Eric van Ginkel

Eric van Ginkel, Mediator and Arbitrator

New York, New York 10001


Bankruptcy, Commercial, Contract, Copyright, Financial, Foreclosure, Intellectual Property, Partnership Disputes, Patent, Real Estate, Trademark



Eric van Ginkel is a mediator and arbitrator specialized in
domestic and international commercial dispute resolution. Mr. van Ginkel is an Adjunct Professor of Law

at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution of Pepperdine University School of Law, where he has

taught courses in “Alternative Dispute Resolution Survey”, “Arbitration”, “International Commercial

Dispute Resolution”, “International Investment Disputes”, “Introduction to the Legal Process,” and the

“Mediation Clinic” (in alphabetical order). Since 2007, Mr. van Ginkel also teaches a course in Advanced

Mediation at the Law School of City University of Hong Kong. In addition, he is one of the trainers in the

“Mediating the Litigated Case” seminar offered by the Straus Institute as a six-day course.

In 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 and again in 2010,
Los Angeles Magazine and Law and Politics Mediahonored him as one of a small group of "Super Lawyers" in Southern California in the “ADRArbitrator/Mediator” category.

From 1999 until 2006, Mr. van Ginkel was Counsel to the international law firm of Hughes Hubbard &

Reed LLP, in its Los Angeles office, as a member of the Arbitration and Intellectual Property Practice


Mr. van Ginkel is a member of the Board of the California Dispute Resolution Council. He is a member of

the Arbitration and Mediation Committees (Co-Editor of the Mediation Newsletter), and a past Senior

Vice-Chair of the Committee on Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law, of the International Bar

Association. He is also a past Chair of the Litigation Section’s ADR Committee of the State Bar of

California. In addition, he is a member of the Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Orange County Bar

Associations, and the Los Angeles and Orange County chapters of the Association of Business Trial

Lawyers and Federal Bar Association. He is a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators. Mr. van

Ginkel is a frequent speaker and trainer on subjects involving mediation and arbitration.


Mr. van Ginkel holds a Certificate in Dispute Resolution and a Master of Laws (LL.M.)

degree in International Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine

University School of Law. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Law School Negotiation Project. In

addition, he has attended numerous advanced training programs provided by the Straus Institute, the

American Arbitration Association, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution and the Federal and

State court systems.


Mr. van Ginkel has acted both as counsel and as arbitrator in numerous

arbitrations. He has mediated more than 350 cases. Mr. van Ginkel is an arbitrator and/or mediator for

the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration

(ACICA), the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR), the International Chamber

of Commerce (ICC), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the International Mediation

and Arbitration Center (IMAC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the National

Arbitration Forum (NAF) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). He serves on the

Panels of the U.S. District Court (Central District of California), the Los Angeles Superior Court and the

California Court of Appeal (Second Division).


With a background in both transactional and litigation law practices, Mr. van Ginkel has been negotiating

complex international and domestic corporate and business transactions for four decades, including joint

ventures, complex bio-technology transactions (including co-development and licensing deals), mergers

and acquisitions, commercial real estate developments (including residential, office and shopping center

developments), straight and syndicated loans, bank and trust matters, and intellectual property related

license and distribution agreements.

He acted as in-house counsel for almost ten years, and in that capacity, supervised the litigation of

numerous court cases in the member countries of the European Union. As mediator for the California

and Federal Courts, Mr. van Ginkel has mediated many tort cases, including automobile accidents, toxic

mold and environmental cases.

Eric van Ginkel, J.D., LL.M. - founded when he opened his private Arbitration and Mediation practice.  Eric and his wife Carol live in West Los Angeles.

When Eric is not arbitrating, mediating, teaching or blogging, he enjoys playing and listening to classical music, attending the theater with Carol, and practicing meditation and yoga.  Eric is a citizen of The Netherlands and is a permanent resident of the United States.  He often visits Amsterdam to give lectures and visit with family and friends.

11693 San Vincente Boulevard, Suite 908

Los angeles, CA 90049

Phone:  310-569-9505

Fax:      310-815-0255

Email:   [email protected]        

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