Peter Kamminga

Peter Kamminga is Associate Professor of Law at Amsterdam University in the Netherlands and a PON Postdoctoral Research Fellow, specializing in negotiation and contracting of complex infrastructure projects. In his current research Dr. Kamminga examines the influence of legal governance mechanisms on contracting and dispute resolution processes. He has a particular interest in the negotiation and contracting processes of stakeholders involved in infrastructure development and water projects. While at PON, he is also co-organizer of the Water Diplomacy workshop co-initiated by PON, MIT and TUFTS. In 2011 he was awarded a JAMS Weinstein Fellowship in recognition of his commitment to the constructive resolution of conflict internationally.

Dr. Kamminga earned a LLB, JD, LL.M. and a Ph.D. studying at Dutch, Belgian, American and German universities. Dr. Kamminga is a research affiliate at Stanford University (Gould Center) and UC Hastings College of the Law. He has published multiple articles and co-authored books on claim-handling, contracting and cooperation, negotiation and dispute resolution, and access to justice. Dr. Kamminga has developed and taught several courses both in the US and in Europe on complex negotiation, international mediation, contracts, and construction law.

In addition to his academic career, Dr. Kamminga has been an in-house counsel and legal advisor at the Netherlands leading law firm ‘De brauw’, advising on arbitration cases and complex settlement cases. Dr. Kamminga is consulting with IICC and is a trained mediator. He has carried out several studies for the Dutch Ministry of Justice, the insurance industry, and the construction industry.


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