Matthijs Kuijpers

I am Matthijs Kuijpers
Litigation and Dispute Resolution specialist
Arbitration specialist

Matthijs Kuijpers

Matthijs specialises in complex international arbitration and litigation. He represents national and international clients in disputes concerning M&A, directors' and officers' liability, banking litigation, complicated contractual disputes and competition damages claims.

Matthijs regularly acts as Dutch counsel in arbitration and litigation 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) and the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI), as well as in ad hoc arbitration proceedings and before international commercial courts such as the Netherlands Commercial Court. Matthijs is a member of the Dutch Arbitration Association and has completed the Grotius Academy Corporate Litigation.

He regularly publishes and teaches on a variety of subjects in his key specialisations, including the handbook on the new English-language Netherlands Commercial Court (NCC).

Prior to joining Stibbe, Matthijs practiced in London and at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York (2006-2007).

  • Languages: Dutch, English
  • Admitted to the Amsterdam Bar: 2000
  • Partner since: 2013


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