Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Specialist disputes team noted for its expertise in Supreme Court litigation. Particular focus on plaintiff competition disputes, regularly acting for litigation bodies on multiparty proceedings in cartel damages claims. Also experienced handling international insolvency proceedings, contractual litigation and shareholder disputes.

Strengths One client says: "The BarentsKrans team uses resources efficiently," and adds: "We have very good co-operation and no barrier in communication."

Sources additionally draw attention to the firm's "hands-on mentality."

Work highlights Acted for several hundred companies on compensation claims against members of the Air Cargo Cartel.

Notable practitioners

Martijn van Maanen is well known for plaintiff cartel follow-on damages litigation and liability litigation. He defended Bank of Indonesia against claims initiated by trustees of its Dutch subsidiary, Indover Bank, in connection with the bank's collapse in 2008. Clients describe him as a "formidable advocate who provides sensible, pragmatic advice based on a wealth of experience."

Rieme-Jan Tjittes is a highly reputed Supreme Court practitioner and a "household name in contract litigation." Clients describe him as "hands-on, practical" and "always able to find new angles in the legal debate."

William Schonewille is valued for his "comprehensive knowledge," as well as his "intellectual and very hands-on" approach. He focuses on financial litigation, acting on behalf of both consumers and financial institutions.