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Dispute Resolution
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Provided by Jan Willem de Groot

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Jan Willem specialises in corporate and commercial litigation, with a particular focus on transaction-related disputes, shareholders' disputes, Enterprise Chamber proceedings and liability claims.

He represents corporates, and national and international investment companies in complex proceedings often involving multiple jurisdictions. Jan Willem led Houthoff's litigation teams in the multi-billion dollar takeover dispute Elliott/AkzoNobel and the multi-billion dollar Oi restructuring case. He is currently leading the AlbaniaBEG/Enel and the Raga litigation teams.

Jan Willem is also part of a multidisciplinary team with experts in corporate governance and regulatory and corporate litigation, carrying out governance stress tests to improve and reinforce governance practices. Read more about the governance stress test.

Jan Willem is a member of Houthoff's International Board. The International Board coordinates the firm's close relationships with leading independent law firms around the world.

He is a lecturer at the Law Firm School (LFS), and a member of the Dutch Corporate Litigation Association and the Dutch Association for Procedural Law. Jan Willem also frequently publishes and speaks on topics related to corporate litigation.

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Dispute Resolution - Netherlands
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Band 3

Jan Willem de Groot has a strong focus on corporate disputes, particularly post-M&A litigation and joint venture cases. He also assists clients with shareholder disputes and the enforcement of awards. One interviewee reports that he is "creative, very dedicated to the client and the client's interest, and highly responsive and proactive."

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