Rieme-Jan Tjittes

T: +31 70 376 07 89
E: riemejan.tjittes@barentskrans.nl
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Rieme-Jan is a very experienced litigation and arbitration attorney (‘advocaat’). He is considered to be one of the leading authorities in (international) commercial contracts in The Netherlands. His clients are national and international companies, which are confident to let him handle their most complex and high risk disputes to reach satisfactory solutions. His litigation and arbitration work encompasses a wide array of legal topics and business activities, such as post M&A warranty and indemnity disputes, the termination of distribution and licensing agreements, gas and electricity supply contracts, high tech and construction contracts and setting aside (international) arbitral awards. Rieme-Jan is frequently asked to be arbitrator in national and international institutional arbitrations (NAI, ICC, AAA) as well as ad hoc arbitrations. In addition, Rieme-Jan is admitted to the Dutch Supreme Court bar and has as such achieved an inter alia Tier 1 Ranking in Chambers for many years in a row. Before joining BarentsKrans, Rieme-Jan worked as an attorney in the Litigation & Arbitration Department of Allen & Overy LLP. Prior to that he was a fulltime Justice of Courts of Appeal and knows as such what arguments will convince a judge.

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He is heralded by sources as an “excellent litigator and a very pleasant person” and clients are also impressed by his efficient work and precise, to-the-point presentation in documents. – Chambers Europe, 2018

Sources appreciate “his sharp legal mind and the fact that he can really get to the core of an issue very quickly. He is an excellent decision maker.” – Chambers Europe, 2017

Rieme-Jan Tjittes is “an outstanding and extremely knowledgeable Supreme Court litigator“. – Legal 500, 2017

Interviewees are impressed by “his encyclopaedic knowledge of the law and his knowledge of how judges think, which really makes him stand out as one of the excellent lawyers in the Netherlands.” – Chambers Europe, 2016

Prior associations

Attorney-at-law at Allen & Overy LLP (Commercial Litigation & Arbitration)(from 2007)
Fulltime Justice in the Court of Appeal (from 1999-2007);
Tenured professor of contract law, tort law and damages Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam (from 1995)
Law clerk Supreme Court of the Netherlands (from 1992)
Previously attorney at law (The Hague) and lecturer in contract law (Erasmus Universiteit in Rotterdam)