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Michel Deckers

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Corporate Litigation


Michel Deckers heads the Corporate and Commercial Litigation practice of Dentons Boekel (formerly Boekel). He has been working in our Corporate practice in Amsterdam since 1991 and has been a partner since 2000.

His practice covers the full range of dispute resolution by means of consultation, mediation, arbitration or litigation. Michel has extensive experience in corporate and securities litigation, directors' and supervisory board members liability, and collective actions.

Michel also advises and litigates on behalf of domestic and international companies with regard to commercial contracts including agency, franchise and distribution agreements, domestic and international sale/purchase transactions and liability law.


Dutch, English, Chinese.


University of Leiden, Law Degree 1990, admitted 1991, Chinese Language Degree 1988.


EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

Dentons Boekel’s ‘extraordinary’ team has considerable experience across a wide range of matters, including antitrust litigation, state aid and public procurement. Well-regarded group head Marc Kuijper and Michel Deckers, who is ‘a highly experienced and versatile litigator’, represented Macedonian Thrace Brewery in proceedings brought against Heineken and its Greek subsidiary Athenian Brewery regarding abuse of dominance. Kuijper has also been assisting Spaansen Holding with complex state aid proceedings brought before the Court of Appeals concerning the recovery of state aid by a Dutch municipality. Frederieke Leeflang is also a name to note.

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Netherlands: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Dentons Boekel’s ‘very good’ team has considerable experience in antitrust matters. Group head Michel Deckers and Marc Kuijper are leading advice to Vestel on the Dutch aspects of damages proceedings brought against parties in the cathode ray tube cartel. Marc Elshof is also recommended.

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Within: Mediation

Dentons Boekel’s team is often appointed to act as arbitrator and mediator in disputes. Michel Deckers is a key name.

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