Professor Dr Niek Peters is a partner of Simmons & Simmons and an expert in the field of (international) arbitration, both investment and commercial.
Niek has been counsel in numerous arbitrations, ad hoc as well as institutional, governed by various procedural and substantive laws, relating to diverse legal issues (eg, M&A, shareholder disputes, commercial contracts and investments) and sectors (eg, energy, construction, engineering and IT). In addition, he has acted as counsel in court proceedings relating to arbitration, including, but not limited to, proceedings regarding the enforcement and annulment of arbitral awards, and he has also been engaged in connection with investment arbitrations. Among his clients are multinationals, states and state entities.
Moreover, Niek has considerable experience as arbitrator in national and international arbitrations, both institutional and ad hoc, having acted as chair, sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator.
Niek is professor of international commercial arbitration at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, where he has been teaching international commercial disputes settlement law since 2008. He has often participated as a speaker at international conferences, and has published many articles and books in the field of international business law, private international law and arbitration, including the handbook The Fundamentals of International Commercial Arbitration. Niek is a member of many scientific and professional organisations dedicated to arbitration and private international law.