Naboth van den Broek is one of the leading international trade and investment lawyers in the world. Ranked by Chambers USA, The Legal 500, and Best Lawyers in America, competitors and clients recommend him for his “insightful advice,” “great quality of drafting,” “understanding of clients’ needs,” “profound and vast understanding of international trade law,” as well as his handling of “trade disputes, including WTO cases.”
His practice focuses on international dispute settlement, particularly at the WTO, global trade and investment policy, as well as strategic and negotiations advice, and complex trade and investment compliance, enforcement and investigations.
In addition to his personal practice, Mr. van den Broek also co-founded and co-leads the firm’s multidisciplinary International Group, which focuses on the full range of international and cross-border legal, compliance, and policy issues that clients face, including trade and investment, international dispute settlement and arbitration, complex global investigations, compliance, enforcement, international antitrust, M&A and transactions, and global intellectual property rights enforcement and protection.
He also previously helped found the firm’s European Regulatory and Government Affairs Group and India and Southeast Asia Practice. In addition to his legal practice, Mr. van den Broek is a Senior Distinguished Fellow at the Institute of International Economic Law and adjunct professor of International Trade and Investment Law at Georgetown University Law Center.
He is a regular speaker on topics relating to global trade and investment, public international law, international relations, and international compliance and has published widely on these and other topics.
In terms of trade and investment negotiations, Mr. van den Broek has counseled clients in the context of virtually all of the major recent negotiations, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations, as well as the EU-Japan, EU and US-Korea, and various other recent EU and US FTA and investment negotiations, as well as those of a number of other countries.
Mr. van den Broek is an Adjunct Professor of International Trade & Investment Law at Georgetown University and a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the university’s Institute of International Economic Law (IIEL). He is also a member of numerous professional, academic and civic organizations and boards, and has published and spoken on a range of international legal and policy issues, trade and investment law, energy, and innovation and technology policy.
Mr. van den Broek studied law at Leiden University in The Netherlands. He focused on international political economy, international relations, and global strategy at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität in Bonn and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, and obtained an LLM degree at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington DC where he was a Fulbright student, fellow of the Institute of International Economic Law and graduate assistant to its director, Prof. John H. Jackson.
Mr. van den Broek has published and spoken on a range of EU and international legal and policy issues, as well as energy, technology and innovation policy. Mr. van den Broek (co-)founded and/or helped found several companies in widely diverging sectors and has acted as an advisor to several company CEOs and boards.
- LLM, Georgetown University Law Center, 2001
- JD, Leiden University, 2000
- Paris Institute of Political Studies
- Brussels (EU List)
- England and Wales, Registered Foreign Lawyer
- Washington, DC (Foreign Legal Consultant).
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