Hilde van der Baan

Hilde van der Baan


Hilde advises on a wide range of commercial disputes, specialising in international arbitration and corporate and commercial litigation.

She has a particular focus on projects, energy and construction disputes. Her practice covers the full range of dispute resolution, with an emphasis on contractual liability and M&A-related disputes. She has represented clients in numerous national and international arbitrations under various institutional rules. In addition, she also has extensive experience in court litigation across a wide range of sectors. Hilde works with major international clients across jurisdictions and in multiple sectors including energy, industrials, chemicals, commodities and financial services.

Hilde’s profile and reputation have been recognized in both national and international rankings. Legal 500 currently ranks her as a Next Generation Partner for both arbitration and commercial litigation: the only person in the Netherlands ranked in both categories. She is recognised by Who’s Who Legal Arbitration as a Future Leader (previously in the non-partner category). Chambers Europe have ranked her a Band 3 Arbitration Counsel in the Netherlands.


Pro bono

Hilde has been A&O’s Co-head of Social Impact since September 2020.

Published Work

  • "NAI Arbitrage Reglement" in Tijdschrift voor Arbitrage (with Prof. Dr. G.J. Meijer, 2015)
  • The country chapter on The Netherlands for "Global Legal Insights on International Arbitration" (2015)
  • "Arbitration of M&A Transactions in the Netherlands" in Globe Law and Business's "Arbitration of M&A Transactions" (with Marieke van Hooijdonk, 2014)
  • The country chapter on The Netherlands for "The Aviation Law Review" (first published in 2013)

Speaking Engagements

Hilde regularly speaks and lectures on arbitration and dispute resolution, particularly in the construction and energy sectors.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

Hilde is a member of the Executive Board of the Dutch Arbitration Association, the Chair of the Advisory Board of the Dutch Arbitration Institute, and a member of ICC Netherlands’ committee on Arbitration and ADR. In addition to acting as arbitration counsel, she also regularly acts as arbitrator (sole, panel and chair). 
Young, developing superstar, who is a key asset to Allen & Overy’s arbitration practice and is smart, kind and simply excellent
Chambers Europe, 2022
Hilde van der Baan is the rising star on the team: excellent legal and people skills, combining a quiet approach with razor sharp legal analyses and guides her clients with elegance through stormy waters. Great future ahead.
Legal 500, 2023



Netherlands, 2005

Listed in the register of legal practice areas of the Dutch Bar Association for Burgerlijk procesrecht.


Law Degree, Maastricht University, 2004


Dutch, English
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