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Tilly Alberga-Smits

Senior Associate

  • Profession
    Advocaat, admitted to the Bar in the Netherlands in 2010
  • Expertise
    Arbitration, Litigation
  • Languages
    Dutch, English
  • Education
    University of Maastricht


Tilly specialises in litigation, with a focus on contract and liability matters. She is an experienced litigator in large scale follow-on damages proceedings and frequently deals with complex commercial disputes. Tilly also has experience as counsel in cross-border international arbitrations. She further advises on a broad spectrum of contracting issues.


Tilly’s recent work includes representing and advising:

  • DAF Trucks as global lead counsel in a large number of follow-on damages proceedings following the EC decision imposing EUR 3 billion fines on European truck manufacturers
  • an elevator manufacturer in several follow-on damages proceedings related to the elevator cartel
  • a fertiliser company in a large arbitration case with a value of over USD 200 million
  • a service provider in a complex commercial dispute against an international organisation


Tilly is noted by Legal500 as a rising star (Dispute Resolution Commercial Litigation – Tier 1).

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