Annette is an associate based in the London office. She has experience in international commercial and investment arbitrations under several institutional rules and across a range of sectors, including oil and gas, mining, banking, and agriculture. Annette has particular experience in advising sovereign States and State-owned entities. She has also represented States and private corporations in setting aside and enforcement proceedings. Prior to working in international arbitration, she advised companies in private M&A transactions.

Annetteā€™s experience includes:

  • Counsel for a State-owned gas company in enforcement proceedings arising out of commercial arbitrations regarding gas transit and gas supply contracts
  • Counsel for a State-owned agricultural supply chain company in a commercial arbitration arising out of a post-M&A contractual dispute
  • Counsel for a sovereign State in a setting aside claim following an investor-State arbitration regarding a mining exploration project
  • Counsel for the former shareholders of a Dutch offshore engineering company against a US energy company regarding various warranty claims concerning offshore drilling rigs
  • Counsel for a State-owned bank in a setting aside claim following an investor-State arbitration regarding the expropriation of the bank

Annette holds an LL.M. in International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration from New York University, where she was a Fulbright scholar and Convocation Student Speaker of the LL.M. class. She also holds an LL.M. in European Law from Leiden University (cum laude), where she was awarded several academic awards for her thesis. Annette holds a Diploma in Legal Studies from the University of Oxford (distinction) and an LL.B. from Leiden University (cum laude). Annette speaks English and Dutch and has a working knowledge of French and Italian. She is admitted to the bar in the Netherlands.