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Thabiso van den Bosch
Thabiso van den Bosch
Partner, admitted to practice in the Netherlands

Thabiso van den Bosch

Practice Area(s): International Arbitration
Commercial Contracting
Industrial Projects
Sector(s): Construction and Engineering
Information and Entertainment Technology
Manufacturing and Distribution
E-mail: vandenbosch@conway-partners.com

Thabiso van den Bosch has been admitted to practice before the Dutch bar since 1998. His practice is concentrated on international arbitration and litigation. He has successfully represented parties before the Dutch courts in matters ranging from construction cases to actions involving intellectual property rights and commercial disputes regarding e-commerce and the internet. His experience in the field of international arbitration includes acting on multiple occasions on behalf of parties involved in cases administered under the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI) as well as others, both in the Netherlands and abroad.

In addition to his litigation/ADR work, Thabiso advises parties involved in the construction and engineering sector in regard to the tendering process for large industrial projects. More generally, Thabiso also provides advisory assistance to clients involved in cross-border contracting. Fluent in Dutch, Spanish, German and English, Thabiso regularly acts on behalf of clients in several languages. He is currently an editor of the Dutch mediation journal, Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Mediation en Conciliation and is a published author on the topic of international commercial law.


Illustrative Cases

Acting as counsel on behalf of a Dutch chemical producer in a dispute with a French firm over the take-over of an industrial facility. The arbitration was conducted under the NAI rules of arbitration and the seat of the arbitration was Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Acting on behalf of a Dutch multinational company in a dispute with a German semi-conductor manufacturer arising out of claims for design defects in special order industrial machinery. The arbitration was conducted under the rules of the Netherlands Metal Industry Council.

Acting as counsel on behalf of a Dutch dredging company in several disputes regarding land reclamation projects in Asia and the Middle East.


  • University of Leiden, Master in Dutch law (1997)
  • University of Leiden, Master in Political Science (1998)
  • Grotius Specialization Course, Netherlands en European Competition law (2004)


  • Dutch (Native Speaker)
  • Spanish (Fluent)
  • German (Fluent)
  • English (Fluent)


Author, "Nadere zelfregulering in de franchisebranche", Nederlands-Vlaams Tijdschrift voor Mediation en Conflictmanagement, Vol. 4, 2014.     

Author, "International Civil Fraud, Jurisdictional Comparisons - The Netherlands Chapter", Thomson Reuters, 2014.

Author, "Private Foundations World Survey - The Netherlands Chapter", Oxford University Press, 2013.

Author, "For a Fixed Price by a Fixed Date", Mainport Magazine (Port of Rotterdam Magazine), April 2011

Author, "Getting the Deal Through - Construction, Netherlands Chapter", Law & Business Research, 2010

Author, "Netherlands: Supreme Court Decision in Rosneft v. Yukos", Global Arbitration Review, Vol. 5, No. 4, 2010

Author, "Mediation in de rechtspraak: stand van zaken", Nederlands-Vlaams Tijdschrift voor Mediation en Conflictmanagement, Vol. 3, 2009

Author, "Netherlands: Dissenting Opinion Insufficient to Heal Flaw in Signing", Global Arbitration Review, Vol. 4, No.1, 2009

Co-Author, "Getting the Deal Through - Arbitration, Netherlands Chapter", Law & Business Research, 2009 & 2010

Co-Author, "Getting the Deal Through - Dispute Resolution, Netherlands Chapter", Law & Business Research, 2008 & 2009

Co-Author, “Trends in International Distribution Agreements: USA and the Netherlands”, Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Handelsrecht, January 2006.

Author, "Tot mediation verplichtende bepalingen in overeenkomsten: een vergelijking tussen Nederland en Duitsland", Tijdschrift voor Mediation, 2002.


Guest Lecturer University of Utrecht, International Commercial Law (2006 and 2007)

Speeches and Presentations:

Nederlandse Industrie voor Defensie en Veiligheid (NIDV) – BIZ Masterclass 2015 - Internationaal Contracting: managing and controlling risk (Ridderkerk, 15 January 2015)

International Bar Association – International Construction Projects Session: Analysis of Delay (Boston 2013)

Academie voor de Rechtspraktijk: Actualiteiten Civiel Bouwrecht – 13 October 2013

International Bar Association – International Construction Projects Session: Expert Evidence on Delay and Disruption (Dublin 2012)

Academie voor de Rechtspraktijk: leergang arbitrage – 30 November 2011

Funding and Managing Dispute Resolution Conference – Amsterdam, 22 September 2011

Torus: Mediation: Confidentiality and the Privilege of Non-Disclosure – Amsterdam, 15 April 2010