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Mijke Sinninghe Damsté

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Litigation & Risk Management


Mijke Sinninghe Damsté, attorney at law, is a member of the Litigation & Risk Management practice group


Mijke specialises in securities law disputes and litigation in the field of corporate law. Mijke has experience in advising and litigation on, among other things, liability of financial institutions (such as banks, asset managers and insurers), prospectus liability, collective action and collective settlement, shareholder disputes, proceedings before the Enterprise Chamber and procedures on directors' liability and insurance issues related thereto. Mijke also frequently acts as defence counsel in cartel damages cases. She is also a board member of the Corporate Litigation Association.


Dutch, English


Board member of the Corporate Litigation Association.


Dutch law, University of Groningen, 2004
Postdoc Enterprise & Liability, Grotius Academy of Nijmegen, 2009-2010 (with honours)


Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

Within: Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

Loyens & Loeff¬†fields a team of¬†‚Äėsmart and practical practitioners‚Äô who 'think on their feet'.¬†Complex banking litigation, securities litigation and shareholders‚Äô and joint-venture related disputes are core strengths. ‚ÄėTop litigator‚Äô Jeroen van den Brande¬†and Mijke Sinninghe Damst√©¬†are¬†key names in Hendrik van Druten's¬†practice.

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Kitty Lieverse heads the Loyens & Loeff practice while litigator Mijke Sinninghe Damsté has a focus on advising financial institutions on liability and regulatory matters. Senior associate Merel van Asch combines litigation and insurance expertise and is highlighted for providing 'a brilliant analysis of a case'. The team acts for major insurance companies and corporates and is advising Aon on a range of regulatory issues and litigation. AXA, Achmea, and NN Group are clients.

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Legal Developments by:
Loyens & Loeff

  • New reporting obligations for Luxembourg securitisation vehicles

    Recognising the close links between the securitisation activities of financial vehicles corporations engaged in securitisation transactions (FVCs) and monetary financial institutions, the European Central Bank (ECB) has adopted on December 19, 2008 Regulation (EC) No 24/2009 concerning statistics on the assets and liabilities of FVCs (the ECB Regulation).
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  • New Late Payments Directive

    Despite the implementation of Directive 2000/35/EC on combating late payment in commercial transactions in 2002, the European Commission (the ‚ÄúCommission‚ÄĚ) concluded in 2008 that late payments were still widespread in the EU. It also turned out that public authorities in certain Member States were stipulating unjustifiably long contractual payment periods for transactions.
  • Amendment of the Collective Redundancy Notification Act

    On 1 March 2012 the Collective Redundancy Notification Act (Wet Melding Collective Outslug, "WACO") will be amended. What changes does this involve?
  • New Corporate Law Legislation

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    Attaching maritime assets in insolvency
    - AKD
  • The employment of foreign workers. What issues do you need to be aware of as an employer?

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    - AKD
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    - AKD

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    - AKD
  • Forming a company in the Netherlands

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  • Leasing of commercial premises in the Netherlands

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