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Marieke van Hooijdonk



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Marieke van Hooijdonk



Marieke is a partner with Allen & Overy specialising in international arbitration. She heads the Arbitration Group in Amsterdam.

Marieke is a renowned international arbitration counsel who also represents clients in litigation, typically handling corporate and commercial disputes involving joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and trade matters.

Marieke sat as the Dutch member on the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris from 2014 until 2021. She regularly sits as arbitrator herself, as chair, sole and co-arbitrator. Since 2010, Marieke is also a deputy judge at the Court of Appeal in Arnhem-Leeuwarden.

Marieke regularly speaks and writes on arbitration related issues. She is the author of Litigation in the Netherlands, Civil Procedure, Arbitration and Administrative Litigation, published with Kluwer.

She receives excellent feedback from clients: "sound legal advice and strong knowledge of ICC arbitration." (Chambers Europe, 2021). "understands the complexities and makes them relatively simple for businesses to understand.". "Very knowledgeable and client-focused lawyer" who is "a joy to work with." (Chambers Europe, 2020). "highly experienced and very smart lawyer who combines strategic and pragmatic excellence." (Chambers Global 2019). "very smart and a quick, strategic thinker. She is extremely tough, very persuasive and commercial when needed." (Chambers Global 2018). "knowledgeable, pragmatic and straightforward. She presents a realistic summary of the case without hiding any difficulties." (Chambers Europe, 2017). "very friendly but also very persistent and thorough, sticking to the point and not giving up before she has the right answer." (Chambers Europe, 2016). "excellent tactician and advocate' who is 'massively persuasive." (Legal 500 2021, International Arbitration) "'extremely diligent" arbitrator and litigator Marieke van Hooijdonk is "a persuasive advocate" with "a sharp mind and a good helicopter view"'. (Legal 500, 2018).

Band 1 – Arbitration Counsel (Chambers Europe, Netherlands, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)

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Exempt european lawyer, England and Wales, 1995

Admitted as advocaat, Netherlands, 1995

Listed in the register of legal practice areas of the Dutch Bar Association for Burgerlijk procesrecht (Litigation)


Degree, Law, University of Amsterdam, 1994

LLM, Columbia Law School, 1995

Published work

'Internationale arbitrage en de rol van bedrijfsjurist' with N.J. Gans in: Bedrijfsjuridische Berichten, March 2017

'Arbitration in the Netherlands - The 2015 Dutch Arbitration Act', with M.P.L. Schaink in: Brazil Arbitration Journal, November 2016

'De 'Italiaanse Torpedo' getorpedeerd', with E.M.M. Besselink in: Tijdschrift voor Mededingingsrecht in de Praktijk, May 2015.

'Bewijslevering onder de nieuwe Arbitragewet, een internationaal perspectief', with L.J.E. Timmer in: Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Handelsrecht, April 2015.

'Arbitration of M&A Transactions in the Netherlands' in: Arbitration of M&A Transactions, A Practical Global Guide, Globe Business Publishing Ltd 2014

Book: 'Litigation in the Netherlands: Civil procedure, Arbitration and Administrative Litigation', (chapter Administrative Litigation by P.V. Eijsvoogel), 2e druk, Kluwer Law International 2012, ISBN 978-90-411-4143-9 (227 pages).

'De opzegging van kredietovereenkomsten', TOP 2009, p. 259-262.

'Precontractuele aansprakelijkheid bij onderhandelen met een voorbehoud', with R.J.P.L. Tjittes, in S.Y.Th Meijer and B. Wessels (red.), Bedrijfsovername, Deventer: Kluwer 2009, p. 71 - 86. A previous edition of this article appeared in Contracteren 2008, p. 52-59.