Bommel is an expert in the field of international arbitration and heads the construction practice. He predominantly handles complex arbitrations in the field of energy, large scale construction projects and M&A-related matters. On the basis of his wide-ranged arbitration experience, Bommel also advises on procurement and contracting strategy for complex projects.

Bommel divides his time between Amsterdam and Singapore.

Bommel’s recent work includes representing and advising:

  • GasTerra and Shell as lead counsel in gas price review arbitrations under a variety of international arbitration rules
  • NXP as lead counsel in three ICC arbitrations against STMicroelectronics regarding their wireless joint venture
  • SBM as lead counsel in in two NAI arbitrations regarding the construction of a series of legged crane vessels
  • VTTI as lead counsel in a dispute regarding the construction of an oil terminal and offshore jetty in Cyprus
  • Schiphol Airport on the procurement and contracting strategy for the development of the new A-pier on Schiphol Airport

A highly experienced litigator with great tenacity

Chambers Europe


  • Profession

    Advocaat, admitted to the Bar in the Netherlands in 1992

  • Languages

    Dutch, English, German

  • Education

    University of Leiden

    Europe Institute of the University of Saarbrücken (Germany)

  • Additional positions

    Member of the management board of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI)

    Member of the SIAC Users Council in Singapore

    Editor and co-author of the Commentary on Dutch Arbitration Law, A Guide to the NAI Arbitration Rules and co-author of the Dutch commentary on European and Dutch Public Procurement Law

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