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Europe Netherlands Dispute Resolution

The work covers the full course of a dispute such as pre-trial negotiations, documentation and preparation for trial, summary judgement motions, trial, appeals and enforcement proceedings. Priority is given to mandates that result in litigation / alternative dispute resolution, rather than to advisory or preparatory work. The work should include commercial disputes, arbitration and white-collar crime (in some jurisdictions this is a separate section or subsection). In jurisdictions where there are also separate rankings for more specific areas of litigation (e.g. IP, construction etc.) work relating to these areas will be primarily considered in these more specific areas rather than in the general Dispute Resolution table.

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Band 1
  1. De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
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    De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek is a market-leading dispute resolution practice, advising clients on high-profile, cross-border disputes, often involving Russia or 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 handling disputes under a number of arbitral rules, including ICSID, ICC and UNCITRAL, as well as being particularly active in energy sector arbitration.
  2. Houthoff
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    Houthoff
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    Houthoff is one of the leading firms in the Netherlands for defending clients in class actions and damages claims. The law firm also handles a number of high-value commercial disputes, including post-M&A and joint venture litigation, as well as shareholder disputes. The team boasts a number of lawyers with notable experience handling contentious matters before the Supreme Court. Houthoff further assists clients with enforcement proceedings, real estate disputes, financial litigation, insurance litigation and liability issues in bankruptcy cases. Additionally the firm handles a number of cross-border arbitrations involving expropriation and arbitral award issues. The lawyers often act on cases under the NAI, ICC and ICSID rules.
  3. NautaDutilh
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    NautaDutilh
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    NautaDutilh is a Benelux firm with a leading presence in the enforcement and setting aside of arbitral awards. The law firm is also highly regarded for handling investment and construction arbitrations, as well as disputes under the ICC rules. NautaDutilh is also esteemed for its litigation practice, representing clients in class actions and commercial cases, including post-M&A and shareholder disputes. The team also advises clients on financial litigation, damages claims and liability cases. The firm's lawyers are experienced in Supreme Court disputes.
  4. Pels Rijcken
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    Pels Rijcken
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    Pels Rijcken has an outstanding reputation for advising clients from the public sector and for representing clients before the Supreme Court. Recently the law firm has advised on a number of high-profile environmental disputes and human rights cases. The team defends clients in several major mass damages claims and class action proceedings. The lawyers in the team have notable expertise in disputes in a range of areas, including liability, tax litigation, bankruptcy proceedings, commercial disputes and financial litigation. In addition to the firm's impressive litigation matters, the team also represents clients in ICSID arbitrations.
  5. Stibbe
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    Stibbe
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    Stibbe is one of the top law firms on 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 LCIA rules, and works closely with the firm's well-regarded white-collar crime and corporate investigations practice to advise on allegations of money laundering.
  6. Allen & Overy LLP
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. BarentsKrans
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    BarentsKrans
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    BarentsKrans boasts a strong claimant-side practice in damages disputes and class action cases. The law firm is also particularly active in commercial litigation, representing clients in contractual disputes and shareholder disputes, as well as in financial litigation. The team has notable experience advising bondholders and stakeholders on expropriation claims. Team members are noted for their ability to handle Supreme Court litigation.
  2. Clifford Chance LLP
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    Clifford Chance LLP
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    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 around 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.
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    Evers Soerjatin
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 5 Years Ranked
    Evers Soerjatin is one of the leading Dutch firms for advising plaintiffs and litigation funders on collective action damages claims. The law firm also has a strong focus on commercial litigation matters, representing clients in post-M&A litigation, shareholder disputes and contractual cases. In addition, the team advises on bankruptcy and expropriation proceedings, D&O liability and financial litigation.
  4. 2
    Lemstra Van der Korst
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 11 Years Ranked
    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 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. Loyens & Loeff
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    Loyens & Loeff
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    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.
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Band 3
  1. AKD
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    AKD
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 8 Years Ranked
    AKD moves up in the rankings on the back of a strong work portfolio, with notable activity representing plaintiffs in class action damages claims. The firm also handles a range of commercial litigation, including contractual and shareholder disputes. Additionally, the team advises clients on product liability cases and liability disputes in bankruptcy proceedings. Team members have experience acting for clients in ICC and NAI arbitrations.
  2. DLA Piper Nederland
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    DLA Piper Nederland
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    DLA Piper has a notable focus on contentious cases concerning directors' and officers' liability. The law firm additionally represents clients in financial disputes and anti-money laundering matters. Team members have experience in NAI and ICC arbitrations. The lawyers also advise clients on shareholder disputes, construction litigation and class actions.
  3. Linklaters
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    Linklaters
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 11 Years Ranked
    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 UNCITRAL, SIAC and NAI. The law firm also 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.
  4. Van Doorne
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    Van Doorne
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    Van Doorne has notable activity in commercial litigation and arbitration proceedings, representing clients in franchising disputes, shareholder litigation and contentious M&A mandates. The law firm also has experience defending clients in class actions and liability disputes in bankruptcy proceedings, as well as representing plaintiffs in damages claims. Team members have notable expertise acting on the enforcement and setting aside of arbitral awards, as well as assisting clients with investment treaty and construction arbitrations. The firm also handles criminal law cases, as well as real estate and energy sector disputes.
  5. Baker McKenzie
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 3
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Band 4
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    bureau Brandeis
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 6 Years Ranked
    bureau Brandeis has a strong focus on collective action cases, acting for plaintiff groups, defendants and funders on a range of class action claims. The law firm also represents clients in commercial and contractual disputes, as well as directors' and officers' liability cases. The team also has a notable focus on contentious cases linked to environmental law and climate change regulations.
  2. Florent
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    Florent
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 7 Years Ranked
    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.
  3. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
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    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 16 Years Ranked
    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 shareholder disputes, franchising and contractual cases and 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.
  4. Lexence
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    Lexence
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 5 Years Ranked
    Lexence is particularly active in commercial litigation, including representing clients in shareholder and contractual disputes. The law firm also acts for clients on professional and directors' liability cases, as well as mismanagement proceedings. The team has additional experience in financial disputes, insolvency proceedings and criminal litigation.
  5. Stek
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    Stek
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 10 Years Ranked
    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.
  6. Wijn & Stael
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    Wijn & Stael
    Dispute Resolution
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    Wijn & Stael handles a range of contentious matters, including advising clients on financial and professional liability litigation, representing defendants in class action claims and acting for clients on commercial and franchising disputes. The law firm is also well regarded for assisting clients with insolvency proceedings. Team members have notable experience in Supreme Court mandates.