DLA Piper LLP

Dispute Resolution Department

Netherlands
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What the team is known for Excellent financial services litigation practice with a growing focus on cross-border shareholder disputes. Acts for a number of leading national banks on liability claims and securities litigation. Advises both works councils and governing boards on corporate disputes and directors' liability proceedings. Intergamma and Abengoa are among the team's notable new clients.

Strengths Clients praise the "high-quality team," which is "value for money, client-oriented and practical" and offers "direct availability in case of urgency."

Another client adds: "The team shows excellent quality. They have perfect knowledge of the case file and of the discussion at hand."

Work highlights Advised CDC and its majority shareholder G Square on litigation against the former management and minority shareholders.

Notable practitioners

Ewald Netten principally focuses on contentious litigation in the financial sector. According to clients, "he sees the big picture as well as the details" and is a "good discussion partner with both clients and counterparties." He acted for ING on a EUR100 million liability claim brought by a group of trust companies.

Paul Hopman is managing partner of the firm's Amsterdam office. He focuses on financial and regulatory litigation and is described as an "expert in customer due diligence rulings." Clients appreciate that he "can easily bring the core technical legal arguments back to board level so that non-legal members can get to grips with the case."

Wouter de Clerck regularly assists clients with arbitration proceedings in the technology and energy sectors. Clients praise his "sharp mind and impressive knowledge of the case files."