Mr Albert Knigge > Houthoff > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile



Albert specialises in handling complex international disputes. He has considerable experience in advising financial institutions and companies in different sectors confronted with cross-border mass claims. Albert helps such clients manage the risks that these claims entail and find strategic solutions to minimise their impact on the business, taking into account the constant regulatory changes and developments concerning collective actions and mass claims. As head of the Competition Litigation Team, he is also involved in almost all of the seminal cartel damages cases currently before the Dutch courts. To that end, he works closely with the lawyers in our EU Competition practice group.

Albert is also a Supreme Court lawyer. He has numerous publications to his name, particularly on civil procedure and liability law, and he is an editor for the publication Burgerlijke Rechtsvordering (Civil Procedure). In addition, Albert is a board member of the Dutch Association for Procedural Law, and a member of the Dutch Association of Civil Cassation Litigators, the Dutch Commercial Law Association, the Dutch Corporate Litigation Association, the Royal Netherlands Society of International Law and the Dutch Association for Civil Law. Albert was appointed to Houthoff’s Board of Directors on 1 April 2017.


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Netherlands > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

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Albert KniggeHouthoff

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.