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  • 05-01-2023

Dr. Pauline Ernste has been named CPO professor of international and national Dispute Resolution in legal practice at the Radboud University in Nijmegen as per 1 January 2023. This is a two year teaching assignment at the CPO chair, a fixed term professorship.

As CPO professor at the Radboud University, Pauline will teach courses, contribute to the development of CPO training and course programmes, especially in the field of arbitration law, and conduct research with a focus on corporate procedural law and alternative forms of dispute resolution. Pauline will fulfill this position part-time alongside her legal practice.

Pauline says: "No dispute is the same and dispute resolution should be tailor made. For that reason alternative forms of dispute resolution such as arbitration, binding advice and non-binding advice are on the rise. The role of alternative forms of dispute resolution alongside proceedings before the courts, especially proceedings before the Netherlands Commercial Court and Enterprise Chamber, require a more fundamental assessment. I look forward to contributing to this in the coming two years by combining legal practice and academia as a CPO Professor of (inter)national dispute resolution in legal practice."

“Since joining our firm in 2015, Pauline has always combined her practice as an excellent counsel in complex arbitration proceedings with an academic career,” says Managing Partner Sjoerd Meijer. “As CPO professor, Pauline will be uniquely positioned to make valuable contributions to the further development of alternative forms of dispute resolution. We are convinced her practical experience will serve her well, and that our clients in turn benefit from the broader perspective gained in academia.” 

About Pauline 

Pauline Ernste (1983) is a lawyer at NautaDutilh in Amsterdam, where she focuses on domestic and international arbitration under a variety of arbitration rules. She regularly acts as counsel in arbitration related court proceedings and is particularly skilled in complex Court proceedings on the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and the setting aside of arbitral awards. She combines her work as a lawyer with a broad scientific interest. In 2012, Pauline obtained her doctorate from Radboud University Nijmegen with a thesis on binding third-party ruling (bindend advies). Among other things, she conducts research at the Radboud University and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, regularly lectures and frequently publishes on topics related to alternative dispute resolution.

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