About Erik Koster

Erik Koster is a attorney-at-law and partner at AKD. He advises and litigates in the field of corporate law and general contract law. He not only has experience with litigation in courts of the first instance and appeal courts, but also with complex arbitration proceedings before various institutes, including the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) and the Netherlands Arbitration Institute [Nederlands Arbitrage Instituut] (NAI). Often these are arbitration proceedings with an international component.

Clients appreciate the way in which Erik quickly gets to the heart of a matter. He has eye for the various interests that exist in any legal dossier. Frequently it is not just commercial interests that play an important role but also, for example, the reputation of clients, or the interest of the relationship with the counterparty. Erik is pragmatic and realistic. His approach is intended to bring disputes to an end.

Erik is co-author of the Sdu Commentary on the statutory dispute settlement procedure [Sdu Commentaar op de wettelijke geschillenregeling]. He also regularly gives guest lectures.

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More about

  • Tilburg University: International & European Law 
Admitted to bar
  • The Netherlands
Legal practice areas the Netherlands Bar’s register

Erik Koster has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):


  • Civil procedural law


Based on this registration, Erik is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.

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AKD appoints three new partners

12 Jun 2018 | News

AKD has appointed Laura de Jong, Erik Koster and Vivian van der Kuil as partners.

AKD’s corporate law practice reinforced with Erik Koster

05 Sep 2016 | News

Among other things Erik works on corporate law disputes.