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).
- September 28, 2017
Client Roundtable Series: Litigation, Pensions and Employment. The legal framework and recent developments in directors' liability
- The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration 2017); Grotius Academy (Postgraduate curriculum in Corporate and Business Law 2014, cum laude); Columbia University (LL.M. 2001; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Recipient of Talentenprogramma and VSB scholarships); Maastricht University, European Law School (J.D. 2000; Member of Winning Team, European Law Moot Court Competition 1998); University of Nottingham (Erasmus Exchange, Joint LL.M. Programme 1999)
- Amsterdam (Netherlands), New York (U.S.A.), and as a solicitor advocate in England and Wales
- Deputy judge at the Gelderland District Court
Named a leading individual for dispute resolution (foreign expertise) in the Netherlands by Chambers Global (2018)
Member of an arbitration team recognized by Global Arbitration Review as one of the leading international arbitration law firms in the 2020 edition of the GAR 30
- Dutch, English, German (working proficiency), and French (working proficiency)