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.
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 he is the President of the Board of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute. Gerard is also a member of the Arbitration Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Gerard was individually ranked in Chambers and Partners’ Global Guide, editions 2004-2018.
In 2018 Gerard is ranked Band 1. Chambers says: “Gerard Meijer ‘is extremely well regarded in the field’ according to sources, who praise his skills in high-profile and high-value litigation and international arbitration” and notes that “one client is particularly enthused by the depth and breadth of his knowledge, describing him as ‘a walking encyclopedia.’” Also, Legal 500 (2018) says: “NautaDutilh is held in high regard, thanks in part to the reputation of practice head Gerard Meijer, who has ‘enormous knowledge of, and great experience in, international arbitration.’” In Legal 500, Gerard is also mentioned as one of the three leading individuals in his field in the Netherlands.