Jan Holthuis is an experienced advisor in China related cross-border M&A transactions and complex international litigation cases on corporate, commercial and intellectual property, insurance and reinsurance related disputes. Jan is active in the China legal practice since 1995 and predominantly living and working in China since 2009.
Jan graduated in 1992 from Erasmus University Rotterdam in Dutch law. In 2003, Jan (re) qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales. In 2009 he successfully completed the Grotius specialist course International M&A transactions.
He is a registered arbitrator at the China International Economic Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) and at the Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (SHAIC) / Shanghai International Arbitration Center (SIAC). Jan is a visiting lecturer at Erasmus University (Chinese commercial and corporate law and practice), Wageningen University (Chinese agricultural law and practice) and East China University of Politics and Law in Shanghai (Intellectual Property dispute settlement & technology transfers).
Jan holds various positions at multinational companies operating in China and Europe and is often involved in legal strategy decision-making processes of international clients. Since 2017 Jan is the Chairman of the Agriculture Law Committee of the International Bar Asscociation.
“Admitted to the Bar”
Dutch qualified lawyer registered at the Amsterdam Bar
Non-practicing solicitor registered with the Law Society of England & Wales
Dutch Bar Association (NOVA)
International Bar Association (membership Insurance Law Committee, Litigation Committee and Agriculture Law Committee)