Founder, van Hooft
Annet van Hooft is an attorney and arbitrator focused on commercial law disputes, including IP law related disputes. She is an independent arbitrator and counsel based in Paris. She is also an art historian.
From 1997 until 2004 and from 2006 until 2018, Annet practiced at major U.S. and U.K. law firms in Brussels, New York and Paris. From 2004 until 2006, she was a Counsel at the ICC Court of Arbitration. In 2018, she decided to set up her own law firm to focus on her work as arbitrator.
She has served as arbitrator in a wide range of international commercial disputes, included IP law related disputes. She is a member of various professional associations such as the IBA, the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR and a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She was appointed to the original Arbitration Pool of CAfA in January 2020. In 2019, she obtained accreditation as a mediator from CEDR.
Annet is a former Vice-Chair of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, a co-chair of the Paris Bar Open Commission on International Arbitration and a Honorary President of the Bucharest International Arbitration Court (BIAC). She is the co-author of ‘Arbitrating under the 2012 ICC Rules: An Introductory User’s Guide’ (published by Kluwer Law International). In addition, Annet is a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe.
She has been recognized in ‘Who’s Who Legal Global for Arbitration’ in 2019 and 2020, as well as in ‘Who’s Who Legal France’ in 2019 and 2020. She has also been included in ‘Who’s Who Legal Arbitration Future Leaders’ in 2018, in the category ‘Partners’ and was listed among the 10 most highly regarded partners in Europe. In 2017, she won the ‘Best in Commercial Arbitration Award’ of the Euromoney Women in Business Law Awards (Europe).
Annet’s educational background includes: an LL.M. from the University of Michigan Law School (1997); an M.A. in Art History (Doctoraal), from Utrecht University (1996); and a J.D. (Meester in de Rechten) from Utrecht University (1995).
Jurisdiction: Belgium, U.S.A. and France