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Baker McKenzie

Dispute Resolution

3 ranked lawyersBand 3NetherlandsEurope 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Respected team predominantly assisting defendants with domestic and cross-border commercial litigation. Skilled in handling cartel damages disputes, liability claims and post-M&A litigation for Dutch-based multinationals. Acts on contentious contractual matters and shareholder disputes. Offers additional experience in Supreme Court litigation. Utilises its strong global presence to advise clients on trade disputes relating to both export controls and sanctions.

Strengths

Clients commend the firm for its skill in multi-jurisdictional disputes, one saying that it "does an excellent job handling cases with an international element."

Another highlights the team's attentiveness, reporting that the team "is responsive and sticks to deadlines," and adds: "The team fully understood the situation quickly based on similar experiences."

Work highlights

Advised VolkerWessels's subsidiary Visser & Smit Hanab on a EUR20 million post-M&A dispute with Stedin.

Notable practitioners

Frank Kroes moves up in the rankings this year following strong client feedback, with one client reporting that he is "thoughtful, listens well and is responsive." His commercial acumen is observed by clients, one calling him "a very strong strategic thinker." His caseload features class action suits, cartel damages cases and professional liability claims for financial institutions, energy companies and technology companies.

Itse Oosterhoff assists domestic and multinational clients with shareholder disputes, product liability claims and cases concerning allegations of fraud. Clients value him for his attentiveness, one reporting that he "is extremely responsive."

Robert van Agteren undertakes corporate and commercial litigation, including post-M&A disputes, on behalf of a clientele drawn from the manufacturing, energy and private equity sectors.

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Netherlands

Dispute Resolution


Frank Kroes
Band 2
Itse Oosterhoff
Band 4
Robert J van Agteren
Band 3