Simmons & Simmons LLP

Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Notable practice recognised for handling commercial, contractual and financial litigation, as well as international arbitration and construction and real estate disputes. Also represents clients in plaintiff cartel damages proceedings. Strong white-collar focus, acting on corporate criminal liability matters as well as individuals in relations to fraud charges. Key sectors include aviation, financial services and technology.

Strengths One client praises the firm's "solid, hands-on approach, responsiveness, good knowledge of procedures and ability to acquire specific case knowledge."

Another client also highlights the team's "hands-on mentality" as well as their "comprehensive and practical advice."

Work highlights Represented a board member of Achmea in a high-profile instance relating to fraud and criminal liability.

Notable practitioners

Bernard Verbunt is valued by clients for his "approachable, open and hands-on" style. His practice covers commercial and financial litigation as well as shareholder activism.

David Schreuders acts for both corporate clients and individuals on cross-border criminal matters. Sources describe him as a "smooth operator" and praise his ability to "defend the interests of his client."