Evers Soerjatin

Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Growing dispute resolution boutique dedicated to corporate litigation. Expertise includes shareholder and management disputes and liability cases. Also strong in handling inquiry proceedings. Clients hail from the insurance, financial services and entertainment industries. Significant new clients include Inashco.

Strengths The team is "very effective and strong," according to clients, who also praise the department's "strategic and analytical skills and good network of skilled lawyers."

One client adds: "The team combines resourceful, dedicated and accurate litigators."

Work highlights Represented Franklin Templeton Investments in relation to PPG's attempted takeover of AkzoNobel.

Notable practitioners

Ellen Soerjatin is "extremely focused, capable and very realistic in her advice," and is praised for her "keen eye on the various interests at play." She focuses on corporate dispute resolution, recently assisting a group of shareholders of Intergamma in opposition to Intergamma's proposed governance restructuring following its acquisition by CRH.

Marcel Evers is praised for his "great combination of technical skills and pragmatic, solution-oriented approach" and is described as a litigator who "inspires confidence because he has a depth of relevant knowledge." He principally focuses on shareholder disputes, inquiry proceedings and cartel damage claims.

Stein van Thiel represents clients in inquiry proceedings and shareholder disputes. He acted for Mitralis on proceedings before the Enterprise Chambers against shareholders regarding fundamental changes to the company's governance structure. Clients value his "understanding of the total picture."