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Rutger is an Associate and Solicitor Advocate in the international arbitration practice.

He specialises in international commercial and investment treaty arbitration and has acted in arbitrations under the LCIA, ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, WIPO and SIAC rules.

Rutger is an Associate Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London, where he teaches the module Strategic Decision Making for Lawyers in the LLM and Law & Finance programmes. He is also a member of our Decision Analysis team and has experience building decision analysis models to help clients quantify, visualise and better understand the legal risks they are facing.

Recent publications

  • "Prospect Theory and due process paranoia: what behavioural models say about arbitrators’ assessment of risk and uncertainty", Arbitration International, Volume 36, Issue 2, June 2020, Pages 233–252.
  • "Give mandatory mediation a chance: insights from the LCAM-HSF survey on compulsory mediation", Practical Law, 1 February 2023.
  • "Beyond buzzwords: the role of the behavioural sciences in dispute resolution", London International Disputes Week blog, 4 May 2021.


Rutger holds an LLB (Honours) in International and European Law from the University of Groningen and an LLM (Distinction) in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution from Queen Mary University of London. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

He is fluent in Dutch and English.

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • a biotechnology company in an arbitration relating to one of the leading Covid-19 vaccines
  • a telecommunications conglomerate in relation to investment treaty claims against an Asian State
  • global energy majors in relation to a unitisation of participating interests in an oil field involving commercial and treaty arbitration claims and parallel litigation
  • a Korean shipbuilding company on an LCIA arbitration regarding an indemnity for patent infringement
  • a consumer goods company in a post M&A dispute under the ICC Rules
  • a client in the cryptocurrency industry in relation to UNCITRAL proceedings arising out of a series A investment round