News | May 2017
Lawyer of the Year Award
On Monday 15 May 2017, during a ceremony at the Plaisterers’ Hall in London, Professor Albert Jan van den Berg was honoured with the Lawyer of the Year Award for Arbitration by Who’s Who Legal (WWL).
Following the conduct of hundreds of interviews conducted and the analysis of the nominations received from the arbitration community, WWL’s research has empirically identified van den Berg as standing apart from all other practitioners in 2017. For van den Berg, it was the third time he received the prestigious award, having been recognized by his peers and client as arbitration lawyer of the year also in 2006 and 2011.
Speaking to Global Arbitration Review, van den Berg explained that the award was probably a result of his much debated win in the Yukos setting-aside proceedings in The Hague. Pointing at the important contribution of women in the team that secured this decision, van den Berg dedicated his award to the Equal Representation Arbitration Pledge. For van den Berg, this is “an initiative dear to my heart” and he urged his colleagues “to bring it into practice”.