Arbitration practice De Brauw recognised by The Legal 500 as sole “Tier 1” practice in the Netherlands

April 13, 2015

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek’s international arbitration practice has been recognised by The Legal 500’s 2015 edition as the only “Tier 1” practice in the Netherlands.

Marnix Leijten, head of De Brauw’s international arbitration practice: ‘We are proud that we are the only practice in the Netherlands that was granted this classification. Even more because the rankings are mainly based on client feedback. It is an appreciation of how we have been developing the relationship with our clients and of how we advise them on their worldwide arbitration matters under a great variety of applicable laws “.


Clients state that “the experienced and creative lawyers at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek are known for their integrity and quality” and that “the team has a particularly strong track record in price review arbitrations, and also in investment treaty disputes”. “Strong leader” Marnix Leijten “competes at the highest level in Europe” and has been ranked as a Leading Individual not only in international arbitration but also in commercial litigation, Bregje Korthals Altes is “a great team player”, and Edward van Geuns is “outstanding in cross-examinations”.


The Legal 500 analyses the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research programme, based on feedback from 250,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers.


De Brauw’s international arbitration practice is home to the largest group of arbitration lawyers in the Netherlands and includes lawyers from a wide range of jurisdictions, such as Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Russia, the Netherlands, Australia and the UK.

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