Campbell Burns

Campbell is an Australian lawyer practising (international) commercial law and corporate law in the Netherlands. He is a lawyer (admitted in New South Wales, Australia), who has been practising in the Netherlands since 2019. Campbell’s knowledge of both Dutch law and Australian law puts him in a unique position to assist clients with cross-border matters.

Campbell is a member of Blenheim’s International Team, comprising foreign associates admitted in Germany, South Africa and Australia.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Campbell advises on, drafts and negotiates international commercial contracts, works on domestic and cross-border corporate transactions and advises on and represents clients in international commercial arbitration.

His specialisations include:

  • Corporate transactions / mergers / acquisitions 
  • Commercial contract law 
  • International dispute resolution / commercial arbitration 
  • Distribution law 
  • Agency law 
  • Regulatory compliance 

Campbell advises clients on both Dutch law and Australian law.

Track Record

Education and prior activities:

  • Law graduate from the University of New South Wales, Australia (Honours Class 1). 
  • Assisted Deputy State Coroner Harriet Grahame in the landmark 2019 New South Wales inquest into six deaths arising at music festivals. 

Notable matters include: 

  • Assisting a client with the expansion of its Dutch business networking concept to Asia through the establishment and roll-out of a franchising system.
  • Advising on, and assisting in the negotiations of, a multi-million dollar international agreement regarding the development and sale of machinery. 
  • Assisting in the representation of a client in arbitral proceedings under the NAI Arbitration Rules relating to a dispute regarding the interpretation of a commercial contract in light of Covid-19.
  • Advising a Dutch supplier on a multi-million-dollar distribution agreement with an American toys wholesaler.

MEMBERSHIPS

Campbell is a member of:

  • The Netherlands Arbitration Association’s young practitioners group NAI Jong Oranje.
  • The Young Arbitrators Forum of the International Chamber of Commerce.

LANGUAGES

Campbell is a native English speaker, but also has a working knowledge of Italian and Dutch.

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