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Hogan Lovells Expands Arbitration Offering in Amsterdam with Addition of Alfred Hoogveld

20 March 2015

20 March 2015 – Hogan Lovells today announced the expansion of its Amsterdam office with the addition of Alfred Hoogveld to the firm’s disputes practice.

He joins the firm from Bureau Brandeis, in Amsterdam, having previously been a partner at Hughes Hubbard Reed and Managing Partner of Loyens Loeff, in Paris. Alfred, who brings with him more than 40 years' experience in the legal sector, will develop Hogan Lovells' arbitration practice in Amsterdam.

He has considerable experience in handling arbitrations both as arbitrator and counsel  across a broad range of industries including: energy; shareholder disputes; distribution and agency agreements; construction; telecom; and maritime disputes. He has also worked on a global scale and acted on arbitrations involving North and Sub-Saharan African States, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Asia.

Michael Davison, head of the dispute resolution practice at Hogan Lovells, said:
"We are very excited to welcome Alfred to the Amsterdam office. His high profile in arbitration coupled with his strong global experience across a broad range of industries will be an important addition our existing disputes practice in Amsterdam. Arbitration is becoming increasingly important in the Dutch legal market. Contracts such as shareholder agreements and EPC contracts usually contain arbitration clauses and many of those disputes are now being settled by way of arbitration.”

Commenting on his appointment, Alfred Hoogveld added:
 “I am very impressed with the market leading disputes practice at Hogan Lovells. I look forward to adding my skills and experience to help grow our arbitration offering in The Netherlands."

 
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