Arnold Croiset van Uchelen


Arnold has a broad dispute resolution practice with a focus on corporate and securities litigation, banking and finance disputes, directors' liability, governance issues and class actions.

He headed the firm's Management Team from 2009 to 2015. He holds board positions in charitable organizations and companies and practices alternative dispute resolution through the platform.


Representative matters

Deloitte in an accountants’ liability case initiated by Vestia, a Dutch housing corporation, including bringing a contribution action against the Dutch state and others for wrongful neglect in supervising Vestia. Vestia was rescued from bankruptcy in 2012 after being confronted with large margin calls under a derivative portfolio, which also resulted in an inquiry by Dutch parliament.

The former supervisory directors of Imtech, the bankrupt technology group, in an action brought by investors claiming to have been misled and in the bankruptcy trustee investigations.

PPG in the litigation surrounding its take-over bid for Akzo, in which hedge fund Elliott sought to remove Akzo’s chairman for rejecting PPG’s bid.

Telegraaf Media Group in the litigation over the take-over battle between Mediahuis and John de Mol.

Published Work

  • Croiset van Uchelen, A.R.J. , (2018) “Tegenstrijdig belang; de redelijkheid & billijkheid als hulpsinterklaas” in: Croiset van Uchelen et al., Kort Juridisch, Liber Amicorum Peter Wakkie, Wolters Kluwer, 2018, pp. 9-20
  • Croiset van Uchelen, A.R.J. , (2017) “Civiel procederen en bewijs leveren; waar staat Nederland international?” in: Croiset van Uchelen et al., Internationaal procederen, Den Haag, Boom Juridisch, Den Haag, pp. 11-23
  • Croiset van Uchelen, A.R.J., (2016) “Just when I needed you most – de bestuurdersaansprakelijkheidsverzekering in faillissement”in: TOP en FIP nr. 8
  • Croiset van Uchelen, A.R.J., (2016) “Van de noot een deugd maken - een wijze beslissing inzake Decidewise (OK 15 November 2001, JOR 2002/6)”, in: Marius geannoteerd, Serie vanwege het Van der Heijden Instituut 133, pp. 83-97; Deventer, Wolters Kluwer

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Bar of Amsterdam
  • Chairman Supervisory Board Nexus Institute
  • Board member Gieskes-Strijbis Fonds
  • Chairman Board Stichting Administratiekantoor Faber
Arnold Croiset van Uchelen knows what it takes to present a complicated case involving the interplay between national contract and administrative law and European law in a down-to-earth manner
Legal 500, 2024
Arnold Croiset van Uchelen is an outstanding dispute resolution lawyer with a broad litigation practice. He is one of the top lawyers in the Netherlands for disputes involving bankruptcy proceedings and securities litigation, as well as energy litigation and shareholder disputes
Chambers Global 2024



Registered Foreign Lawyer, England and Wales, 2021

Admitted as advocaat, Netherlands, 1989 

Listed in the register of legal practice areas of the Dutch Bar Association for Burgerlijk procesrecht (Litigation) 


Degree, Law, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, 1986

Degree, Philosophy, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, 1988


Dutch, English, German
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.