BarentsKrans

Dispute Resolution Department

Netherlands
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What the team is known for Impressive litigation team with particular strength representing clients in the Supreme Court. Notable activity for claimants on cartel follow-on damages claims, contractual disputes and bankruptcy cases. Experienced assisting with cases pertaining to shareholder disagreements and post-M&A disputes. Also acts for clients on arbitration matters, including the enforcement of arbitral awards.

Strengths Clients acknowledge the department for its collaborative approach, one reporting that its "very good communication with the counterparty's lawyer is very helpful."

Interviewees particularly highlight the firm's work on behalf of plaintiffs.

Work highlights Represented Macedonian Thrace Brewery in claims for damages following findings of abuse of dominance by Heineken.

Notable practitioners


Martijn van Maanen
is acknowledged by commentators for advising claimants on cartel follow-on damages claims, one characterising him as "well known for collective redress." He is also active in bankruptcy proceedings and shareholder disputes.


Rieme-Jan Tjittes
is a well-regarded Supreme Court practitioner, advising clients from the financial services sector. Commentators highlight his skill in contractual disputes, one reporting that he is "an encyclopedia of contract law" and adding: "It is a pleasure to work with him."


William Schonewille
regularly undertakes high-profile shareholder disputes and compensation claims. Commentators acknowledge his activity in conflicts relating to the financial services sector, one calling him "strong in financial litigation."