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Hilde van der Baan



van der Baan Hilde
Hilde van der Baan



Hilde specialises in international arbitration and corporate and commercial litigation, with a particular focus on projects, energy and construction arbitration. Her practice covers the full range of dispute resolution, with an emphasis on contractual liability, (financial) product liability and M&A-related disputes. She has represented clients in numerous national and international arbitrations under various institutional rules. In addition she also has extensive experience in court litigation across a wide range of sectors.

Hilde was a member of the committee responsible for drafting the new NAI Arbitration Rules, which became effective from 1 January 2015, and is currently a member of a committee that is working on a new arbitration appointment mechanism under the NAI Rules. She is a member of the Executive Board of the Dutch Arbitration Association, as well as a member of the Advisory Board of the Dutch Arbitration Institute. She is recognised by Who’s Who Legal Arbitration as a Future Leader (previously in the non-partner category), and by Chambers Global 2020 as an “Up and Coming” Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Counsel in the Netherlands.

In addition to acting as arbitration counsel, she also acts as arbitrator. Hilde regularly speaks and lectures on arbitration and litigation including, for example training on climate change litigation and on dispute resolution in the construction and energy sectors. She is also a lecturer at the National and International Contracting specialization course of Grotius Academy.

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1077 AB Amsterdam

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Admitted as advocaat, Netherlands, 2005

Listed in the register of legal practice areas of the Dutch Bar Association for Burgerlijk procesrecht.


Law Degree, Maastricht University, 2004

Published work

  • "NAI Arbitrage Reglement" in Tijdschrift voor Arbitrage (with Prof. Dr. G.J. Meijer, 2015)
  • The country chapter on The Netherlands for "Global Legal Insights on International Arbitration" (2015)
  • "Arbitration of M&A Transactions in the Netherlands" in Globe Law and Business's "Arbitration of M&A Transactions" (with Marieke van Hooijdonk, 2014)
  • The country chapter on The Netherlands for "The Aviation Law Review" (first published in 2013)
  • "De herziene IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration: bewijs van vooruitgang" in Tijdschrift voor Arbitrage (2012)
  • "Gronden tot vernietiging van een arbitraal vonnis" in Bedrijfsjuridische Berichten (2009)