What the team is known for
Leading practice covering the full breadth of dispute resolution options. Standout international arbitration offering, representing clients in the enforcement of arbitral awards, construction arbitration and investment treaty disputes. Boasts significant expertise in M&A and contractual disputes, cartel follow-on damages claims and Supreme Court litigation. Highly sought after for disputes in the energy and financial services sectors, as well as representing clients from the automotive sector.
One client enthuses that "the overall impression of the firm is that their performance is world-class in this line of work."
Another recommends the team for its tailored approach, recalling how "they put together expertise in a customised manner for each specific case."
Defended PACCAR and DAF group in a multi-jurisdictional claim for damages following a European Commission cartel case.
is highlighted by interviewees for his work defending clients in contentious matters, including commercial litigation and follow-on damages claims. Sources commend him for his personable style, one describing him as "really likeable and amiable,"
before adding: "He deals with clients well."
Bommel van der Bend
is acknowledged by sources for his track record in construction arbitration. He also represents clients in contractual and investment treaty arbitrations. He regularly acts for multinational energy clients, as well as state bodies.
assists clients from the energy, automotive and insurance sectors with domestic and cross-border litigation. Sources commend him for his capability in international disputes, one saying that he "has a good understanding of multi-jurisdictional litigation,"
before explaining: "He can align litigation in the Netherlands with precedent from other countries."
Harm-Jan de Kluiver
assists financial institutions with corporate litigation. Interviewees describe him as "a very smart strategic lawyer who is very experienced."
According to interviewees, Jan de Bie Leuveling Tjeenk "stands out"
for his Supreme Court work. He is particularly well placed to act for international energy clients in multi-jurisdictional conflicts. Commentators describe him as "a very good litigator and a smart guy with a good court presence."
represents energy sector clients in domestic and international arbitral matters, including annulment and enforcement proceedings. Interviewees enthuse: "He is a top arbitrator."
Leijten is also active in commercial litigation. Clients commend him for his overview of each case, one describing him as "very important in forming our strategy."