Jackie van Haersolte-van Hof became Director General of the LCIA on 1 July 2014. Previously, she practised as a counsel and arbitrator in The Hague, at her GAR 100 boutique HaersolteHof.
She set up HaersolteHof in 2008 after three years as of counsel in the international arbitration group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Amsterdam. She was previously with Amsterdam firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek from 2000 to 2004, and before that Loeff Claeys Verbeke in Rotterdam, which she joined on her qualification in 1992.
She has sat as arbitrator in cases under the ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL rules, as well as those of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI). She has also arbitrated cases at the Royal Dutch Grain and Feed Trade Association and the Institute of Transport and Maritime Arbitration, both based in the Netherlands. She is on the ICSID roster of arbitrators and has sat on an ad hoc annulment committee.
She was also involved in setting up the arbitral process for the Claims Resolution Tribunal in Zurich, which analysed claims from Holocaust survivors over dormant accounts in Swiss banks.
She is a member of GAR’s editorial board.
Her 1992 PhD thesis on the application of the UNCITRAL rules by Iran-US Claims Tribunal was one of the first books to be published on the subject.