo cartel, and representing defendants in the follow on litigation re the alleged Bitumen cartel and beer cartel.

Her international arbitration experience includes acting as counsel in arbitrations under, among others, the ICC, UNCITRAL and NAI rules and ad hoc proceedings. She has experience in highly publicised investor–state disputes, including representing ageas (formerly Fortis) in its multi-billion euro disputes with the Dutch State in relation to the 2008 break up of the Fortis group and representing Dutch insurer Eureko B.V. in the arbitration under the Bilateral Investment Treaty between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Republic of Poland on Eureko’s investment in PZU S.A.

Daniella is a member of the advisory and supervisory board of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute, the ICC Arbitration Commission, Chairperson of the European Federation of Investment Law & Arbitration (EFILA), board member of Vereniging Corporate Litigation, board member of the Dutch Arbitration Association (DAA) and former President of the International Arbitration Commission at AIJA (International Association of Young Lawyers, 2003–06).

Daniella engages in academic debate by writing articles and lecturing. One of her latest publications is “Investment Protection of Sovereign Debt and its Implications on the Future of Investment Law in the EU”, featured in the Journal of International Arbitration (April 2012).

Daniella is recommended for dispute resolution in the Netherlands by the PLC Cross Border Dispute Resolution Handbook, Chambers Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Legal 500.

Daniella studied at the University of Utrecht (Law) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (Business Economics) and obtained a doctors degree in law (Erasmus University Rotterdam).