Provided by Loyens & Loeff
Loyens & Loeff has one of the largest litigation groups in the Dutch market focusing on six key areas:
Commercial litigation: advising and representing both national and multinational clients on commercial disputes, working closely with them to achieve a swift and effective conclusion. We have a strong track-record in litigation on cartel damages.
Corporate and financial Litigation: banking litigation, shareholders’ and joint-venture related disputes, directors’ liability, M&A litigation, corporate governance disputes and inquiry proceedings before the Enterprise Chamber.
Professional liability: we have particular expertise in handling professional liability cases for insurance companies and intermediaries in particular where it regards the professional liability of legal experts such as civil law notaries, attorneys and arbitrators.
(International) Arbitration: our specialists combine both proven expertise and knowledge to guide our clients through complex arbitration.
Corporate investigations: specialised in advising on and conducting investigations regarding, fraud, bribery and corruption, regulatory issues, tax issues, anti-trust violations, employment issues, privacy issues and cyber security.
Asset tracking and recovery: we have a team that specializes in (i) tracing, freezing and recovering assets in the Benelux as well as abroad, (ii) litigation to reclaim incurred damages and (iii) assisting clients regarding the position of the injured party in criminal proceedings.
Loyens & Loeff notably assists clients with commercial litigation, including shareholder and contractual disputes, as well as restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings. The law firm also acts for defendants on collective action claims, in addition to representing clients in real estate disputes, procurement litigation, product liability cases and criminal litigation. The team offers further expertise in arbitration mandates, particularly the enforcement and annulment of arbitral awards, as well as disputes under the NAI and SIAC rules.
Tom Claassens particularly assists clients with the enforcement or annulment of arbitral awards. He also represents clients in shareholder disputes and damages claims under a variety of arbitral rules, including NAI and SIAC rules. A client appreciates that Tom Claassens has the "ability to really connect and get the best out of people," adding that "his approach to the people he works with is such that they feel really comfortable sharing everything, which strengthens the case."
The "very talented" Mijke Sinninghe Damsté moves up in the rankings on the back of positive feedback, with one interviewee enthusing: "She is thoughtful, sharp and excellent in handling big cases in a well-organised setting." She frequently assists clients with bankruptcy or restructuring proceedings, as well as representing defendants in class actions.
Sidney Berendsen has a broad contentious practice, advising clients on commercial disputes, collective actions and inquiry proceedings. He often assists financial industry clients with disputes in the real estate sector.