GCN Think Tank dispute resolution


No company wants Corporate disputes. Yet the number of discussions with stakeholders is increasing. This requires GCs to have a point of view on both preventing disputes and resolving them. A modern GC should then actually look beyond Corporate Litigation. But how? Developments around Corporate Mediation and other Alternative Dispute Resolutions have gained momentum, which can help GCs and their companies immensely. The US market is leading the way in this and, among others, an expert in that field is a special guest. It promises to be a highly interactive and useful afternoon for all GCs, whether you litigate much or little. Because disputes arise more and more unexpectedly and good preparation is half the battle. Last but not least: this afternoon, the results of the General Counsel NL Dispute Resolution Survey 2023 will be announced! There will be plenty of time to interact on the theme and results of the Survey, also in breakout sessions.

Peter Kamminga

Dr. Kamminga, is an international arbitrator & mediator, as well as a scholar and professor. For almost twenty years now, he has worked with public and private organizations to resolve complex disputes, improve contractual relations, and develop collaborative contracting strategies for multi-million dollar projects.

Over the last fifteen years, Peter has become a go-to dispute resolution professional for complex business disputes. As a business mediator, arbitrator, and dispute system designer, he has earned a reputation for helping to bring to resolution some of the most complex domestic and cross-border disputes in the U.S., Europe, and globally, involving millions and sometimes billions of dollars.

As a neutral at JAMS, the number one dispute resolution provider in the world, he has worked with Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 global companies, many of the top ten AmLaw 100 law firms, top National Trial Lawyer “Most Feared Plaintiff Firms’, and virtually all of the largest insurance companies in the U.S. as well as many government organizations and non-profits in Europe

Timo Jansen

Timo Jansen has extensive experience in preventing and resolving corporate and contractual disputes, in particular in the areas of pre-contractual liability, acquisitions, joint ventures, directors’ and shareholders’ liability, franchising and distribution. He also acts in professional liability and fraud cases. His clients mainly operate in the insurance, (food) retail and telecommunications sectors.
Timo joined Lexence in 2010. He studied Dutch law and Law and Economics at Utrecht University and took the specialisation courses in corporate litigation at the Grotius Academy and Advanced Financial Statement Analysis at the Amsterdam Institute of Finance. He was sworn in as a lawyer in 1998.

Willem Smelt

Willem Smelt is a corporate litigator with extensive experience in areas such as shareholder disputes, inquiry proceedings at the Enterprise Chamber, M&A-related disputes, and director and supervisory director liability.

In addition, Willem handles a variety of commercial disputes and litigates regularly, both in government courts and in arbitration proceedings.

Willem was sworn in as an attorney in 2012 and has been with Lexence since 2023. He studied Dutch law at the VU University of Amsterdam.
Willem is a member of the Corporate Litigation Association and publishes regularly on corporate litigation topics.




Results GCN Dispute Resolution Survey 2023

‘ADR you in?’ dialogue and interaction with attendees

Break-outs: further knowledge-sharing in small groups

Plenary: wrap-up and drinks



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