Mr Tom Claassens > Loyens & Loeff > Rotterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Loyens & Loeff
BLAAK 31
3011 GA ROTTERDAM, PO BOX 2888
3000 CW ROTTERDAM
Netherlands

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Tom Claassens, attorney at law, is a member of the Litigation & Risk Management practice group.

Career

Tom advises and represents clients in a broad range of disputes both in arbitrations proceedings (including ICC, UNCITRAL, SIAC and NAI) and in proceedings before Dutch state courts (courts of first instance and courts of appeal) as well as the courts of the Netherlands Antilles. Tom is a member of the Advisory Board of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI) and a member of the Executive Board of the Dutch Arbitration Association (DAA).

Languages

Dutch, English, German

Memberships

New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association

Education

Dutch Law, University of Leiden, 1991 (with honors)
Southern Methodist University Summer Program (Dallas, Texas) 1998

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Dispute resolution: arbitration

The ‘highly responsive‘ team at Loyens & Loeff is instructed by a range of clients, including domestic and international companies and their shareholders, and leading investment companies, to represent them in national and cross-border arbitrations. Tom Claassens, who heads the practice jointly with Amsterdam-based Hendrik van Druten, led a team which represented a large globally operating manufacturing company in multinational proceedings under the ICC Arbitration Rules, in relation to a dispute concerning the sale of certain equipment. Jeroen van den Brande left the practice in June 2019.

Netherlands > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

Loyens & Loeff fields a sizeable litigation team, and as such the firm can provide a strong service across the spectrum of commercial, corporate, and financial litigation. The practice is chaired by Hendrik van Druten, who is notable for his work on disputes relating to insolvency, as well as those concerning M&A or capital markets transactions. Other key personnel include Sidney Berendsen, who recently represented a large property manager in a dispute with its lessees over alleged failures to exercise rights of first refusal during a share transaction, as well as senior associate Huib Schrama, securities law specialist Mijke Sinninghe Damsté and Tom Claassens, whose niche lies in litigation taking place across the Dutch Carribbean.