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Alexandra Schluep
advocate
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Alexandra Schluep
advocate

Advocate since 1995. First in Switzerland and since 2002 in Amsterdam. International arbitrator since 2010.

Represents international clients in court proceedings and arbitrations. Regularly sits as arbitrator in the Netherlands and abroad, in procedures conducted under various arbitration rules (NAI, UNUM, ICC, CEPANI, UNCITRAL, Swiss Rules). Has extensive experience in the construction, (civil) engineering and infrastructure sector.

Member of several professional organisations, including the Dutch Arbitration Association (DAA), the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), the Royal Dutch Association for International Law (KNVIR) and the Dutch Association for Procedural Law (NVvP).

Teaches private international law at the University of Amsterdam.

Honorary Consul of Switzerland in Amsterdam since 2011.

Alexandra is Swiss and works in Dutch, English, French and German.

specializations
arbitration
litigation
private international law
commercial contracts‍

 

education
Swiss Law, University of Fribourg (1995);
Dutch law, University of Amsterdam (2002)

working languages
Dutch
English
French
German

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Camilo Schutte
advocate
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Camilo Schutte
advocate

Advocate since 1999, after obtaining a doctorate in law. Started in the Dutch Supreme Court law practice in The Hague and since 2003 advocate in Amsterdam in the litigation practice involving international companies.

Advises international companies and litigates before the Dutch courts, including the Enterprise Chamber (Ondernemingskamer). Is regularly appointed by the Enterprise Chamber as director or investigator in cases with complex international aspects.

Advises on international contracts, litigation strategy and good governance of companies. Focuses in particular on (international) disputes between shareholders and administrative bodies in legal entities. Focus on liability of directors, corruption practices, financial fraud and other unlawful actions involving companies.

Chairman of the advisory committee on the rule of law of the Netherlands Bar Association (NOvA).
Associated with Rimari.

Camilo is Dutch and Spanish. In addition to a deep knowledge of Dutch and international law, he is familiar with the most diverse legal cultures. He works in Dutch, English and Spanish. He reads French, German, Danish, Portuguese and Italian.

specializations
procedural law
company law
contract law
international law

education
Spanish law,
Universidad Complutense, Madrid (partly);
Dutch law,
University of Amsterdam (1994);
doctor of law,
University of Amsterdam (1999)

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working languages
Dutch
English
Spanish

other languages
French
German
Portuguese
Italian
Danish

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Roelien van den Berg
advocate
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Roelien van den Berg
advocate

Lawyer since 2006, with a two-year interlude in the world of litigation finance.

Litigates before the Dutch courts and in international arbitrations (for example at the ICC, NAI, LCIA, DIS). Acts as an international arbitrator.

Specialized in solving international and complex disputes. Assists large, multinational and medium-sized companies and entrepreneurs, especially in the energy, civil engineering, FMCG and (impact) investment sectors. Extensive experience in post-M&A and shareholder disputes, as well as in international debt collection and fraud cases. Also acts in collective redress practice (proceedings about mass damages).

Board member of  the Dutch Arbitration Association (DAA) and member of  the ICC Netherlands Commission on Arbitration and ADR. Member of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) and the Dutch Association for Procedural law (NVvP).
Board member of the Goois Nature Reserve in Hilversum.

Roelien is Dutch. She works in Dutch and English, and also reads French and German.

specializations
procedural law
arbitration
post M&A disputes
contract law
corporate law
international law

education
Dutch, international and European law and criminal law, Leiden University (2006)

working languages
Dutch
English

other languages
French
German

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Lise Heide-Jørgensen
advocate
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Lise Heide-Jørgensen
advocate

Advocate since 2003. Also acts as arbitrator.

Represents mainly foreign, often Danish, companies in the Netherlands. Advises on commercial contracts. Advises and represents clients in court on private international law, enforcement of foreign judgments, commercial law and corporate law. Is certified arbiter according to the Danish Rules, and has experience as an arbitrator appointed by the Danish Institute of Arbitration.

Also assists Dutch parties doing business in Denmark, or trading with a Danish business partner.

Chairman of the Danish Dutch Chamber of Commerce. Member of the Dutch Jurists Committee for Human Rights, the Dutch Association for Procedural Law, Danske Advokater and the Danish Association for Arbitration.

Lise is Danish. She works in Dutch, English and Danish, and reads Swedish, Norwegian, Spanish and German.

specializations
international contracts
litigate in commercial matters
enforcement of foreign judgments

education
Danish law,
University of Copenhagen (partly);
International right,
University of Amsterdam (1993);
Dutch law,
University of Amsterdam (1998)

working languages
Dutch
English
Danish

other languages
Swedish
Norwegian
German
Spanish

 

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Evan Zatorre
counsel
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Evan Zatorre
counsel

American lawyer (New York) since 2016. Served as a judicial law clerk for a U.S. federal judge for two years. Started in international litigation dispute resolution in New York and London. Since February 2023 working in Amsterdam at Avizor.
Specializes in international dispute resolution, including international litigation and arbitration, as well as recognition and enforcement of court judgments and arbitral awards. Focus on company law, directors' liability, financial fraud and sanctions law.
Evan is Canadian and American and also has a Spanish speaking background. His working languages are English and Spanish.

 

specializations
arbitration
U.S. Federal law
New York State law
company law
contract law
international law

education
Bachelor of Arts,
McGill University, Montreal (2010);
Juris Doctor, New York University School of Law (2015)

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working languages
English
Spanish

other languages
French
Dutch

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Emilie Pardoen
advocate
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Emilie Pardoen
advocate

Advocate since 2021, after internships at a.o. Human Rights Watch and years of working in litigation financing.

Advises and represents clients in commercial and corporate disputes, both in court and in arbitration. Strong focus on international arbitration disputes.

Volunteers for various organizations in the Netherlands and abroad.

Emilie is Dutch and works in Dutch, English and German, and understands and reads French.

specializations
procedural law
arbitration
contract law
corporate law


education
Dutch law,
Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam (2013);
Honours Program and Criminal Law,
University of Glasgow (2017)


working languages
Dutch
English
German

other languages
French

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Jeanine Ruitenburg
advocate
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Jeanine Ruitenburg
advocate

Advocate since 2021, after obtaining a master’s degree in civil law and completing the extracurricular Honours College Law programme at Leiden University. During her studies, she worked for a considerable period of time as a legal assistant at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek and Leiden University.

Jeanine focuses her practice on corporate law, commercial contracting as well as corporate and commercial litigation. She advises and represents national and international clients in commercial and corporate disputes, both in court and in arbitration.

Jeanine is Dutch and works in Dutch and English, and understands Spanish and German.

specializations
contract law
procedural law
corporate law
arbitration


education
Master in Civil Law, Leiden University (2020);
Honours College Law, Leiden University (2019)


working languages
Dutch
English

other languages
Spanish
German

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Marijn Heemskerk
of counsel
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Marijn Heemskerk
of counsel

Lawyer, since 2005 working in the litigation and arbitration practice, with a strong focus on the latter. Registered with the Dutch Bar between 2005 and 2015, now working as of counsel on specific cases within Avizor.

Besides her legal work, Marijn writes non-fiction books.

Marijn is Dutch and works in Dutch and English. She reads French and German.

specializations
arbitration
contract law
international law

education
International and European Law,
Dutch Law,
Universiteit Groningen (2005)

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working languages
Dutch
English

other languages
French
German

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Elodie Fortin
foreign associate
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Elodie Fortin
foreign associate

Lawyer, studied both Civil Law and Common Law traditions during her legal studies in Canada. Passed the New York Bar Examination (2022). Supports Avizor's advocates.

Specializes in international law and international commercial arbitration.

Elodie is Canadian and is bilingual French and English.

specializations
international law
international commercial arbitration

education
Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Civil Law,
McGill University, Montreal (2017);
Master of Laws in International Public Law,
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) (2019)

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working languages
English
French

other languages
Spanish
Italian
German
Dutch

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Daphne Habiecht
legal secretary
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Daphne Habiecht
legal secretary

working languages
Dutch
English

other languages
Italian
German
French

 

 

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Maaike Veerman
legal secretary
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Maaike Veerman
legal secretary

working languages
Dutch
English

other languages
German

 

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