Martin Brink

Netherlands | Attorney & Neutral

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Martin got us talking again, this virtually saved our company.” – Eduard Zanen, Bugaboo International

Languages
Dutch, English

Overview

Martin has over the past 20 years developed a mediation practice in corporate and finance, mediating many disputes within and between companies, e.g. management and board disputes, joint venture conflicts, issues about warranties in M&A agreements and disputes about shareholders’ agreements in addition to disputes about private equity, investments and franchising. Issues of co-determination as well as about insolvency and property development have regularly been a subject of mediations where Martin was asked to help solve problems. He has written extensively about mediation (e.g. a book with the title “(Business) mediation and subject matter expertise. He is the Editor in Chief of the Corporate Mediation Journal, and a guest lecturer at Leiden University in the Program International Commercial Dispute Resolution. He is certified not only by CEDR but also the Dutch Mediation Institute and the International Mediation Institute but also a Panel Member of ITDR – experts in IT and data conflict management.

Professional background

In addition to his work as a practicing attorney and mediator, Martin is often asked to act an arbitrator – he is a member of the Dutch Arbitration Institute – and negotiator. Being also a substitute magistrate in the Court of Appeals at The Hague, he finds himself overseeing the crossroads of conventional and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. Ha earned his Ph.D with a thesis on the topic of Due Diligence. He has experience in the field of corporate law and financial law. He has been on the Board both as acting or Supervisory Director of various financial institutions and was co-founder and Board Member of the Foreign Bakers’ Association in the Netherlands. He presently is the Chairman of the Society of Corporate Mediation. Formerly he was a sworn translator English/Dutch and Dutch/English.

Expertise

  • Banking & Finance
  • Property
  • Information Communication and Technology
  • Insurance
  • Utilities
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