Allen & Overy LLP

Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Exceptional disputes team with an impressive array of commercial and financial 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 ICC. Frequently represents clients in professional and directors' liability cases.

Notable practitioners

Lauded as "a standout" and "major statesman in major litigation," Arnold Croiset van Uchelen is a leading figure in corporate and commercial disputes in the Netherlands. Praised by clients as "a very impressive lawyer with a great personal touch," he advises financial sector clients on disputes involving professional liability. He is also highly renowned for acting on shareholder and corporate disputes.

Brechje van der Velden represents a wide range of blue-chip finance clients in securities and bankruptcy litigation. She additionally acts for defendants in class action litigation.

Hilde van der Baan is "excellent at drafting writs and pleadings," according to clients, who also praise her commercial understanding. Focusing on arbitration, she represents clients in a range of ICC proceedings, including construction and contractual disputes.

Clients praise Marieke van Hooijdonk 's communication skills, noting that she "understands the complexities and makes them relatively simple for businesses to understand." Her practice focuses on international arbitration, where she represents clients in a range of construction and contractual disputes. Clients also describe her as a "very knowledgeable and client-focused lawyer" who is "a joy to work with."

Richard De Haan is held in high regard for his corporate and commercial litigation practice, as well as advising on professional liability and securities litigation. He acts for a number of multinational corporations, in addition to state bodies.