Mr Freerk Vermeulen > NautaDutilh > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile


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Litigation & Arbitration



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Dutch Caribbean > Leading firms

NautaDutilh‘s Amsterdam office is now the main base for Dutch Caribbean advice provided by the firm, with practitioners in the firm’s New York office no longer focusing on Dutch Caribbean law. The firm is a go-to name for its roster of high-profile clients, with global financial institutions and multinational corporates instructing the team on a range of cross-border mandates. Barbara Rumora-Scheltema is the key contact for dispute resolution and restructuring mandates, while Frans van der Eerden leads on financial regulatory issues. Other names contributing to the firm’s Dutch Caribbean expertise include Freerk Vermeulen, who heads up the Supreme Court litigation practice; of counsel Pim Rank, who focuses on derivatives and repo lending matters; and financial litigator Allart Haasjes.

Netherlands > Dispute resolution: arbitration

Representing clients in investment arbitration matters is a key feature of NautaDutilh‘s international arbitration practice. Mirjam Van de Hel-Koedoot acts for clients in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations under a variety of arbitration rules and regularly deals with complex court proceedings concerning the enforcement and setting aside of arbitral awards, especially relating to disputes involving bilateral and multilateral investment treaties. Hel-Koedoot also frequently takes on a range of disputes such as transport and joint venture shipbuilding disputes as well as contentious matters in the energy, aerospace and banking sectors. Kasper Krzeminski is sought out for his experience in the areas of post-M&A disputes, construction and shipbuilding projects, multi-jurisdictional debt recovery, the enforcement of arbitral awards, foreign money judgments and discovery proceedings. Paul Olden specialises in corporate arbitration, and Barbara Rumora-Scheltema and Freerk Vermeulen are expert litigators who play a key supporting role in the arbitration set up.

Netherlands > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

(Leading individuals)

Freerk VermeulenNautaDutilh

NautaDutilh‘s commercial litigation practice covers the full range of disputes, acting for financial institutions, corporates and professional services clients. Thanks to Supreme Court litigator Freerk Vermeulen, the firm also has strong capabilities in ESG disputes, working on landmark climate change litigation. Known for his expertise in transaction-related litigation and director liability proceedings, Paul Olden represents companies and directors in high-profile cases that include international securities class actions and Enterprise Court proceedings; Rotterdam-based Rutger Kalsbeek is also a key contact for clients in this area. Kasper Krzeminski specialises in the resolution of commercial and contractual disputes, while Philip Malanczuk defends clients in niche markets against cartel damages actions. ‘Skilled corporate litigation expert’ Frans Overkleeft works on contested public takeover bids and shareholder activism issues, while head of the New York-stationed disputes team Marieke Faber assists corporates and financial institutions navigating ESG-related challenges.