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GC Summit

21 Nov 2019



21 November 2019


Pestana Amsterdam Riverside, Amsteldijk 67, 1074 HZ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Registration and light lunch



2.30pm – 7.00pm

In association with

Attorney Consulting Group International (ACG International) is a full-service law firm focused on companies that are engaged in international trade and innovation. ACG International is based in Amsterdam, and is active around the globe. Our team consists of professionals, who possess diverse legal background, experience in different jurisdictions and a strong client-oriented mindset. We use our professional and cultural differences to achieve one common goal, which is to serve our clients in achieving the most beneficial results. Our constant international exposure and expertise enabled us to create a worldwide network of professionals, which gives us access to have all the experience, knowledge and the people to resolve our clients’ most complicated challenges and legal disputes.

Scott+Scott is an international law firm with offices in Amsterdam, London, New York, California, Connecticut, and Ohio. The firm represents multinational corporations, funds, and institutional investors in recovery actions involving anticompetitive and other wrongful conduct. Scott+Scott also been retained to design and implement policies for recouping losses worldwide for some of the largest companies in the world. Among the billions of dollars the firm has recovered on behalf of its clients is the more than $2.3 billion in final-approved settlements with 15 banksfor victims of manipulation in the Fx market (the largest antitrust settlement of 2018, according to the American Antitrust Institute). Scott+Scott recently filed a collective action on behalf of non-US victims of the same banks ’unlawful activities. It has also launched private enforcement actions for corporations including Michelin, GrandVision B.V., Hermès, Leonardo Hotels, Euromaster, the Soho House group and the Caprice group. The Amsterdam office represents four clients from the Gulf in private damages claims against cables manufacturers for engaging in anticompetitive conduct in the power cables sector.

HEUSSEN is an international cooperation of independent business law firms advising on a broad spectrum of corporate and private client related legal matters.

With a network in three countries in Europe, spanning ten offices, that includes 140 lawyers, HEUSSEN provides fast, responsive and solution driven advice to clients seeking specialised expertise.

HEUSSEN takes an international, multi-disciplinary approach and works closely together with advisers, auditors and corporate finance consultants. Consequently, we do not only understand their language, but also realise that combining our strengths with theirs at the early stages of advising clients is highly efficient and beneficial to our clients.

HEUSSEN’s office in Amsterdam is renowned for its strong international focus and highly specialised international desks. The firm’s strategic decision to establish country/region-focused desks has proven highly successful. The firm has desks dedicated to China, Germany, Japan, North America, Spain and Latin America, and Sweden, offering in-depth knowledge, experience and understanding of the business environments and cultures of such countries/regions.

Greenberg Traurig’s Amsterdam office is home to more than 40 lawyers, tax advisors, and civil-law notaries and is part of the firm’s more than 2,100 attorneys worldwide.

Founded in 2003 as the firm’s first non-US office, GT Amsterdam’s core practices are corporate mergers and acquisitions, corporate real estate, corporate litigation, and tax, supported by our experience in areas including EU antitrust litigation and competition regulation, finance, intellectual property, technology, outsourcing, administrative law, entertainment and employment.

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm serving clients from 41 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm has been recognised for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2018 Am Law Global 100.


GC Summit Amsterdam 2019
1.00pmArrival and light lunch
2.00pmOpening remarks
2.30pmPanel discussion 1: Managing cross-border M&A projects
This session will cover how to manage all types of cross border M&A projects, including the different roles of legal advisers; how to staff due diligence teams; how to synchronise scope and materiality; how to ensure consistent; choosing applicable law(s) and dispute settlement systems in transaction documentation; merger control; employee participation; monitoring and managing post-completion issues; and pre- and post-deal cross border (re)structuring.
2.55pmPanel discussion 2: How to negotiate with suppliers of systemic products and services
There has been much press coverage about alleged abuse of market power by suppliers of systemic services. Many organisations face struggles being compliant when using these, which can further be complicated by GDPR. This session will cover how to negotiate with these suppliers.
3.40pmCoffee break
4.00pmPanel discussion 3: Private enforcement - protecting the profits
In the globalised world economy, companies are increasingly confronted with cross-border damages, such as those caused by international cartels. There are ways that legal departments can create global recoupment strategies to recover such losses. The panel will discuss how these multi-jurisdictional actions can be planned, implemented, and enforced in practice.
4.45pmPanel discussion 4: Navigating the 2020 Dutch Employment Law changes
On 28 May 2019 the Dutch Senate adopted new employment legislation, which will be effective 1 January 2020. The new legislation aims to reduce the gap in legal protection and monetary differences between fixed- and indefinite-term employed employees. This session will cover the role of in-house counsel in considering how this new legislation will affect their Dutch operations.
5.20pmClosing remarks
5.30pmDrinks and canapés

Speakers include

Edith Nordmann is Managing Partner at ACG International in Amsterdam where she also heads the employment law and commercial litigation departments. She has an expert qualification in employment law, and is an experienced corporate and commercial litigator, who has been representing clients in highly complex matters both on national and international levels.

Edith Nordmann
Managing Partner, ACG International

David Scott is the Managing Partner of Scott+Scott. In addition to managing the firm’s lawyers worldwide, Mr. Scott advises some of the world’s largest multinational corporations in cartel damages and has been retained to design corporate policies for the global recoupment of losses, and transatlantic private enforcement programs.

David Scott
Managing Partner, Scott+Scott

Greenberg Traurig shareholder Herald Jongen focuses his practice on outsourcing, technology transactions, strategic relationships and mergers and acquisitions. He has focused experience in leading complex multi-jurisdictional projects, in technology and in the financial industry.

Herald Jongen
Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

Stan is a partner in the corporate law practice and specialises in advising and assisting both national and international companies on cross-border and domestic M&A transactions, investments and joint-ventures.

Recent work

  • Supporting a major Chinese pharmaceutical company in acquiring a Dutch Bioscience company;
  • Assisting and providing transaction support to a Swedish listed group active within the accessibility sector for the acquisition of a Dutch producer and developer of innovative bikes and other forms of transport.
  • Providing transaction support in the divestment of three Dutch packaging companies to a Spanish multinational company;
  • Acting as local counsel to a French Aerospace, Defense, Security and Transportation company in the divestment of its global ticketing and revenue business;
  • Assisting a prominent Chinese multinational, active in the power tool industry, with the acquisition of a renowned German power tool brand.

Stan Ph. Robbers
Partner, HEUSSEN