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Joaquim Roodheuvel

Joaquim specialises in international commercial and investment arbitration, and (cross-border) litigation.

Joaquim has worked on a variety of cases concerning investment protection, energy-related disputes, contractual disputes, and liability matters. He has acted as counsel in arbitrations under the rules of ICSID, NAI, ICC, and UNCITRAL. In addition, Joaquim regularly acts as counsel in national court proceedings.

Prior to joining Ysquare, Joaquim worked in the international litigation and arbitration practice of De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek for over six years. Finally, Joaquim lectures on international arbitration at the Vrije Universiteit.

Recent work

  • Representing a company in setting aside proceedings with respect to an arbitration concerning expropriated assets
  • Defending a joint venture in an employment dispute with one of its former directors
  • An ICSID arbitration under the Energy Charter Treaty concerning expropriated assets of an investor
  • Representing a company in defending against the enforcement of an arbitral award


Professional background

  • Since 2024

    Ysquare | Attorney-at-law

  • 2017-2024

    De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek | Attorney-at-law


  • 2017

    University of Cambridge | LL.M International Law

  • 2016

    University of Amsterdam | LL.M International and European Law

  • 2014

    University of Amsterdam | LL.B