Rieme-Jan Tjittes

BarentsKrans - Netherlands

Lange Voorhout 3
The Hague

2514 EA

+31 703 760 606

Litigation Star



Practice area:

Commercial and transactions
International arbitration

Year Joined Firm: 2011

Education/Alumni: Ph.D. (1994), LL.M. (1989) Groningen University

Languages Spoken: English, French, German, Dutch

Rieme-Jan is a very experienced litigation and arbitration attorney (‘advocaat’). He is considered to be one of the leading authorities in (international) commercial contracts in The Netherlands. 

His clients are national and international companies, which are confident to let him handle their most complex and high risk disputes to reach satisfactory solutions. His litigation and arbitration work encompasses a wide array of legal topics and business activities, such as post M&A warranty and indemnity disputes, the termination of distribution and licensing agreements, gas and electricity supply contracts, high tech and construction contracts and setting aside (international) arbitral awards. 

Rieme-Jan is frequently asked as arbitrator in national and international institutional arbitrations (NAI, ICC, AAA) as well as ad hoc arbitrations. In addition, Rieme-Jan is admitted to the Dutch Supreme Court bar. 

He is the author of a leading book on Dutch and international commercial contract law: 'Commercieel contractenrecht, Boom juridisch, 2018'. 

Before joining BarentsKrans, Rieme-Jan worked as an attorney in the Litigation & Arbitration Department of Allen & Overy LLP. Prior to that he was a fulltime Justice of Courts of Appeal for many years.

Last updated 27th November 2018

  • Commercial and transactions
  • Commercial arbitration
  • International arbitration
  • Supreme Court