Linklaters

Dispute Resolution Department

Netherlands
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What the team is known for

Compact team acting on corporate and financial services litigation. Active in competition litigation, frequently representing defendants in private damages claims. Also acts for defendant parties in class actions. Regularly works alongside the firm's offices across Europe to provide a cross-border approach to dispute resolution. Sectors of focus include financial services and media. Additional experience in contentious issues related to liquidation and bankruptcy.

Strengths

One client says that the lawyers provide "technically strong advice and a practical way of assisting us," adding: "They are responsive, available and committed."

Clients also highlight the "senior partner involvement, quick response times and high-quality legal advice."

Work highlights

Represented Air France in damages claims relating to its alleged involvement in the air cargo cartel.

Notable practitioners

Daniella Strik is admired for her "good eye for commercial issues and technical knowledge." She oversees significant financial sector disputes and regularly represents defendant parties in cartel damages claims. Strik also handles corporate disputes, representing Mediahuis in Enterprise Chamber proceedings brought by Talpa relating to the client's takeover of TMG.

Gerard Meijer is praised by clients for his "technical knowledge, effectiveness and the flexible timing of his service." He is also recognised for his "excellent knowledge of international arbitration and Dutch arbitration law," and isdescribed as a "careful strategist who plans for long-term issues." Meijer is a prominent figure in the Dutch arbitration community, acting on international enforcement proceedings as well as corporate and commercial arbitration. He joined Linklaters on June 1st 2019.