International Arbitration in the Netherlands, with a Commentary on the NAI and PCA Arbitration Rules (Kluwer 2021), contributor
|NATIONALITY:||Dutch and New Zealander|
|LANGUAGES:||English and Dutch|
|ADMISSION:||Paris (Directive 98/5/EC) and Netherlands|
Oliver is an associate at Derains & Gharavi, specialised in international arbitration. His areas of practice include international commercial disputes and investment arbitration. He has acted in proceedings conducted under the arbitration rules of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI).
He holds an LLM in International and European Law from the University of Amsterdam and a LLB from Utrecht University.
Oliver is admitted to the Netherlands Bar (Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten) and to the Paris Bar (Directive 98/5/EC).
|Since May 2022||Associate, Derains & Gharavi (Paris)|
|Aug. 2018 – April 2022||Associate, International arbitration and mergers & acquisitions practice groups, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek (Amsterdam)|
|Sept. 2016 – May 2018||Law assistant, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek (Amsterdam)|
|2021-2022||Lecturer of Willem C. Vis Moot Court course at University of Amsterdam|
|2018||LLM International and European Law: Public International Law, University of Amsterdam – Thesis topic: ‘What Happens When the Incentives Dim: When States spark international investment in renewable energy’|
|2016||LL. B. (Hons), Utrecht Law College|
- Dutch Arbitration Association
LEGAL PRACTICE AREA REGISTRATION IN THE NETHERLANDS
Olivier Whitehead has registered the following legal practice area in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister): arbitration.
Based on this registration, he is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in this registered legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.