Linklaters strengthens Amsterdam Dispute Resolution practice with new hire

Linklaters is pleased to announce the addition of another partner, Gerard Meijer, to the Dispute Resolution practice in Amsterdam. Gerard is a market leading practitioner in international arbitration in the Netherlands. He joins from BeNeLux firm NautaDutilh, where he headed the arbitration group for more than 12 years. Gerard will join Linklaters on 17 June 2019 as the head of the Dutch Arbitration practice. He will join us with a team of associates.

Michael Bennet, head of Linklaters’ global Dispute Resolution practice:

“One of Linklaters’ strategic priorities is to grow the global Dispute Resolution practice. We want to ensure that we have the contentious bench-strength required in key jurisdictions to enable us to support clients on the most complex cross-border disputes. The Netherlands is an important forum for litigation and arbitration in Europe, and the appointment of Gerard Meijer underlines our commitment to grow dispute resolution capability in that jurisdiction.”

Gerard has extensive experience acting on high profile matters for major corporates, financial institutions and states. In the Dutch arbitration market, his thought leadership has been recognised through, amongst others, his 2012 appointment as a professor at law at Erasmus University Rotterdam and his current position as chair of the board of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute, which administers both domestic and international arbitrations.

Matthew Weiniger, co-head of Linklaters’ international Arbitration practice:

“Gerard Meijer will be heading Linklaters’ Dutch Arbitration practice. With him we have recruited a leading practitioner in a significant market, reinforcing our recent global investment in the international Arbitration practice in, amongst others, Paris and London. Gerard can build on the extended arbitration track record of our Dutch team.“

Daniella Strik, head of Linklaters’ Dispute Resolution practice in Amsterdam:

“Since our Dutch Dispute Resolution practice was founded in 2010, Linklaters has become a reputable, established player in the Dutch dispute resolution market, consistently having won high-profile, complex international arbitration and litigation mandates for high calibre global clients. Our work has ranged from representing ageas in the Fortis post-nationalisation disputes with the Dutch State and ABN AMRO Bank to the defense of Steinhoff in its Dutch litigation in the wake of its multi-billion euro accounting irregularities. The arrival of Gerard Meijer will add depth and strength to our Dutch practice.”