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Max van Leyenhorst



Max focuses his legal practice in the area of commercial dispute resolution, both in national and international arbitration and in litigation. His clients include Dutch and foreign listed companies, as well as government agencies. The disputes he handles often relate to directors liability, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and/or contracts. Max also acts as arbitrator in these areas of law. In addition, he regularly acts in cases aimed at the setting aside, or enforcement, of arbitral awards. He is also involved in proceedings based on international investment treaties.


From 1999 till October 2009, Max worked for the leading Dutch law firm NautaDutilh in the Corporate Law and Corporate & Commercial Litigation departments. Since 1 September 2009 he continues his practice as a partner of Legaltree. Max has been lecturing in arbitration law at the Faculty of Law, Leiden University since 2007.

Memberships and ancillary positions

Corporate Litigation Association
NAI Young Arbitration Practitioners (co-founder, 2004)
Secretary to the board of editors of the Dutch Journal on Arbitration (2006-2011)
Lecturer at the Dutch Law Firm School (arbitration, 2008-2013)
registered mediator at the Netherlands Mediation Institute (2009-2011)
Dutch Arbitration Association (co-founder, 2013)


Utrecht University (Civil Law)
Leiden University (Tax Law - bachelor)
Wayne State University, Detroit (Corporate Law and Jurisprudence)


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