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Dispute Resolution Department

Netherlands
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What the team is known for

Growing litigation practice with recent experience in significant cross-border disputes. Also acts for clients on claimant class action matters and offers expertise in high-profile bankruptcy proceedings and directors' liability disputes. Clients include Dutch and international banking, insurance and energy companies.

Strengths

Clients describe the lawyers as "proactive, creative, pertinacious, assertive and client-oriented."

Another client draws attention to the firm's wealth of resources as a key asset: "Due to the size of the team and their flexibility, it is possible for them to always put the right lawyer forward in case of questions and need for assistance."

Work highlights

Acted for the bankruptcy trustees of Royal Imtech on proceedings against the liquidators of Imtech Nordic Group.

Notable practitioners

Clients describe Patrick Haas as a "calm and composed" lawyer, while others value his "responsive and thorough" approach.He focuses on corporate disputes, directors' liability and corporate governance. He assisted Labaton Sucharow with the incorporation of Stichting Volkswagen Car Claim as a non-profit foundation to represent car owners in claims against VW following the emissions scandal.