Eric van Ginkel is an independent international arbitrator and mediator. Mr van Ginkel, a citizen of the Netherlands, has many years of experience in international arbitration and has acted as arbitrator or counsel in more than 75 institutional and ad hoc arbitrations.
Mr van Ginkel has acted as chair, sole arbitrator and party-appointed arbitrator in a broad range of disputes, including matters relating to intellectual property, pharmaceutical (including health sciences and biotechnology), and oil & gas, as well as distribution agreements, licence agreements, and commercial agreements. Mr van Ginkel is an arbitrator for the AAA (Large Complex Cases and Intellectual Property Panels), ACICA, CPR (the International and Banking, Accounting and Financial Services Panels of Distinguished Neutrals), ICC Netherlands, ICDR, LCIA, VIAC and WIPO. He has also conducted arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.
Mr van Ginkel is a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, and since 2004 Adjunct Professor at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine School of Law, where he has taught International Commercial Arbitration and International Investment Arbitration, among others. He is a frequent speaker and author in the areas of international arbitration and dispute resolution.
Mr van Ginkel holds a degree of “Meester in de Rechten” (JD equivalent) from Leiden University as well as a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School in New York City. He also holds an LLM in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute at Pepperdine Law School in Malibu, California. Mr van Ginkel is fluent in Dutch, English and French, and conversant in German and Italian.
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WWL says: The “excellent” Eric van Ginkel is an accomplished arbitrator who is particularly well regarded for his considerable experience sitting as arbitrator in intellectual property disputes.
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