Abdel advises and litigates on issues related to arbitration and asset recovery, corporate and finance-related disputes and directors’ liability. He has extensive experience in enforcement of foreign (arbitral) judgments or awards (especially for or against sovereigns) as well as in obtaining interim reliefs and protective measures or resisting to them. Abdel also advises and litigates on corporate law issues, including shareholder disputes, (proceedings on) directors' liability and inquiry proceedings before the Enterprise Chamber. Abdel is a member of the editorial board of a corporate law journal (Tijdschrift voor de Ondernemingsrechtpraktijk).

Work highlights include representing:

  • a national holding company in recognition and execution proceedings pending in the Netherlands involving assets of significant value.
  • Several international oil companies in a matter revolving the enforcement of a foreign arbitral award in the Netherlands.
  • a trustee and court-appointed receivers in the context of a cross-border litigation involving assets of significant value.
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Memberships

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Dutch Bar Association
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The Dutch Corporate Litigation Association
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The Dutch Association for Young Litigation Lawyers
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Qualifications

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Post-graduate specialisation Enterprise and Liability, Grotius Academy, the Netherlands, 2019
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The Law Firm School, Nijmegen, 2013-2014 (cum laude)
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LL.M, International Business and Commercial law, King’s College London, 2012 (merit)
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LL.M, Civil Law (Corporate), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2011 (cum laude)
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LL.B, Dutch Law, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2009 (distinction)