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Global Netherlands Dispute Resolution

The Dispute Resolution rankings table below has been designed to provide the most in-depth insights and reviews of the top ranked lawyers and law firms. The firms included in our rankings have been recommended by in-house counsel, other third-party experts and private practice lawyers. Our comprehensive research ensures you have all the information needed when looking to purchase legal services across Netherlands.

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Band 1
  1. Allen & Overy LLP
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    Allen & Overy LLP
    Dispute Resolution
    2023 | Band 1 |
    Allen & Overy is an exceptional disputes team handling an impressive array of commercial and financial litigation. The law firm represents clients in class action damages claims and bankruptcy litigation. It advises blue-chip clients from the finance, energy and TMT sectors, in addition to governmental bodies. The team further assists clients with international arbitration, acting on complex, high-value contractual disputes before the ICC.
  2. De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
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    De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
    Dispute Resolution
    2023 | Band 1 |
    De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek is a market-leading dispute resolution practice, advising clients on high-profile, cross-border disputes, including those involving China. The firm is highly regarded for its work defending clients in mass damages claims and liability disputes. The team offers notable expertise in the enforcement of arbitral awards and other judgments. The law firm represents clients in expropriation disputes and commercial and financial litigation, as well as acting for NGOs on public law disputes. The firm's lawyers are experienced in handling disputes under a number of arbitral rules, including those of ICSID, ICC and UNCITRAL, as well as being particularly active in energy sector arbitration.
  3. Stibbe
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    Stibbe
    Dispute Resolution
    2023 | Band 1 |
    Stibbe is one of the top law firms in the Dutch market for class actions and damages claims, predominantly representing the defendants. The firm is also popular with clients from the energy, banking, insurance and telecommunications industries for advice on high-profile disputes. The team is highly regarded for assisting with post-M&A disputes and cases concerning liability in bankruptcy proceedings. Stibbe boasts lawyers with notable experience in arbitration, including under ICC rules, and works closely with the firm's well-regarded white-collar crime and corporate investigations practice to advise on allegations of money laundering.
  4. Houthoff
    Dispute Resolution
    2023 | Band 1
  5. NautaDutilh
    Dispute Resolution
    2023 | Band 1
  6. Pels Rijcken
    Dispute Resolution
    2023 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Clifford Chance LLP
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    Clifford Chance LLP
    Dispute Resolution
    2023 | Band 2 |
    Clifford Chance has a notable litigation practice, representing clients in a range of contentious cases. The law firm has a particular focus on corporate litigation and shareholder disputes, as well as advising clients on contentious bankruptcy proceedings, including issues relating to liability. The team also handles financial litigation and taxation disputes and defends clients in collective actions. In addition, team members have experience handling investment arbitration cases and setting-aside procedures for arbitral awards.
  2. Evers Soerjatin
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    Evers Soerjatin
    Dispute Resolution
    2023 | Band 2 |
    Evers Soerjatin is one of the leading Dutch law firms for advising plaintiffs and litigation funders on collective action damages claims. The law firm also has a strong focus on commercial litigation, representing clients in shareholder disputes. In addition, the team advises on bankruptcy and expropriation proceedings, D&O liability and financial litigation.
  3. Loyens & Loeff
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    Loyens & Loeff
    Dispute Resolution
    2023 | Band 2 |
    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 and D&O liability cases. The team offers further expertise in arbitration mandates, particularly the enforcement and annulment of arbitral awards, as well as disputes under the ICC and SIAC rules.
  4. BarentsKrans
    Dispute Resolution
    2023 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. AKD
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    AKD
    Dispute Resolution
    2023 | Band 3 |
    AKD undertakes notable activity representing plaintiffs in class action damages claims. The firm also handles a range of commercial litigation, including shareholder disputes. Additionally, the team advises clients on product liability cases and liability disputes in bankruptcy proceedings. Team members have experience acting for clients on ICC arbitrations.
  2. 3
    Baker McKenzie
    Dispute Resolution
    2023 | Band 3 |
    Baker McKenzie has a strong commercial litigation practice, advising clients on shareholder disputes, joint venture disputes and franchising issues. The law firm also represents clients in class actions and follow-on damages proceedings. The team acts on construction litigation and energy sector disputes, as well as product liability cases. Team members have experience in arbitration proceedings.
  3. DLA Piper Nederland
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    DLA Piper Nederland
    Dispute Resolution
    2023 | Band 3 |
    DLA Piper has a notable focus on contentious cases concerning directors' and officers' liability. The law firm additionally represents clients in financial disputes, shareholder disputes and construction litigation. The lawyers also advise clients on follow-on damages and class actions. Team members have experience in NAI and ICC arbitrations.
  4. Lemstra Van der Korst
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    Lemstra Van der Korst
    Dispute Resolution
    2023 | Band 3 |
    Lemstra Van der Korst is well known for representing clients in liability disputes, particularly as part of bankruptcy proceedings. The law firm also acts for both defendants and plaintiffs on class action and follow-on damages claims. The team provides further experience in investment litigation, commercial and shareholder disputes, environmental cases and litigation concerning technology and data protection issues.
  5. Linklaters
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    Linklaters
    Dispute Resolution
    2023 | Band 3 |
    Linklaters often defends clients in high-profile class actions and liability litigation, as well as representing clients in arbitration under a number of rules, including those of UNCITRAL, SIAC and the NAI. The law firm advises on investment arbitration, in addition to setting-aside and enforcement proceedings. The team has additional expertise in financial disputes, commercial litigation and construction cases. Clients benefit from the firm's large network of offices for assistance with multi-jurisdictional mandates.
  6. Van Doorne
    Dispute Resolution
    2023 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Florent
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    Florent
    Dispute Resolution
    2023 | Band 4 |
    Florent often represents clients in directors' and officers' liability proceedings as part of bankruptcy disputes. The law firm also has a notable focus on commercial litigation, acting for clients on shareholder disputes and contractual cases. In addition, the team assists with construction litigation, financial disputes and criminal cases. The firm advises clients on the enforcement of arbitral awards and represents defendants in class action claims.
  2. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
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    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Dispute Resolution
    2023 | Band 4 |
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is known for defending clients in follow-on damages claims and class actions. The law firm also has a strong reputation for handling commercial litigation, advising on post-M&A litigation. The team additionally acts on product liability and real estate litigation, as well as assisting with the enforcement and annulment of arbitral awards.
  3. Lexence
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    Lexence
    Dispute Resolution
    2023 | Band 4 |
    Lexence is particularly active in commercial litigation, including representing clients in shareholder and contractual disputes. The law firm also acts for clients on liability cases, as well as mismanagement proceedings. The team has additional experience in financial disputes, insolvency proceedings and criminal litigation.
  4. Stek
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    Stek
    Dispute Resolution
    2023 | Band 4 |
    Stek frequently advises clients on commercial litigation, including contractual disputes and contentious cases involving M&A transactions and joint venture agreements. The law firm also acts for claims funders, defendants and third parties on follow-on damages cases and class actions. The team has additional experience representing clients in criminal cases.
  5. bureau Brandeis
    Dispute Resolution
    2023 | Band 4
  6. Wijn & Stael
    Dispute Resolution
    2023 | Band 4
  7. Ysquare
    Dispute Resolution
    2023 | Band 4