Conway & Partners -

Thabiso van den Bosch

Partner

vandenbosch@conway-partners.com

Thabiso van den Bosch is one of the founding partners of Conway. His legal career focuses on complex litigation as well as domestic and international arbitration both in the construction and offshore industry as well as the trade sector, amongst others regarding the construction of industrial plants, land reclamation projects, the sale of factories, as well as a variety of commercial disputes such as concerning the design and manufacturing of industrial machinery, industrial processes, new technologies as well as a variety of other commercial disputes. He is also involved in the drafting of contracts in these areas.

Mr. Van den Bosch’ practice also includes providing general business advice to clients including strategic advice aimed at avoiding corporate disputes. Furthermore, he has ample experience in corporate litigation procedures concerning shareholder and joint venture disputes, disputes in the board as well as between  different bodies of a company. He has an extensive trial experience in corporate disputes before the domestic courts (including the Enterprise Chamber of the Amsterdam Court of Appeals), as well as in domestic and international arbitration (NAI, ICC).

He has participated in a legal working group of the Netherlands Foundation for the Defense Industry and Security (NIDV) with respect to the assessment and renegotiation of general conditions for the purchase of goods and services applied by the Ministry of Defense. Moreover, he is also active in the field of mediation. He participates in the legal committee as well as a working group of the Netherlands Mediation Institute (now renamed into Netherlands Federation for Mediators), the latter concerning the implementation of the EU mediation directive in the Netherlands. Furthermore, he is also an editor of the Dutch-Flemish Journal on Mediation and Dispute Management. He is one of the founders and the secretary of the Netherlands’ Chapter of the Club Español de Arbitraje.

Affiliations

  • International Bar Association (IBA) – International Construction Projects Group
  • Association for Construction Law (Vereniging voor Bouwrecht)
  • Netherlands Foundation for the Defense Industry and Security (NIDV)
  • Dutch Arbitration Association (DAA)
  • Club Español de Arbitraje (CEA)
  • Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtbarkeit (DIS)

International Arbitration: represented a Dutch chemical producer in an NAI arbitration against French firm regarding the acquisition of an industrial facility. The seat of the arbitration was Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Aircraft: represented an aircraft manufacturer in a dispute with a foreign air force in connection with the purchase and maintenance of an aircraft, including an attachment.

International Arbitration: represented 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.

International Arbitration (ICC): acting as counsel on behalf of a Dutch dredging company in several disputes regarding land reclamation projects in Asia and the Middle East.

Construction: represented a US contractor in construction disputes concerning the construction of a desalination plant in the Caribbean.

Shareholder Dispute: acting on behalf of one of the two shareholder and directors of a trading company in a forced buy-out of the other shareholder.

Shareholder Dispute: advising an indirect shareholder in a dispute concerning the ownership of an oil refinery.

Wind Turbine: represented the manufacturer of wind turbines in a dispute concerning the ownership of the intellectual property regarding the design and the software.

Industrial Equipment and Power Generators: represented a manufacturer of industrial equipment and power generators in court litigation in a commercial dispute against the financing bank concerning a delivery to the Middle East.

Binding Advice: represented a contractor in a binding advice procedure against a railway contractor concerning a contract interpretation dispute in connection with the termination of the contract, followed by negotiations for compensation of damages.

Construction: acted in defense of a supplier in court litigation in relation to an accident at the construction site of a geothermal power plant.

Setting Aside Procedure: advised the owner of a hospital in relation to setting aside proceedings against an arbitral award rendered in connection to the expansion of the hospital.

Construction: advised a manufacturer of industrial equipment in a dispute concerning the manufacturing and installation thereof in a waste management facility and the alleged defects.

International Arbitration: handled multiple proceedings, including summary proceedings to obtain preliminary measures, in support of foreign international arbitrations.

Valuation of Shares: acting on behalf of a shareholder in a share valuation procedure.

NAI Arbitration: representing a former partner/shareholder in a tax firm in connection with the final financial settlement of the partnership.

Enterprise Chamber Proceedings: defending a holding company before the Enterprise Chamber of the Court of Appeal of Amsterdam against a request to impose measures and appoint a special investigator in connection with alleged mismanagement.

De mediationovereenkomst: recente rechtspraak vs. wetsvoorstel mediation / R.M.T. van den Bosch - In: Nederlands-Vlaams Tijdschrift voor Mediation en Conflictmanagement, Vol. 1, 2015.

Modernisering van de arbitragewetgeving / R.M.T. van den Bosch - In: Nederlands-Vlaams Tijdschrift voor Mediation en Conflictmanagement, Vol. 1, 2015.

ADR in Construction The Netherlands / R.M.T. van den Bosch - In: IBA International Construction Projects Committee, November 2014.

Nadere zelfregulering in de franchisebranche / R.M.T. van den Bosch - In: Nederlands-Vlaams Tijdschrift voor Mediation en Conflictmanagement, Vol. 4, 2014.

International Civil Fraud, Jurisdictional Comparisons / R.M.T. van den Bosch - In: The Netherlands Thomson Reuters, 2014.

Private Foundations World Survey - The Netherlands Chapter / R.M.T. van den Bosch - In: Oxford University Press, 2013.

For a Fixed Price by a Fixed Date / R.M.T. van den Bosch - In: Mainport Magazine (Port of Rotterdam Magazine), April 2011.

Getting the Deal Through - Construction, Netherlands Chapter / R.M.T. van den Bosch - In: Law & Business Research, 2010.

Netherlands: Supreme Court Decision in Rosneft v. Yukos / R.M.T. van den Bosch - In: Global Arbitration Review, Vol. 5, No. 4, 2010.

Mediation in de rechtspraak: stand van zaken / R.M.T. van den Bosch - In: Nederlands-Vlaams Tijdschrift voor Mediation en Conflictmanagement, Vol. 3, 2009.

Netherlands: Dissenting Opinion Insufficient to Heal Flaw in Signing / R.M.T. van den Bosch - In: Global Arbitration Review, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2009.

Getting the Deal Through - Arbitration, Netherlands Chapter / R.M.T. van den Bosch & N. O'Malley - In: Law & Business Research, 2009 & 2010.

Getting the Deal Through - Dispute Resolution, Netherlands Chapter / R.M.T. van den Bosch & N. O'Malley - In: Law & Business Research, 2008 & 2009.

Trends in International Distribution Agreements: USA and the Netherlands / R.M.T. van den Bosch & N. O'Malley - In: Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Handelsrecht, January 2006.

Tot mediation verplichtende bepalingen in overeenkomsten: een vergelijking tussen Nederland en Duitsland / R.M.T. van den Bosch - In: Tijdschrift voor Mediation, 2002.

  • Nederlandse Industrie voor Defensie en Veiligheid (NIDV) – BIZ Masterclass 2016 - International Contracting: managing and controlling risk (Veenendaal, 4 February 2016)
  • Nederlands Arbitrage Instituut (NAI) – The New Arbitration Act (Rotterdam, 11 June 2015)
  • Nederlandse Industrie voor Defensie en Veiligheid (NIDV) – BIZ Masterclass 2015 - International 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
  • Guest Lecturer University of Utrecht, International Commercial Law (2006 and 2007)

Practice areas

International Arbitration
Industrial Projects
Construction & Engineering
Manufacturing & Trade
Process Industry
Corporate & Corporate litigation

Education

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)

Languages

Dutch
English
German
Spanish