2019
  • jan
    2019
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    Successfully represented a wholesale international trade pharmaceutical products company as plaintiff in summary proceedings before the Appeal Court of Leeuwarden. The first instance decision was overruled by the Appeal Court on the basis that the executive bailiff had not acted within the boundaries of the interim judge’s leave and that the first instance interim judge had wrongly granted access to the seized information. Consequently, the Appeal Court ordered the defendants in appeal not to use any of its falsely gained information. The decision was published: ECLI:NL:GHARL:2019:293

    Corporate litigation IE- en geneesmiddelenrecht
  • 2018
  • dec
    2018
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    Acted for one of the founders of a hotel group in a dispute with an investor on the enforcement of multi-million security rights in relation to the Benelux easyHotels in inquiry proceedings before the Enterprise Chamber.

    Corporate litigation
  • nov
    2018
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    Acted for the former directors of a natural resources conglomerate, headquartered in The Netherlands, as defence counsel in directors’ liability litigation.

    Corporate litigation
  • sep
    2018
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    Acted for BB Capital, a Dutch private equity firm, in its dispute with a trustee over the  bankruptcy of De Combi Group. Proceedings before the Rotterdam court after submission of several procedural injunctions.

    Insolventie en herstructurering Corporate litigation
  • aug
    2018
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    Acted as legal counsel for a Japanese listed company (net sales of approx. €1.9 billion) in order to avoid the requested reopening of the liquidation process of one of its Dutch subsidiaries.

     

    Insolventie en herstructurering Corporate litigation
  • jun
    2018
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    Acted for one of the founding shareholders of a sport clothing brand in order to protect its minority stake.

    Corporate / M&A Corporate litigation
  • mei
    2018
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    Acted for the litigation funding party of a collective action in the automotive industry.

    Corporate litigation Commerciële contracten en procesrecht
  • mei
    2018
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    Defended Baars Beheer, an offshore and industrial company, based in Sliedrecht, active in construction, lease and sale of container pontoons and Split Hopper barges. Dispute conducted before the Enterprise Chamber. All charges were refuted and the company’s counter petition to intervene in the supervisory board was accepted.

    Insolventie en herstructurering Corporate litigation
  • jan
    2018
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    Assisted a multi-billion African investment bank to recover outstanding bond and note claims in excess of €200m.

    Corporate litigation
  • jan
    2018
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    Assisted a multi-billion African investment bank to recover outstanding bond and note claims in excess of €200m.

    Corporate litigation Financiering en zekerheden
  • 2017
  • nov
    2017
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    Defended Telor International Limited, the majority shareholder in Echo Pharmaceuticals B.V., active in production and development of therapeutic  cannabinoids. In a shareholder dispute before the Enterprise Chamber, all charges were refuted. Furthermore, the Enterprise Chamber held that there were sufficient grounds to question the conduct of the petitioning shareholder, which would merit an investigation into this conduct, precisely as we had argued on behalf of Telor. However the Court did not open said investigation in Echo’s interest. For the Court's decision from 23 February 2018 click here.

    Corporate litigation
  • sep
    2017
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    Represented the CRO before the Enterprise Chamber in a corporate dispute over the restructuring of VADA, a metal recycling business. All charges were refuted. For the Court decision click here.

    Insolventie en herstructurering Corporate litigation
  • aug
    2017
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    Advised the board of directors of Home Center International B.V., parent company of a group of home improvement (DIY) retailing companies, with a dominant market position in Israel. We assisted the board as to the company's dealings with the group's lenders and supported certain proceedings before the District Court of Tel Aviv.

    Corporate litigation
  • feb
    2017
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    Acted as co-counsel for a former owner/director of one of the largest Dutch flight training schools in defending his interests against the administrators of the training school in a successful business mediation.

    Insolventie en herstructurering Corporate litigation
  • 2016
  • jul
    2016
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    Counsel for the municipality of Eindhoven in the procedure before the European Commission and the European Court of Justice on presumed state aid to PSV, one of the largest football clubs in The Netherlands. Successful negotiations with the European Commission resulted in the Commission’s finding that the transactions between the city of Eindhoven and PSV were market conforming and did not constitute state aid.

    Corporate litigation
  • 2015
  • dec
    2015
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    Acted as defence counsel to one of the non-executive board members in the D&O settlement with the trustee of the listed and bankrupted small-cap Innoconcepts.

    Insolventie en herstructurering Corporate litigation
  • nov
    2015
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    Acted for Erasmus Medisch Centrum in the structuring of one of its private initiatives.

    Corporate litigation
  • jul
    2015
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    Acted as counsel before the European Court of Justice in case C-379/14: preliminary question whether a trademark proprietor can oppose the import of its trademark products and the placing of these goods under a suspension regime on excise duties.
    ECJ 16 July 2015, case C-379/14, Top Logistics/Bacardi, ECLI:EU:C:2015:497
     

    Corporate litigation
  • mei
    2015
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    Represented a Dutch party organisation in its injunction order against defendant’s use of the trade name, domain name and Facebook page for “S’Oranje” in relation to King’s Day festivities under that name (ECLI:NL:RBROT:2015:2166).

    Corporate litigation
  • apr
    2015
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    Represented Nationale-Nederlanden before the European Court of Justice in case C-51/13) on the interpretation of EU directives on life insurance and pre-contractual information requirements. The EU Court ruled in favour of Nationale-Nederlanden on 29 April 2015.

    Corporate litigation
  • 2014
  • okt
    2014
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    Litigation before the interim judge of the Dutch EU trademark court concerning the seizure of infringing goods in relation to the Anti-Piracy Regulation. Represented  the defendant and the claim to have the seizure lifted was refuted.

    Corporate litigation IE- en geneesmiddelenrecht
  • jun
    2014
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    Acted for the insured contractor in relation to the clean-up of a large oil spill.

    Corporate litigation
  • feb
    2014
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    Acted for Attero, the largest Dutch recycling and disposal company in Holland, in various commercial and insolvency related dealings with both subcontractors and a joint venture partner.

    Corporate litigation
  • 2013
  • okt
    2013
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    Represented a Dutch leisure boats’ manufacturer in appeal court litigation concerning copyright infringement of a competitor’s designs. In first instance and on appeal the claims were refuted.

    Corporate litigation IE- en geneesmiddelenrecht
  • 2012
  • dec
    2012
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    Assisted a Dutch credit insurer in structuring the reinsurance of some of its risks.

    Corporate litigation
  • aug
    2012
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    Acted for Dutch Railways in the execution of its divestment in Syntus.

    Corporate litigation
  • 2009
  • jul
    2009
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    ECJ 2 July 2009, case C-343/07, Bavaria/Bayerischer Brauerbund, ECR (2009) p. I-5491
    Legality of geographical indication "Bayerisches Bier". I Illegality of Regulation 2081/92 and Regulation 1347/2001.

    Corporate litigation
  • 2000
  • dec
    2000
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    ECJ 14 December 2000, cases C-300/98 and C-392/98, Dior/Tuk and Assco/Layher, ECR(2000)p.I-11307
    Trade mark law. Direct effect of TRIPS (WTO).

    Corporate litigation
  • dec
    2000
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    ECJ 14 December 2000, cases C-300/98 and C-392/98, Dior / Tuk and Assco / Layher, ECR (2000) p. I-11307 Trademark law.  Direct effect of TRIPS (WTO).

    Corporate litigation IE- en geneesmiddelenrecht
  • 1999
  • feb
    1999
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    ECJ 23 February 1999, case C-63/97, BMW/Deenik, ECR (1999) p. I-905
    Free movement of goods and services. Trademark law.  Exhaustion of rights.

    Corporate litigation
  • feb
    1999
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    ECJ 23 February 1999, case C-63/97, BMW / Deenik, ECR (1999) p. I-905
    Free movement of goods and services.
    Trademark law. Exhaustion of rights.

    Corporate litigation IE- en geneesmiddelenrecht Europees recht, staatssteun en mededingingsrecht