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Martijn Scheltema

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Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV


Martijn Scheltema has been an attorney at law/partner with Pels Rijcken since 1997. He is a (Dutch) Supreme Court litigator and an international lawyer. He deals with a wide range of corporate and procedural matters, as well as government related issues. He maintains a leading Supreme Court practice and has broad expertise in international arbitration. He is an authority on setting aside and enforcement proceedings. He has been involved in a number of defining cases in this area. His field of work includes international dispute settlement in relation to corporate social responsibility (CSR).


Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

The team at Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV is headed by Martijn Scheltema. He is supported by senior associate Sikke Kingma, a copyright and media law specialist.

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Netherlands: Dispute resolution


Within: Arbitration

The ‘outstanding’ team at Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV is best known for its extensive track record representing the Dutch state in complex arbitrations, though it also has a notable corporate client base. Martijn Scheltema has a substantial Supreme Court practice that takes in setting aside proceedings. Georg Huith is also recommended.

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Netherlands: Industry focus


Within: IT

Meine Dijkstra, who specialises in public procurement and commercial contracts, leads Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV’s team. Strong arbitrator Martijn Scheltema is active in the space.

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    Despite the implementation of Directive 2000/35/EC on combating late payment in commercial transactions in 2002, the European Commission (the “Commission”) 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
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    - AKD

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    - AKD
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    - AKD