Roderik (1983) is specialized in dispute resolution in the area of business law and the law of obligations with ten years of experience in the Netherlands and throughout the Dutch Caribbean (Aruba, Curacao, St. Maarten, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba). He studied at the Leiden University (LL.B. and LL.M.) and the Free University of Amsterdam (LL.M.) (with highest honors).

Roderik van Hees


Roderik assists, inter alia, local and international banks, multinational corporations, oil and shipping corporations and wealthy private individuals. He has broad experience in complex, often cross-border commercial (trade) disputes, stockholder disputes, directors’ liability, inquiry proceedings, the imposition and lifting of attachments and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, often in association with American and British attorneys-at-law.

Roderik publishes in professional magazines on a regular basis, mainly in the fields of international private law and procedural law. He was a vice president and treasurer of the Amsterdam Young Bar Association and is a member of the International Young Lawyers Association (AIJA).

Roderik started as an associate at VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne in 2015, where he was soon promoted to senior associate.

Recent experience

  • The representation of the managing director of Dutch housing association Vestia in a EUR 2 billion liability claim before the Dutch courts and in the parliamentary inquiry regarding housing associations; 
  • Acting in various proceedings before several Dutch legal authorities against the Dutch State in relation to the expropriation of SNS REAAL stockholders; 
  • Successfully assisting various clients in multi-million dollar disputes regarding Venezuelan state oil corporation PDVSA (throughout the Dutch Caribbean), including the government of Curacao, in its efforts to partially lift the much-discussed prejudgment attachments of ConocoPhillips on PDVSA assets in order to secure the local oil supply;
  • Regaining control for a client over two Curacao legal persons with considerable assets overseas, which legal persons had been ‘hijacked’ by a third party;
  • Acting as counsel for the Public Prosecutor’s Office (Openbaar Ministerie) in civil inquiry proceedings into the affairs of the St. Maarten Port Authority and its subsidiaries.