Joost van Dam is an associate at Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes.
Joost is part of the team advising and/or representing:
Heirs to the Sultan of Sulu in proceedings initiated in the Netherlands to recognize and enforce a USD 15 billion award rendered in an ad hoc arbitration brought by our clients.
An international joint venture and an African energy company, Respondents in an ICC arbitration in Geneva brought by North Asian contractors. The dispute relates to a settlement agreement entered into following a dispute arising from an EPC contract for the construction of a USD 3 billion fertilizer plant in an African State. The law of the African State applies.
Joost’s prior experience includes advising and/or representing:
A South American State in an annulment procedure of an investment arbitration award before the Court of The Hague.
A real estate company in arbitral proceedings under Dutch law before the ICC.
An individual in a cross-border M&A dispute before the LCIA and subsequently the court of Amsterdam.
University of Leiden, LL.M in Corporate Law
University of Sydney, LL.M in International Law
University of Amsterdam, Bachelor of Law
Admissions & Courts
Coach, Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court, University of Amsterdam
“Let’s Go Dutch! Exploring the Ease of Recognition and Enforcement in Dutch Law – Arbitral Awards vs. Foreign Judgments,” Kluwer Arbitration Blog (September 2023)
“Proving your nationality; as easy as it seems?,” 84 Arbitration – The International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management 288 (2018)
“A Future in ISDS – A Good Idea or Not?,” 82 Arbitration – The International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management 363 (2016)