Mr Jan Willem de Groot > Houthoff > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile



Jan Willem specialises in corporate and commercial litigation, with a focus on acquisition disputes, shareholder disputes, inquiry proceedings at the Enterprise Chamber and liability proceedings. He is a litigator and advises companies and national and international investment companies in complex proceedings often involving multiple jurisdictions. Jan Willem, among other things, led the team in the Elliott/AkzoNobel case. He is a lecturer at the Law Firm School, and a member of the Dutch Corporate Litigation Association and the Dutch Association for Procedural Law. Jan Willem also frequently publishes and speaks on topics related to corporate litigation.


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Netherlands > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

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Jan Willem de GrootHouthoff

Houthoff consistently works on multi-jurisdictional complex cases, including corporate, insolvency, financial, insurance and semi-public sector litigation at all court levels including the Supreme Court. The experienced Albert Knigge acts in multiparty cross-border disputes, defending international clients against securities class actions and commencing proceedings for the restructuring and recovery of losses. Corporate litigator Jan Willem de Groot is another name to note for post-arbitral litigation as well as post-M&A disputes. Supreme Court specialist Bart van der Wiel represents international clients in the energy and entertainment industries in finance, insolvency and liability claims. Competition litigator Rick Cornelissen focuses on follow-on cartel damages claims, while David Heems is the go-to name for representation in directors’ and officers’ liability disputes. Recently promoted partners Paul Sluijter and Marjolein Heuten also contribute significantly to the practice.