Nielsvan Loon


Amsterdam + 31.20.305.4252

Niels van Loon's practice focuses on corporate and commercial litigation, tort litigation, directors' liability claims, and commercial arbitration. He represents clients in minority squeeze out proceedings and enquiry proceedings before the Enterprise Division of the Amsterdam Court of Appeals. Niels further acts as counsel in international commercial arbitration under the rules of several arbitral institutions, including the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI) where he also sits as an arbitrator, the ICC International Court of Arbitration, and the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). Niels has served as a deputy judge at the Gelderland District Court since 2021.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2014, Niels practiced at a corporate litigation and financial restructuring boutique firm and for more than 10 years at an international law firm in their Amsterdam and Dubai offices.

Niels is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and a member of the Dutch Arbitration Association (DAA), the Corporate Litigation Association (Vereniging Corporate Litigation), the International Bar Association (IBA), and the Solicitors' Association of Higher Courts Advocates (SAHCA).


  • Avient acquires DSM Protective Materials businessJones Day advised Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT), a leading provider of specialized and sustainable material solutions, in the $1.485 billion acquisition and financing of Koninklijke DSM N.V.’s protective materials business, a leading specialty engineered materials business built around the invention of Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber.
  • Expropriated SNS Reaal bondholders secure compensation from Dutch StateJones Day successfully assisted SNS Reaal bondholders in obtaining a judgment securing €804 million in compensation from the Dutch State for the nationalization of SNS Reaal NV and SNS Bank NV on February 1, 2013.
  • TMF Netherlands litigates professional liability matterJones Day represents TMF Management BV subsidiary TMF Netherlands B.V. in a court case concerning a professional liability matter.
  • AURELIUS sells Getronics Group for €220 million (US$251.3 million)Jones Day advised AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA on the sale of its subsidiary Getronics to strategic investor Bottega Invest Co S.à.r.l. for €220 million (US$251.3 million) (enterprise value).
  • Civolution invests in 4C InsightsJones Day advised Civolution B.V., a provider of technology solutions and services for identifying, managing, and monetizing media content, in connection with its purchase of Series C Convertible Preferred Stock in a private placement by 4C Insights, Inc., a data science software company that is powering the future of advertising.
  • Large privately-held industrial group negotiates resolution of disputes regarding coverage for claims by bankruptcy trustee arising from merger, and costs incurred to defend governmental investigationsJones Day advises a large privately-held industrial group on negotiation resolution of disputes regarding coverage for claims by bankruptcy trustee arising from merger, and costs incurred to defend governmental investigations.
  • Former supervisory directors of Fairstar Heavy Transport B.V. defend directors' liability suitJones Day represents the former supervisory directors of Fairstar Heavy Transport B.V. in a directors' liability suit initiated by Dockwise N.V. and Fairstar.
  • Arch disputes joint venture with Riamo Holdings GmbHJones Day represents Arch Industries BV, a company belonging to the DP Holding Group, in a joint venture dispute with Riamo Holdings GmbH, concerning the Novero Group.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • September 28, 2017
      Client Roundtable Series: Litigation, Pensions and Employment. The legal framework and recent developments in directors' liability