Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn N.V.

Dispute Resolution Department

Netherlands
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What the team is known for Enviable Supreme Court expertise supported by an increasingly strong commercial disputes practice. Represents multinational corporations in cross-border litigation relating to cartel damages, financial instruments and criminal cases. Sought after by local authorities and government bodies. Frequently advises clients on infrastructure litigation and post-M&A disputes.

Strengths One client describes a "very experienced team, quick and reliable" and adds that "the work is always of a high level and the team members are easily accessible."

Another lauds the team's strength, saying: "They are very experienced and you see that. They proactively come with their own ideas."

Work highlights Represented Daimler as defendant in cartel follow-on damages claims.

Notable practitioners

One client stresses that Hans van Wijk is "well known as one of the best Supreme Court lawyers in The Hague" and "delivers everything we need." His expertise covers advising private and public sector clients on disputes pertaining to tax and corporate transactions.

Karlijn Teuben acts for the Dutch state and public institutions on a range of human rights, financial and class action disputes. Clients report that she has "a very sharp legal mind."

According to clients, Willem Heemskerk is "a valuable sparring partner who is able to translate complex issues into practical and workable solutions." He advises defendants on cartel damages, class actions and Libor disputes. Other sources add that Heemskerk has "a flexible mind and is always able to think outside the box and come up with a solution."