Allen & Overy partner becomes member of ICC International Court of Arbitration

Allen & Overy has announced the appointment of Amsterdam arbitration partner Marieke van Hooijdonk as a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration for the Netherlands. Van Hooijdonk becomes Allen & Overy’s second member of the court.

The ICC International Court of Arbitration is composed of members from almost 90 countries, who are appointed by the ICC World Council. The court is charged with ensuring the application of the ICC’s Rules of Arbitration and with overseeing the ICC arbitration process.

Pursuant to the Rules of Arbitration, the court is the only body authorised to administer ICC arbitrations. The court’s responsibilities include the confirmation of party-nominated arbitrators, the appointment of arbitrators, the scrutiny and approval of awards and the fixing of tribunal fees.

Paris-based partner and global co-head of the arbitration group Michael Young is also a member of the ICC court (for the UK).

In 1995, van Hooijdonk joined Dutch firm Loeff Claeys Verbeke, which merged with Allen & Overy in 2000. In 2003, she was made a partner in Amsterdam, where she specialises in international arbitration, as well as commercial and corporate litigation.

Her practice has a particular focus on disputes related to mergers and acquisitions, shareholders and product liability.

Van Hooijdonk regularly acts on behalf of financial institutions and listed companies in complex international disputes and has represented clients in numerous high-profile arbitrations. Her experience includes arbitrations under the ICC, UNCITRAL, the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI), SCC and DIAC rules.

She is on the General Panel of Arbitrators of the NAI and regularly sits as arbitrator herself. Van Hooijdonk is also a deputy judge at the Court of Appeal in Arnhem-Leeuwarden. She has written widely on arbitration and is ranked as Band 1 by Chambers (Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Counsel — Netherlands) 2014.

She holds a law degree from the University of Amsterdam (1994) and an LLM from Columbia Law School in New York (1995). She was admitted as an advocaat, Netherlands, in 1995.