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Houthoff

GUSTAV MAHLERPLEIN 50, 1082 MA AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Tel:
Work +31 20 605 6000
Fax:
Fax +31 20 605 6700
Web:
www.houthoff.com
Amsterdam, Brussels, London, New York, Rotterdam

Rob Meijer

Tel:
Work +31 (0)20 605 6108
Email:
Houthoff

Position

Rob specialises in liability matters, insurance law and Dutch Supreme Court litigation (particularly in relation to liability, real estate law, company law, insurance law, transport law and intellectual property law). His work focuses primarily on liability law, both contractual and tortious issues rarely covered by insurance policies, and matters related to intellectual property and transport. In addition, Rob acts as an arbitrator for the Netherlands Arbitration Institute. The cases that he handles are invariably of an international and commercial nature. 

Rob is a former chairman of the Advisory Committee on Civil Law, and has been a member of the Advisory Committee on Insurance Law of the Netherlands Bar Association. He is currently a member of the Advisory Committee on Cassation of the Netherlands Bar Association. Rob is also a senior lecturer on private law at the Law Firm School.


Netherlands: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Rob Meijer - Houthoff

Within: Commercial litigation

The ‘very good’ team at Houthoff handles a broad range of contentious matters, including restructuring and corporate litigation. Co-head Bart van der Wiel (‘outstanding in Supreme Court litigation’, and ‘very pleasant to work with’) and Jan Willem de Groot are representing Aurelius Capital Management in bankruptcy proceedings brought against a financing entity of Brazilian telecoms company Oi. Co-head Albert Knigge is acting for Trafigura in class action litigation brought by a number of Dutch and foreign parties regarding allegations of exposure to chemical waste disposed of in Ivory Coast. The team’s client base includes Vestia, ING and Petrobras. Rob Meijer is also noted.

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