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Marieke Schaink


Marieke advises and represents clients in high-stakes commercial litigation and arbitration. 

Her practice covers the full range of dispute resolution, with an emphasis on complex cross-border matters and M&A-related disputes. She arbitrated under various institutional rules, both in merits proceedings and interim relief proceedings. She has also represented clients in (issues relating to) the enforcement of arbitral awards, such as setting aside proceedings. Marieke served as NAI secretary to a tribunal and is admitted to the NAI arbitrator list. Marieke regularly teaches and speaks on a variety of disputes related topics and gained international experience on secondment in Dubai. 

Marieke also has a unique perspective on the financial sector, as she spent over three years as a deputy fines officer at the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets. In this role, she gained in-depth knowledge of the enforcement practices of the authority, as well as the legal and strategic aspects of defending against or challenging such sanctions. Marieke earned a postgraduate Grotius degree on financial law cum laude at the time. 

In 2024 edition of The Legal 500, Marieke has been recognised as a Rising Star in the field of Commercial Litigation. 

Published Work

  • Commentary on various articles of Book 6 of the Dutch Civil Code, Sdu Commentaar Vermogensrecht, 2019 
  • Arbitration in the Netherlands – The 2015 Dutch Arbitration Act, Brazilian Review of Arbitration and Mediation (Revista de Arbitragem e Mediação), November 2016 
  • Het herziene arbitragerecht, Tijdschrift voor de Ondernemingsrechtpraktijk, September 2015 
  • Uitleg van commerciële contracten en de entire agreement clause, Ars Aequi, Bijzonder nummer Recht & Taal, July 2015 

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Young ICCA 
  • Member, International Bar Association 



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