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    Dedicated Arbitration Team for (Co-)Counsel and Arbitrator Assistance

    Van Doorne fields a two-partner dedicated arbitration team, working out of its Amsterdam and London offices. The high-energy team comprises some ten specialists embedded in Van Doorne’s [75+] lawyer dispute resolution offering. 

    The focus is on commercial and investment arbitration work, be it under the rules of the NAI or other (inter)national institutes (LCIA, ICC and UNCITRAL, among many others). Prof. Bas van Zelst combines his counsel/arbitrator work with his work as chair of Dispute Resolution and Arbitration at Maastricht University. Rogier Schellaars is, inter alia, a member of the ICC Court of Arbitration and recognised for his counsel-work in tier 1 of Chambers Global. Fleur Potter was awarded the title Legal Women Upcoming Talent 2018 and successfully completed the diploma course on international commercial arbitration at the CIArb.

    The team is bi-lingual English-Dutch and versed in both civil law and common law concepts and procedure. Rogier holds a full law degree from Queen Mary College and Leiden University. Bas obtained his PhD from the University of Amsterdam in 2008. He was a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School (2006/2007) and a visiting professor at the University of British Colombia (Canada, 2017). 

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    "Van Doorne’s ‘hands-on’ group remains best known for commercial and post-M&A disputes" - The Legal 500 EMEA 2019, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration

    "Rogier Schellaars is recognised as a 'well-known figure in the arbitration market' who regularly acts on commercial proceedings and post-M&A disputes." He joined van Doorne in June 2019. – Chambers Global and Chambers Europe Band 1 2019, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration

    'Outstanding’ practice co-head Rogier Schellaars is representing the Republic of Indonesia in an investment arbitration brought before a tribunal under Uncitral rules.” Legal 500 EMEA 2019, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration 

    Chambers notes Rogier’s “vast experience in dealing with complex cases” and “a very knowledgeable, reliable and pleasant person to work with”. Chambers Global 2018: Dispute Resolution: Arbitration

    Legal 500 describes Rogier as "an absolute pro in this field, always has clients' goals in mind, and is well connected".  Legal 500 EMEA 2018 Dispute Resolution: Arbitration