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BarentsKrans

Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for

BarentsKrans boasts a strong claimant-side practice in damages disputes and class action cases. The law firm is also particularly active in commercial litigation, representing clients in contractual disputes and shareholder disputes, as well as in financial litigation. The team has notable experience advising bondholders and stakeholders on expropriation claims. Team members are noted for their ability to handle Supreme Court litigation.

Strengths

A client stresses that the firm's lawyers "have a deep knowledge of the law and the system."

Another client comments that "BarentsKrans provides clear guidance on the matter and the writs are well written."

Work highlights

Acted for Claims Funding Europe on its compensation claim against the members of the air cargo cartel.

Notable practitioners

Martijn van Maanen has a strong focus on claimant side matters, frequently assisting clients with damages claims arising out of competition investigations. An interviewee describes him as "a very good, skilled lawyer" and adds that he has been "responsible for some very good results in competition cases."

One client particularly appreciates Rieme-Jan Tjittes for his ability to "explain complex things in plain English." He represents clients before the Dutch Supreme Court in a range of disputes, including multi-jurisdictional matters and criminal cases. Rieme-Jan Tjittes is also known for his work in commercial litigation and arbitration matters.

William Schonewille is particularly known for his work on financial sector disputes, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in compensation claims.

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Overview

BarentsKrans belongs to a select group of firms with a traditionally large and highly regarded cassation practice. The Supreme Court litigation lawyers advise lawyers and their clients and conduct cassation proceedings covering the entire field of civil law. The firm has been involved in numerous landmark cases and continues to get cases and clients from law firms like Loyens & Loeff, Freshfields, Linklaters, JonesDay and Allen & Overy.

The firm’s corporate and commercial litigation specialists are recognised as leaders in their respective fields. The team is attracting many high profile cases as a result of excellent working relations with many international and national litigation funders. They advise and represent national and international clients in court proceedings and arbitration. The firm is involved in some of the most prominent international commercial and corporate disputes pending in the Netherlands, including cartel damages litigation.

The firm has a number of recognised specialists in (international) contract law, who act for companies and clients throughout the life cycle of a commercial contract: from the negotiation stage throughout the contract termination. In the past year, the team on commercial contracts has seen a significant growth in cases and clients.  Additionally, the team also advises renowned law firms that need extra expertise in the field of (international) contract law.


Members

Schonewille, William (Head of Department)

Tjittes, Rieme-Jan (Head of Department)

van Maanen, Martijn (Head of Department)

Boom, Hugo

de Mol, Roeland

de Wit, Matthijs

Hoeksema, Lennart

Hoyer, Tom

Mulder, Rachel

Roos, Robert-Jan

Schakenbos, Jorick

Tetelepta, Jocelynn

van Dam, Sebastiaan

van den Boorn, Robert

van der Beek, Maartje

van der Ploeg, Annelies

van Es, Celine

van Rest, Marjolein

Vreede, Stephanie

Zaccà, Serena

Dispute Resolution

BarentsKrans

firm
Location

Lange Voorhout 3

The Hague

South Holland

Netherlands

2514 EA

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Netherlands

Dispute Resolution


Martijn van Maanen
Band 3
William Schonewille
Band 4

Dispute Resolution: Supreme Court Litigation


Rieme-Jan Tjittes
Band 2