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Jeroen van Hezewijk


a superb litigator and very knowledgeable regarding local law

Chambers Global 2017, Dispute Resolution, the Netherlands

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About Jeroen van Hezewijk

Jeroen represents clients in domestic and multijurisdictional disputes.

Jeroen’s experience covers both litigation (including appellate litigation and litigation in the US) and arbitration. He has litigated dozens of cases in the Dutch courts, with a particular emphasis on cases with cross-border aspects. In the arbitration sphere, he has been involved in cases under various sets of rules, including NAI (Netherlands Arbitration Institute), DIS, ICC and UNCITRAL.

Jeroen has also advised on the application and interpretation of international economic sanctions, such as those against Iran and Libya.

He has particular expertise and experience in advising and representing companies in the energy and natural resources, financial services, and media and technology sectors.

Jeroen is praised by clients for his talent for presenting complex matters in an accessible manner and seeing new angles and arguments to turn the case in his clients’ favour.

He is fluent in English as well as his native Dutch, plus a working knowledge of French, German and Italian. 

Recent work

  • Representing companies of the Russian Railways group against injunctions sought by minority shareholder that were aimed at blocking a restructuring of the Russian Railways group.
  • Representing a Siemens-Güriş construction consortium in several setting aside proceedings and related litigation with regard to three arbitral awards, regarding disputes with the Turkish municipality Bursa which have arisen from the construction of a light train line in Bursa.
  • Representing Volkswagen in court proceedings before the Amsterdam District Court in a case initiated by the Dutch claim foundation Stichting Volkswagen Audi Claim. Following Volkswagen’s global recall of VW diesel vehicles in relation to emission of nitrous oxides.
  • Representing RWE/Essent in several arbitrations relating to joint ventures in the energy sector.



  • Maastricht University, Netherlands (Dutch law)
  • Columbia University, New York, US (LLM)

Professional memberships

  • Amsterdam and New York bars