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GAR 100 - 4th Edition

HaersolteHof

18 February 2011

Jackie van Haersolte-van Hof left Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Amsterdam two years ago to set up this boutique in The Hague.

Who’s Who Name:
Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof

At the time she told GAR that she hoped to spend more of her time sitting as an arbitrator. As counsel she’s represented many leading Dutch companies in recent years. But van Haersolte-van Hof says that she is increasingly called upon to work with foreign law firms on arbitrations with a Dutch angle. She also acts in investment cases: clients have included Kenya and Indonesia.

Away from client work she is, among other things, a GAR editorial board member, a lecturer at VU University Amsterdam, and a member of several International Law Association committees. In the summer, she was appointed by the European Commission to a panel of experts that examined whether arbitration should continue to be exempt from the Brussels I Regulation in the aftermath of the West Tankers case. The Commission went on to recommend that the exemption be retained, apparently sticking closely to the advice of the panel.

With Adrian Winstanley, Haersolte-van Hof chaired an LCIA-style symposium session at the first-ever GAR Live conference. She has recently produced a paper on corruption in international arbitration.

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