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Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for

Established litigation practice with significant expertise in acting for claimant groups on class actions and cartel follow-on damages claims. Also active on commercial disputes, representing clients in shareholder disputes, contractual litigation and post-M&A disputes. Advises on bankruptcy disputes and professional liability litigation.

Strengths

Clients emphasise the team's skill in cross-border disputes, one calling it "fully equipped to deal with complicated multinational litigation."

Another extols the firm for its "very good understanding of enforcement proceedings in EU states."

Work highlights

Advised Stichting Volkswagen Car Claim on a EUR4 billion collective redress claim against Volkswagen.

Notable practitioners

Patrick Haas assists a clientele drawn from sectors as disparate as automotive and banking with cartel cases, liability claims and financial disputes. Sources recognise his work acting for plaintiffs on class action cases.

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Overview

AKD boasts an extensive team comprising dozens of lawyers who excel at resolving business disputes. Our preference is to prevent disputes altogether or nip them in the bud. In the event legal action cannot be avoided, we will gladly assist you in court, in arbitrations or in mediations.

AKD advises and litigates on every possible dispute involving corporate law, including shareholders’ disputes, disputes between joint venture partners, inquiry procedures, corporate governance and participation disputes, group liability and directors’ and officers’ liability issues.

Our lawyers have considerable experience handling takeover disputes, commercial disputes and financial disputes and AKD regularly represents consumer groups, investors or companies in class action lawsuits. Our specialists also frequently assist independent professionals, such as doctors, accountants and tax consultants, who are being held liable for professional errors. In these cases, our services are often sought by the insurer with whom the professional concerned has taken out insurance.

Members

Haas, Patrick (Head of Department)

Aerts, Ward

Collard, Bas

de Roy van Zuidewijn, Barend

den Haan, Pieter

Dessing, Jurriaan

Evers, Martijn

Fechner, Michiel

Gasseling, Lex

Goethals, Marc

Groeneveld, Nadine

Hekman, Thijs

Hendrix, Sander

Kleywegt, Jeffrey

Koster, Erik

Kromhout, Jan

Kuypers, Pieter

Littooij, Mark

Luijten, Jeanette

Moolenaar, Sebastiaan

Mutsaers, Barbara

Nieuwesteeg, Wouter

Reznitchenko, Andre

Rinnooy Kan, Edmond

Schat, Lotte

Sehdou, Gracia

Smit, Romy

Spijker, Annemieke

Tuijn, Eliana

van de Rakt, Jaap

van den Muijsenbergh, Winfried

van der Houven van Oordt, Haco

van der Meché, Jos

van der Valk, Taco

van Loon, Alexandra

van Vugt, Robert

Vergouwen, Guido

Verkerk, Barend

Wanders, Gijs

Welten, Paul

Dispute Resolution

AKD

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Location

Wilhelminakade 1 (Maastoren)

Rotterdam

South Holland

Netherlands

3072 AP

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Dispute Resolution


Patrick Haas
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