Partner - Advocaat

Tom Claassens

Tom Claassens, advocaat, is werkzaam in de praktijkgroep Litigation & Risk Management. Hij heeft een brede nationale en internationale procespraktijk.

Over Tom Claassens

Tom procedeert regelmatig voor de diverse gerechten van de Nederlandse Antillen. Van 2002 tot en met 2005 gaf hij mede leiding aan de vestiging in New York. 

What others say about Tom

Legal 500: "Leading partner Tom Claassens is very smart and likeable. His team of associates work hard and are committed. The quality of the output is high. Tom Claassens is a great lawyer – smart, results-oriented, creative. He is the lead arbitration partner: experienced, smooth and well versed in the international arbitration practice. Being a very nice guy helps." (2021)

Chambers Global: Tom Claassens acts for a clientele of national states and domestic companies on arbitral matters covering commercial disputes, arbitral awards and bilateral investment treaties. Market commentators highlight his work in arbitration proceedings of an international scope. (2021)

Chambers Global: ''According to sources, Tom Claassens is "first rate, intelligent and diligent." He acts for clients on arbitration proceedings following corporate transactions, joint ventures and arbitral award annulment procedures. His clients include multinational corporations and state governments.'' (2020)

Chambers Europe:
 "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'." (2019)

Chambers Global: "Sources say: 'He is a fantastic lawyer: smart, effective, advises clients well, writes well and also speaks well in court'." (2018)

Legal 500: "According to clients, Loyens & Loeff’s team is ‘responsive, thorough, hardworking and a pleasure to work with’, and has significant experience representing international clients in International Chamber of Commerce proceedings. It is led by the ‘very detailed, thorough’ Tom Claassens, who is ‘an authority on Dutch civil procedure’ and 'a name to note'." (2018)

De heer Claassens staat ook vermeld in Who's Who Legal: Litigation 2018 among only 16 Dutch litigation peers.


  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • International Bar Association


  • Southern Methodist University Summer Program (Dallas, Texas) 1998
  • Nederlands recht, Universiteit Leiden, 1991 (met genoegen)


  • Nederlands
  • Engels
  • Duits

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