Loyens & Loeff

Tom Claassens

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3011 GA Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Tom Claassens

  • Attorney at law
  • Partner

Tom Claassens is a partner in Loyens & Loeff’s Litigation & Risk Management practice group. Tom has represented clients in a broad range of disputes both in arbitrations proceedings (including ICC, UNCITRAL, SIAC and NAI) and in proceedings before Dutch state courts (courts of first instance and courts of appeal) as well as the courts of the Netherlands Antilles. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI) and a member of the Executive Board of the Dutch Arbitration Association (DAA).


What others say about Tom

Chambers Global Guide (2018 edition): "Sources say: "He is a fantastic lawyer: smart, effective, advises clients well, writes well and also speaks well in court."”.
Chambers Europe Guide (2019 edition): “Tom Claassens has experience in commercial litigation and is increasingly focused on international arbitration. He is described as "incredibly client-focused and smart" as well as a "strategic thinker who comes up with creative arguments."”
Legal 500 Europe Guide: Tom Claassens is “an excellent, thorough and talented litigator" and “a name to note”.
Mr Claassens is also listed in Who’s Who Legal: Litigation 2018 among only 16 Dutch litigation peers.



Dutch Law, University of Leiden, 1991 (with honors)
Southern Methodist University Summer Program (Dallas, Texas) 1998


Dutch, English, German