Windt Le Grand Leeuwenburgh Advocaten

Corporate litigation

Our corporate litigation team specialises in the handling and resolution of (complex) disputes both within and concerning a business. This may include shareholder disputes, decision deadlock, takeover disputes, investor conflict, forced share redemption/shareholder removal procedures and liability of directors, supervisory directors and shareholders.

Our lawyers are highly experienced in appearing before both the Enterprise Chamber of Commerce (the Amsterdam Court of Appeal special chamber for exclusive jurisdiction in corporate proceedings) and the civil courts. Furthermore, they possess extensive knowledge of summary proceedings and seizures, international disputes and IPR (International private law).

"The Windt Le Grand Leeuwenburgh team excels in the combination of experience and cooperation, also with other law firms and disciplines."
"The people in this firm are realy interested in their clients wellbeing, separate from the case itself.
-  Client testimonials, Legal 500, 2021

Recent matters

Representing an educational institution which focuses on offering post-graduate programs in a dispute with a university regarding broken off negotiations.

Representation of a trustee in bankruptcy in proceedings where the trustee holds the former board members of the bankrupt company liable for the deficit in bankruptcy of
EUR 40 million.

Representation of an investor in real estate in disciplinary proceedings against the notary and attorneys involved .

Assisting a real estate investor in legal proceedings before the Enterprise Chamber in a shareholder dispute. The judgment is published here (ECLI:NL:GHAMS:2023:277) and here (ECLI:NL:GHAMS:2023:141).

Advising a large property development and construction company in an extensive and multidisciplinary conflict with a municipality.

Advising and assisted a large restaurant chain in various post-acquisition disputes with the transfer of shares.

Advising a NASDAQ-listed global logistics company on legislation regarding gender balance within the board of directors.

Advised and assisted a specialized healthcare institution regarding various disputes related to the development of real estate for a new care center, including a shareholders dispute.

Co-counsel of a large foreign state in Dutch proceedings to annul and revoke an arbitral award in a long standing, multi-jurisdictional dispute with several Mauritian entities concerning the termination of the lease of a valuable, state-owned satellite spectrum.

At the request of the officials appointed by the Enterprise Chamber, i.e. temporary appointed director, representing an IT company in a corporate inquiry proceeding (enquêteprocedure) before the Enterprise Chamber. We successfully filed a new request, initiating the second phase of the proceedings, in order to have the court rule on mismanagement.

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