Professor of Arbitration & Dispute Resolution, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Secretary General, P.R.I.M.E. Finance
Matters that Gerard handled include the successful representation of the largest insurance company in the Netherlands in its multi-billion euro investment treaty claim against the Republic of Poland regarding the company's investment in the largest insurance company in Poland, as well as in the setting aside proceedings that were initiated by the Republic of Poland after the First Partial Award in those proceedings had been rendered; the representation of a UK defense company in multiple court actions regarding the setting aside of arbitral awards between the UK company and the Republic of Iran; and the request for the enforcement of Russian arbitral awards in the Netherlands, notwithstanding the setting aside of these arbitral awards by the Russian state court. Gerard recently represented an investment vehicle company in the energy sector incorporated under the laws of Ghana, held ultimately by a US investment company, in arbitration proceedings on the basis of the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. He is currently involved as Dutch counsel in a multi-billion euro investment dispute between an investor and a State, mainly exploring the availability of interim measures on behalf of the investor.