Albert Jan van den Berg
Visiting Professor of Law
Professor at Law and Arbitration Chair
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Telephone: 305-284-6927 | Office: G366
Albert Jan van den Berg is visiting the Law School from The Netherlands, where he is a Professor at Law and the Arbitration Chair at Erasmus University Rotterdam and the immediate past President of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute. His main professional activity is being arbitrator in both international commercial and investment arbitrations. The world-renowned arbitrator holds a Doctor of Laws from Erasmus University Rotterdam; a Docteur en droit from the University of Aix-en-Provence (France); a Master of Comparative Jurisprudence from New York University's Institute on Foreign Law; and a Master of Laws from the University of Amsterdam.
Professor van den Berg is a founding partner of the international boutique law firm Hanotiau & van den Berg in Brussels (Belgium). He was previously a partner at the law firms of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Stibbe Simont Monahan Duhot, both in Amsterdam, as well as Van Doorne & Sjollema Advocaten in The Netherlands. He also worked as Secretary-General of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute and at the department of international commercial arbitration of TCM Asser Institute. Additionally, Professor van den Berg is former Vice-President of the London Court of International Arbitration and is a member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration, the Commission on International Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, the LCIA Company, and the Dubai International Arbitration Centre. He is on the panel of all major arbitral institutes in the world.
Fluent in Dutch, English, and French, Professor van den Berg has authored and edited numerous publications on various topics of international arbitration. He currently serves as the general editor of Yearbook Commercial Arbitration, a leading international commercial arbitration publication, and is a member of the editorial boards of London's Global Arbitration Review, and Rotterdam's Tijdschrift voor Arbitrage. He has been honored widely for his work over the years, and was has been named twice the world's leading commercial arbitrator by The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers in 2006 and 2011.