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February 2022
Dublin, Ireland

Eelco Meerdink
Partner at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V. (Netherlands)


Eelco Meerdink is an Amsterdam-based leading dispute resolution practitioner with extensive experience in complex and cross-border litigation, international arbitration and ADR. He represents companies and management in diverse industries, including financial services, insurance, technology, energy, construction, pharmaceutical and manufacturing.

Eelco represented group companies of Yukos, formerly Russia’s largest oil company, in dozens of proceedings about the preservation and recovery of assets following the expropriation of Yukos Oil by the Russian Federation. He also represented the former majority shareholders of Yukos in appeal proceedings regarding the setting aside of the USD 50 billion arbitral awards rendered against the Russian Federation.

In international litigation and arbitration he regularly works with other international law firms. From 2015-2018 Eelco was head of the litigation and arbitration practice and member of De Brauw’s management committee. Eelco frequently lectures and publishes on dispute resolution.

Chambers comments: "He is outstanding in his profession. His technical knowledge and projections are extremely impressive and accurate, his responsiveness is excellent, his advice is highly respected and he is very pleasurable to work with."

Agenda Sessions

  • Russia/CIS – still the drivers of global fraud litigation, or is it a thing of the past? Current issues and trends in Russia/CIS litigation