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Marielle Koppenol-laforce is partner in Houthoff’s Dispute Resolution practice group. She has been advising and litigating (including investment arbitration and international commercial arbitration (ICC, ICSID, NAI, UNCITRAL, DIAC)) in complex international contracts situations (ranging from construction contracts to shareholders agreements disputes) and insolvencies. Usually her litigation or arbitration in the Netherlands is a parallel to foreign proceedings for the same client. She is regularly involved in discovery under 28 U.S.C. § 1782 for use in the Dutch proceedings. Before fully committing to international litigation and arbitration and coordination of worldwide law firms in connection therewith she has been involved in the finance practice, M&A and corporate practice.
On 1 February 2010 she was appointed a professor International Commercial Contracting at Leiden University, the Netherlands. She acts as coach of the yearly Leiden University William C. Vis Moot Court team (International arbitration and CISG). She is a member of the Dutch Standing Committee of Private International Law. In 1997 she got her PhD on the Hague Trust Convention at Erasmus University Rotterdam. She is an International Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and member of the ABA, International section.
She regularly teaches post-academic courses on private international law, the Vienna Sales Convention, arbitration and international procedural law.