Senior justice on the Court of Appeal of The Hague
Karin is a highly experienced Dutch judge. She was first appointed to the Court of Appeal of The Hague in 2001, and has been vice-president/senior justice since 2007. Previously, she sat as a judge on the District Court of the Hague (1995-2001). Her focus is on procedural law, including arbitration (e.g. setting-aside procedures), and commercial law. She has also adjudicated disputes regarding intellectual property rights (e.g. copyright claims). Her experience covers all aspects of legal proceedings (presiding over hearings, achieving settlements, drafting decisions etc.). She was appointed to the Arbitration Pool of CAfA in January 2020.
Before her career as a judge, Karin was a clerk at the Supreme Court and, before that, an attorney at the law firm Trenité van Doorne. During her time as an attorney, she worked with prof. dr. Albert Jan van den Berg, a global leading authority on arbitration law. She was an editorial secretary for the ‘Tijdschrift voor Arbitrage’ (arbitration law review) and has published articles on several topics. Karin is chairwoman of the Integrity Committee of the Court of Appeal in The Hague. She also chairs the Supervisory Board of the ‘Stichting Haags Kinderatelier’, a foundation concerned with educating children and young adults in art and cultural heritage.
Karin holds degrees from Leiden University School of Law (LL.M.) and New York University School of Law (LL.M.). Karin is also currently studying for a BA in Art History at Leiden University (propedeuse obtained in December 2018).