Hannah van Roessel

Hannah van Roessel


Director Enforcement & EMEA, Senior Legal Counsel

Hannah van Roessel is responsible for the investment (litigation and enforcement funding) requests under assessment at Omni Bridgeway’s Enforcement & EMEA team.

Hannah brings with her broad experience in the litigation funding industry, including managing active enforcement cases and securing recoveries in contested settings. She has significant hands-on experience with the cross-border recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards on the basis of the New York Convention in a large number of jurisdictions and especially against sovereigns and semi-sovereigns.

Before joining Omni Bridgeway in 2013, Hannah practised law with Dutch top-tier law firms Loyens & Loeff and NautaDutilh, where she specialised in litigation and international arbitration, and where she gained invaluable experience in related court proceedings regarding the recognition and setting aside of arbitral awards. 

Hannah holds a master’s degree in Private, Trade and Business Law from University of Maastricht, The Netherlands, and a master’s degree in International Trade Law from University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. She also received a diploma in international commercial arbitration from Queen Mary, University of London.

Hannah is fluent in Dutch, English and proficient in French.

  • Arbitration: An Insurance Policy - Insurance and Insured Claims in Arbitration. VI Annual Conference. Club Español del Arbitraje. February 2021.
  • The rise in requests for summary dismissal and what it means. GAR Interactive: Women in Arbitration. February 2021.
  • Practical and Economic Issues. Third Annual Conference on Enforcement of Arbitration Award. Boston. September 2019.
  • Litigation Funding Developments in the MENA Region. 2nd International Litigation Legal Conference. Dubai. March 2019.
  • Dispute resolution in big-scale construction projects: Financing litigation on big construction projects: The TPF insights. Belgian Chapter of the Club Español del Arbitraje Seminar. Brussels. February 2019.
  • Practical Hurdles to the Application of the New York Convention. Seville Conference 60 Years of the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards. Seville. April 2018.
  • Third Party Funding Seminar. Al Tamimi. Dubai. March 2018.
  • Monetization of Arbitral Awards. New York International Arbitration Club. New York. February 2018.
  • International Enforcement of Arbitral Awards. East African International Arbitration Conference. Kigali. September 2017.


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