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Willem Heemskerk

Willem Heemskerk

Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn

Willem Heemskerk has been with Pels Rijcken since 1992 and is one of the most experienced litigators in the Netherlands. He handles complex civil law disputes for mainly large national and international companies. His areas of expertise include liability, damage & insurance, professional liability, attachment, collection and enforcement, and media law. Willem acts as counsel both in adjudication as well as arbitral proceedings. 

He is regarded as a leading expert in Dutch civil procedural law; he has many publications to his name, is the Vice President of the Dutch State Advisory Committee on procedural law, and regularly serves as expert in foreign proceedings. Willem is ranked in Band 1 for Dispute Resolution in the Chambers Global and the Chambers Europe Practice Guide. In late 2018, Willem was recognised as the “Best Litigator in the Netherlands” in an election organised by the VIA.


'An excellent lawyer with the ability to really think a case through, who then adds the right solution.'

 The Legal 500 2019

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