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Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof

Professor Civil Law

Prof.dr. J.J. van Haersolte-van Hof
+31 71 527 2727

Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof has been the Director General of the London Court of Arbitration since July 2014. She continues to sit 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 (1992-2000), including in its corporate and maritime law departments. During that time, she was seconded to the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Z├╝rich. Subsequently, she joined De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek in The Hague (2000-2005), and thereafter Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Amsterdam as counsel in the International Arbitration Group (2005-2008).

She was a summer associate with Baker McKenzie, New York (September-October 1988); intern with Chalos, English & Brown, New York (January-June 1987); Fisher Porter & Kent in Long Beach, California (October-December 1986); and Van Doorne & Sjollema Rotterdam (March 1986).


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 Arbitration, ICSID, UNCITRAL, Netherlands Arbitration Institute, TAMARA, 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).

Professor Civil Law

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Privaatrecht
  • Civiel recht

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number C2.11




  • HaersolteHof B.V. Arbiter en adviseringswerkzaamheden
  • LCIA Director General
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