What the team is known for
Highly regarded team offering a full breadth of disputes coverage and featuring several high-profile Supreme Court lawyers. Represents defendants in high-profile class actions. Sought after for commercial disputes, such as hostile takeovers, joint ventures and post-M&A disputes. Particularly esteemed for international arbitration cases, including the enforcement of arbitral awards. Acts alongside the firm's market-leading restructuring and insolvency team on contentious bankruptcy matters and collaborates with the firm's corporate investigations team on criminal law cases.
Sources acknowledge the firm's prowess in cases of a cross-border scope, one saying that "they are prepared to explain how the law applies, and how the process is in the Netherlands and Europe, helping counsel from other jurisdictions to understand their views and adapt."
A client recognises the practice for its scope, saying that "the performance is always excellent, both in terms of legal advice as well as understanding of any risk."
Advised Petrobras on a high-stakes securities class action claim submitted by Stichting Petrobras Compensation Foundation following allegations of fraud at Petrobras.
advises clients on competition follow-on damages claims and class action cases in the energy sector, often with a strong cross-border aspect. He is also recognised by commentators for his expertise in procedural law. A client reports: "He is very commercial and cuts quickly to the heart of relevant issues."
Bart van der Wiel
is well-versed in Supreme Court litigation, often on behalf of financial institutions. He is also adroit in corporate litigation, including joint venture disputes, before the Supreme Court. Clients praise his commitment, one asserting that he "stands out as a Supreme Court litigator and really goes the necessary extra mile to win the case."
represents a diverse clientele of energy companies and financial institutions in arbitration proceedings at various levels, including before the ICC and UNCITRAL. Clients commend him for his courtroom presence, saying that "his oral advocacy is very well structured, credible and convincing."
Jan Willem de Groot
moves up in the rankings this year following glowing client feedback for his advocacy skills, with one saying that "he is creative and a very good pleader."
He is well practised in corporate litigation, with a particular focus on post-M&A disputes. Clients also highlight his "strategic thinking and analytical skills."
acts for a varied clientele, including both international energy companies and foreign states, on high-stakes cross-border arbitral matters. Market commentators highlight her specialism in international arbitration proceedings involving investor states.
is highly reputed among sources for his experience in contentious cases, one referring to his "longstanding reputation and track record of high performance."
He is well placed to assist with disputes concerning arbitral awards and litigation involving foreign states.