Corporate Litigation

The term ‘corporate litigation’ includes proceedings to resolve disputes concerning the inner workings of a company. This may concern disputes between shareholders (that can lead to enquiry proceedings before the Enterprise Chamber of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal), disputes before or after an M&A-transaction, liability of directors or supervisory board members, liability within a group of companies, proceedings to squeeze out minority shareholders, class actions, prospectus liability, and disputes arising out of financing and restructuring and disputes concerning the duty of care of banks.

Our corporate litigation practice is ranked in band 5 of the Legal500 (2019) law firm and leading lawyers rankings for the Netherlands.

Experience

We have acted for:

  • a minority shareholder in the world’s largest train equipment company in urgent relief proceedings concerning a EUR 1.3 billion shares issuance
  • the majority shareholder of one of the world's largest trading houses in an ICC arbitration and binding advice proceeding concerning the valuation in excess of EUR 600 million of shares after exercising a put option
  • InterLeaseInvest in urgent relief proceedings before the Amsterdam District Court and Court of Appeal regarding the enforcement of pledges over more than 2,500 railway carriages in Ukraine to collect an EBRD loan of more than USD 50 million
  • Summa Group in urgent relief proceedings before the Amsterdam District Court and Court of Appeal in connection with the intended sale by the Russian publicly traded logistics company Transcontainer of a stake in a Kazakh transportation company with a value in excess of USD 60 million
  • Solvers Group in a number of proceedings before the Amsterdam District Court and Court of Appeal against the Russian bank PSB in connection with control over Svyaznoy

Corporate Litigation attorneys

Mr. H.F.K. Schulz (Harro)Mr. J.Ph. de Korte (Jurjen)