Gerard J. Meijer (Prof. Dr.) specialises in both arbitration and litigation. Gerard acts as counsel to Dutch, foreign, and multi-national corporations, as well as to governmental bodies, in high value matters in a variety of disputes. In addition, Gerard is involved in high profile arbitration associated court litigation, such as the enforcement of arbitral awards, the setting aside of arbitral awards, and interim measures in support of arbitral proceedings. Gerard also frequently sits as arbitrator.
Matters that Gerard handled include the successful representation of the largest insurance company in the Netherlands in its multi-billion euro investment treaty claim against the Republic of Poland regarding the company's investment in the largest insurance company in Poland, as well as in the setting aside proceedings that were initiated by the Republic of Poland after the First Partial Award in those proceedings had been rendered; the representation of a UK defence company in multiple court actions regarding the setting aside of arbitral awards between the UK company and the Republic of Iran; and the request for the enforcement of Russian arbitral awards in the Netherlands, notwithstanding the setting aside of these arbitral awards by the Russian state court. Gerard recently represented an investment vehicle company in the energy sector incorporated under the laws of Ghana, held ultimately by a US investment company, in arbitration proceedings on the basis of the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. He is currently involved as Dutch counsel in a multi-billion euro investment dispute between an investor and a State, mainly exploring the availability of interim measures on behalf of the investor.
Gerard graduated from Erasmus University in Rotterdam in 1990. He was admitted to the Amsterdam Bar in 2000 and joined NautaDutilh laterally as a partner, heading the Arbitration Practice, on 1 September 2006. He obtained his PhD degree in 2008.
Gerard is also Professor of Arbitration & Dispute Resolution at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and secretary general at P.R.I.M.E. Finance, the newly founded global arbitration institute for the financial markets, and he is a member of the Advisory Board of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute and of the Arbitration Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Gerard was individually ranked in Chambers and Partners’ Global Guide, editions 2004-2013.