Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof

Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof

London Court of Arbitration


Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof has been the Director General of the London Court of Arbitration since July 2014. Since she joined the LCIA she remains active as arbitrator. Previously, from 2008 until she joined the LCIA, she had her own law firm in The Hague, HaersolteHof. Before then, she worked with the Rotterdam law firm Loeff Claeys Verbeke, including in its corporate and maritime law departments. During that time, she was seconded to the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Zürich. Subsequently, she joined De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek in The Hague, and thereafter Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Amsterdam as counsel in the International Arbitration Group. She was an intern with Fisher Porter & Kent in Long Beach, California; Chalos, English & Brown, New York; and Baker McKenzie, New York. From 1987-1991 she was Assistent in Opleiding Rijksuniversiteit Leiden.

Rijksuniversiteit Leiden (Master of Laws 1986; PhD 1992, doctoral thesis entitled: The UNCITRAL Rules, The Practice of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal).

Advising and representing multinational companies in commercial, investment, and dispute matters; acting for and against foreign states. Matters include sales and general contract law, post-Merger & Acquisition disputes; energy law (including gas price review disputes); international law (investment law; immunity law); transport and commodities, shipbuilding, including off-shore; insurance. Assisting parties in meditation.

Has served as arbitrator and counsel in dozens of disputes in arbitrations administered by the following institutions and/or governed by the following rules: International Chamber of Commerce, London Court of International Arbitration, ICSID, UNCITRAL, Netherlands Arbitration Institute, UNUM, Royal Dutch Grain and Feed Trade Association and ad hoc proceedings. Member of ICSID panel and appointed as member of the ad hoc Annulment Committee in ICSID Case No. ARB/09/9. Has represented parties, including states, in court proceedings, including in arbitration related matters, arbitrator appointment issues, securing assets (embassy attachments), enforcement issues (New York Convention) and setting aside proceedings. Acted as Legal Secretary to the U.S./U.K. Heathrow Tribunal administered by the PCA (1991-1992).

Member Editorial Board Global Arbitration Review. Member of the Advisory Council Pledge on Equal Representation in Arbitration. In September 2019 she joined the faculty of the University of Leiden as professor of arbitration law. From 2008 until 2018 she was a Lecturer in International Arbitration at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She acted as a member of the committee advising the European Commission on the amendment of the Brussels Regulation. She was a member of the Board of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute. She taught arbitration as part of the SBB course for inhouse lawyers and the Lawfirm.