What the team is known for
Exceptional disputes team with an impressive array of commercial and financial litigation. Represents clients in class action damages claims and bankruptcy litigation. Advises blue-chip clients from the finance, energy and TMT sectors, in addition to governmental bodies. Further assists clients with international arbitration, acting on complex high-value contractual disputes before the ICC. Frequently represents clients in professional and directors' liability cases.
The firm's commitment to the customer is highlighted by clients, with one enthusing that the department is a "group of bright people with dedication for the client and the case."
Another client praises the team, saying: "Allen & Overy has provided an excellent and successful service."
Represented Pon's Automobielhandel in the EUR4.5 billion collective action claim launched against it by Stichting Volkswagen Car Claim.
Arnold Croiset van Uchelen
is esteemed by sources for his handling of disputes, one dubbing him "the gold standard in corporate and commercial litigation in the Netherlands."
Another interviewee enthuses: "He's not only an outstanding lawyer, he has great tactical skills and broad strategic insight into how to resolve matters."
He regularly undertakes cases for financial services clients relating to professional liability.
Described by interviewees as "an excellent litigator," Brechje van der Velden
often represents defendants in class action cases. Commentators highlight her collaborative manner, one saying that she "very easily gains the confidence of clients, but also of the opposing counsel."
Hilde van der Baan
is highly reputed among commentators for her arbitration practice, with one describing her as "an up-and- coming talent for arbitration."
She acts for multinationals on both domestic and cross-border arbitration proceedings.
Marieke van Hooijdonk
assists clients in sectors ranging from healthcare to media with arbitral matters. Clients praise her for her ability in cases of an international scope, one commending her "sound legal advice and strong knowledge of ICC arbitration."
Richard De Haan
advises on corporate and commercial litigation, often of a cross-border nature, with particular strength in representing media clients. His tenacity is observed by sources, one dubbing him a "fighter."
He also represents public sector clients in contentious matters.