Matthijs specialises in complex international dispute resolution. He advises on litigation, including M&A disputes, directors' and officers' liability, banking litigation and competition law disputes, and commercial arbitration.
Matthijs regularly acts as Dutch counsel in litigation or arbitration matters affecting both the Netherlands and various other jurisdictions, including the US, UK, Germany and Japan.
His practice involves acting as counsel in arbitration proceedings administered by leading arbitration institutes such as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI) as well as in ad hoc arbitration proceedings.
He regularly publishes and teaches on a variety of subjects in his key specialisms, including the handbook on the new English-language Netherlands Commercial Court.
Prior to joining Stibbe, Matthijs practiced in London and at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York (2006 to 2007).