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Main subject fields, practice areas and industry expertise:

Academic: ADR, contracting and contract law, legal governance structures, negotiation and dispute resolution systems, legal profession, and settlement agreements

Mediations:  Mediation and  process design in complex litigation matters. 

Main areas:

  1. Financial disputes (banking and insurance, securities disputes and class actions, insurance coverage, professional liability, bankruptcy);
  2. Energy (financial and contract and bankruptcy disputes involving oil & gas, and new energy or mining companies)
  3. Construction (infrastructure, construction contract and defect disputes, government contracts),
  4. Class actions (products liability, financial products, health care and life sciences)

Consultancy: Complex multiparty relationships, Infrastructure development, Public Private Partnerships, Construction, Complex claim handling processes

Academic current and past appointments

  • Associate Professor of Law – VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Affiliated Scholar – Harvard Law School, Program on Negotiation, Cambridge, USA 
  • Affiliated Scholar – Stanford Law School, Gould Center, Palo Alto, USA (2008)
  • Associated Scholar – UC Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, USA (2007 to 2017)
  • Assistant Professor of Law – Tilburg University, Tilburg, Netherlands (2009-2010) 
  • Lecturer in Law – Tilburg University, Tilburg, Netherlands (2001-2008)
  • Ph.D. Candidate – Brussels University, Brussels, Belgium

Professional  experience

  • Mediator – Kamminga Mediation
  • Mediator – Member of Weinstein Team
  • Consultant – Kamminga Consulting
  • Senior Researcher – Netherlands Institute for Law and Governance
  • Director and lead scholar – Global Infrastructure Institute

Past experience

  • Research and Consulting – TISCO, Tilburg University (2000-2010)
  • Legal advisor – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek c.s., Lawyers, The Hague, Netherlands
  • Legal Counsel, Consultant – ACTinium Telecom consultancy,  Assen, Netherlands

Current and past activities and achievements

  • JAMS Foundation – Weinstein Fellow, 2011-2012
  • ABA Section on Dispute Resolution – International Committee  Co-Chair ‘Future of ADR,’ 2010 to 2015
  • GEMME (European Association of Judges for Mediation) – Scientific member GEMME France,  2011 to present
  • European Mediation Network, Mediation and Civil Society in Europe – Member of the scientific counsel,  2010
  • Project on Standards for Personal Injury Claims – Chair of dispute resolution project group, 2006-2008
  • Working Group Dispute Review Boards (research into the future possibilities of DRB’s), Academic member, 2001 – 2005


  • International Bar Association, since 2010
  • American Bar Association, since 2009
  • NMI (Dutch Mediation Institute), since 2000

Scholarships, grants, and awards

  • Veni-grant, Innovational Research Incentive Scheme 2012-2015

Grant from Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to provide excellent, innovative, adventurous and pioneering researchers to conduct innovative research of their own choice and further develop own lines of research

  • Weinstein Fellowship 2011

Award from JAMS Foundation in recognition of commitment to Alternative Dispute Resolution and to the constructive resolution of conflict internationally

  • Best multidisciplinary Ph.D. in law of 2005-2009, 2009

Special reference by the Dutch Legal Research Evaluation Committee in their five-yearly evaluation of the research output of all Dutch law faculties (Ph.D. referred to as ‘best example of what multi-disciplinary research should look like’).

  • BSIK Research grant, 2005

Grant from Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Dutch Construction Industry for research that changes the culture and efficiency of the construction industry.

  • Ph.D. matched funding grant, 2005

Ph.D. thesis grant made available by Tilburg University to carry out doctoral research project.

Education and Postdoctoral work

  • Postdoctoral research fellow – Harvard Law School, Program on Negotiation
  • LL.M. – Columbia University,
  • Ph.D. – Tilburg University (Netherlands) and Brussels University (Belgium)
  • Minor German Corporate Law – Georg August Universität, Göttingen, Germany
  • LL.B., and LL.M. – Groningen University, Netherlands

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