René Kiers, advocaat Pels Rijcken

René Kiers

Of counsel

René Kiers has been practising as a lawyer since 1981. He left as a partner on 1 October, but he will remain affiliated with the firm as a counsel. He represents the State and other governments and institutions in complex arbitrations and proceedings in the field of infrastructure. He also gives advice to these clients on public procurement. René is trusted legal advisor to several shipyards.

René studied Civil Law at Leiden University. René regularly acts as arbitrator and was a lecturer of postgraduate courses in Procurement Law at VU Amsterdam for many years. Last but not least, he is a trained mediator.


  • René Kiers is a giant among some very formidable international colleagues.”, Legal 500, 2021
  • Recommended lawyer, Legal 500, 2021
  • Recommended lawyer, Legal 500, 2020
  • Recommended Lawyer, Legal 500 2019
  • “Clients fully endorse practice head René Kiers”, Legal 500 2018