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 serves as the primary base for the firm’s Dutch Caribbean expertise, leveraging its Netherlands-based banking and finance, dispute resolution, financial regulatory and corporate experience to act for a client roster of global financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies. Barbara Rumora-Scheltema and Frans van der Eerden jointly lead the practice, specialising in dispute resolution and financial regulatory work, respectively; Rumora-Scheltema is also a key name for restructuring and insolvency mandates. Supreme Court litigation practice head Freerk Vermeulen also contributes, as do of counsel Pim Rank and Allart Haasjes, who acts in financial litigation.

Netherlands > Dispute resolution: class actions

NautaDutilh‘s dispute resolution practice is led by Freerk Vermeulen who is known for his Supreme Court litigation expertise and his knowledge of corporate, commercial, and climate change litigation. Frans Overkleeft is a go-to contact for dismissal claims and inquiry proceedings, while Paul Olden is well versed in securities litigation and collective settlements for mass claims. The team is adept at both class actions and collective actions, acting as defence counsel for its international client base. Philip Malanczuk is also noted and specialises in cartel damages.

Netherlands > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

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With a focus on ESG-related and financial litigation, the dispute resolution practice at NautaDutilh is a popular choice for many clients with complex, high-stakes cases that require knowledge of both Dutch and international law. The team is also strong in corporate litigation, which is handled by Frans Overkleeft and Paul Olden; Olden is known for his skill in transaction-related litigation, alongside director’s liability proceedings, while Overkleeft typically leads on cross-border mandates. Practice head and Supreme Court litigator Freerk Vermeulen is an authority on ESG and climate change-related litigation, New York-based Marieke Faber closely assists Vermeulen in advising corporations and financial institutions on strategy in ESG cases, Kasper Krzeminski handles energy disputes, and Philip Malanczuk is experienced in cartel damages actions.

Netherlands > Dispute resolution: arbitration

NautaDutilh has strong expertise across a variety of sectors, including energy, finance, and construction, allowing the firm to expertly advise clients in these sectors on all aspects of arbitration. The practice handles both international and national cases and is particularly known for representing clients in investment arbitrations. The team handles both arbitrations with a seat in the Netherlands and the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards. Investment arbitration specialist Mirjam Van de Hel-Koedoot leads the practice and frequently acts as lead counsel in high-stakes enforcement and set-aside proceedings. Kasper Krzeminski is also key to the team, focusing on energy and construction disputes as well as cross-border enforcement matters. Freerk Vermeulen, Paul Olden, and Barbara Rumora-Scheltema are all involved in different aspects of arbitration proceedings for the firm.