Aalt Colenbrander

Portrait of Aalt
Aalt Colenbrander is a member of the Dispute Resolution team at the Amsterdam Office. He advises and litigates on matters relating to corporate and commercial law and arbitration.
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Aalt is part of the Supreme Court litigation team and regularly represents clients in proceedings before the Dutch Supreme Court. He is also often involved in proceedings concerning the enforcement and setting aside of arbitral awards.

Before joining the Amsterdam office, Aalt worked in the NautaDutilh New York office for one year where he advised clients on Dutch corporate law as well as in a wide range of finance transactions.

  • Work highlights

    Aalt has advised clients before the Dutch courts in factual instances, the Dutch Supreme Court and the European Court of Justice. Recent experience includes:

    • several Ukrainian investors in two setting aside proceedings in relation to UNCITRAL arbitral awards rendered against the Russian Federation in investment arbitrations;
    • a post acquisition dispute in emergency arbitration under the NAI Rules;
    • a joint venture dispute in an arbitration under the SIAC Rules.

    Prior to joining NautaDutilh’s Dispute Resolution team, Aalt was part of the Corporate M&A team. Notable transactions Aalt particularly enjoyed working on included:

    • the management buy-out of the Blokker and Big Bazar retail chains by Blokker Holdings' CEO;
    • the sale of ABN Amro’s escrow and settlement business to Intertrust;
    • the public offer on BinckBank by Saxo Bank.
  • Qualifications


    Admitted to the Amsterdam Bar in 2017


    Dutch, English, French


    Aalt graduated from Utrecht University (cum laude) with a Legal Research Master. He joined NautaDutilh in 2016. Aalt regularly publishes in legal journals.

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