Bommel van der Bend’s practice consists mainly of handling complex arbitrations and advising on contractual issues in the area of large-scale construction projects and commercial contracts in the oil, gas and electricity industries. His clients include a multinational oil company, a multinational electricity production and distribution company, the Dutch rail infrastructure provider, a multinational engineering company, a major seaport and a worldwide operating deep-sea drilling company.
Bommel acts on a regular basis as counsel in both international and national arbitrations under the rules of UNCITRAL, ICC, Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI) and Dutch Arbitration Court for Construction Matters.
Recent work includes:
- acting as lead counsel in a multi billion euro UNCITRAL arbitration on the price review mechanism in a long-term gas export contract
- acting as counsel in a series of proceedings to set aside an arbitral award regarding a number of ICC awards that were rendered in a multi-million euro dispute on the upgrade of a world wide fibre glass cable systeM
- advising on a dispute between the European and Russian shareholders of a worldwide joint venture
- advising on contract strategy for a major land reclamation project aimed at the realisation of sea harbour facilities.
Legal 500 describes him as a ‘very experienced lawyer’, ‘with all the necessary skills and knowledge to advise on a strategic level in complex tender procedures and contracts’. Chambers described him as 'a solid performer with a pragmatic approach and strong commercial acumen.'