Mathieu Raas

Mathieu Raas

Legal Director
Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.


Mathieu Raas is a legal director in our IP Tech & Commercial Contracts practice group. Mathieu has years of experience in high-value international litigation and arbitration, which he combines with highly pragmatic solutions. He has worked (on behalf of Baker McKenzie) for one and a half years as in-house counsel for a leading international e-commerce platform. 

Practice Focus

Mathieu advises on the impact of upcoming Dutch and EU regulations, negotiates contracts and coordinates the review of general terms and conditions (both business-to-business and business-to-consumer). He's a trusted advisor to the boards of various Dutch clients looking to enter new markets, develop new products and test strategies.

Together with the other members of our IP Tech & Commercial Contracts practice group, Mathieu is the first point of contact for early escalation of disputes where risk assessments and commercial solutions are critical. Mathieu was a member of Baker McKenzie Amsterdam's crisis team during the pandemic COVID -19.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Post-M&A and joint venture disputes
  • International distribution, agency, franchise and sales disputes
  • Arbitration and arbitration related court proceedings

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dutch Bar Association
  • Dutch Corporate Litigation Association
  • Dutch Society for Procedural Law
  • Netherlands Arbitration Institute


  • Amsterdam~Netherlands (2009)


  • Grotius Academy (Post-graduate course in International Contracting, cum laude) (2016)
  • Radboud University of Nijmegen (LLM, cum laude) (2008)
  • Rene Descartes University - Paris V (Various Master Subjects in French) (2007)


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Author, "A second term for setting aside proceedings in the Netherlands," Netherlands Arbitration Journal (TvA), August 2019
  • Author, "Enforcement strategies considered in Amsterdam," Global Arbitration Review, November 2018
  • Author, Dutch chapters of “The International Arbitration Yearbook,” Baker McKenzie, 2015-2010, 2016-2017, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019
  • Author, "Termination of fixed term agreements," Dutch Journal for Property Law (Maandblad voor Vermogensrecht), November 2014
  • Author, Dutch chapter of "The International Arbitration Review," Law Business Research, 2013
  • Author, "Franchise prognoses according to the Street-One judgment: liability in between the Paalman/Lampenier judgment and the Netherlands Franchise Code?" Dutch Journal for Contracting (Contracteren), September 2017
  • Author, "Lessons for lawyers and notaries acting for a public partnership company,” Dutch Journal for the Notary (JBN), May 2018