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BEZUIDENHOUTSEWEG 57, 2594 AC THE HAGUE, PO BOX 11756, 2502 AT THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS
Tel:
Work +31 70 515 3000
Fax:
Fax +31 70 515 3100
Email:
Web:
https://www.pelsrijcken.nl

Karlijn Teuben

Tel:
Work +31 70 5153 416
Email:
Web:
www.pelsrijcken.nl
Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV

Position

Karlijn Teuben has been an attorney at Pels Rijcken since 2004. She specialises in Supreme Court litigation and also handles other complex litigation cases. Her main focus lies on issues of liability, compensation and insurance (also in the field of health insurance), and on disputes concerning issues of international law (international public law, private international law and human rights). In recent years she has been involved in a number of high profile cases concerning the alleged liability of the Dutch State for military operations. Her clients include a number of ministries, insurance companies and other (listed) companies. Karlijn is considered a leading expert in the field of procedural law and lectures and publishes frequently. She is author of the handbook on new procedural legislation “Kort begrip van KEI”, published in August 2016. Karlijn has a PhD in civil procedural law.


Netherlands

Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

Within: Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

The team at Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV is ‘very responsive and very knowledgeable’ and is commended for its 'excellent' work. It is well known for acting for the Dutch state but has made a concerted effort to broaden its commercial litigation practice recently. The team is jointly led by Willem Heemskerk ('an excellent lawyer with the ability to really think a case through', who 'then adds the right solution') and Karlijn Teuben ('analytical and responsive'). The firm is representing Royal Dutch Shell in the ‘Ogoni-9’ case, which concerns allegations of the client's complicity in the trial and execution of environmental activists in the 1990s. Heemskerk is also acting for steel conglomerate ArcelorMittal in an action for cartel damages initiated by Deutsche Bahn. Bert-Jan Houtzagers and the ‘productiveHans van Wijk are also recommended.

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Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences

Within: Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences

Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV has an established reputation in the healthcare sector acting for both public and private sector clients including the government, healthcare insurance companies and healthcare providers, and academic hospitals. Elisabeth Pietermaat's expertise lies in healthcare regulations and litigation, while Karlijn Teuben's clients include the Ministry of Health. The Dutch Healthcare Authority is a longstanding client which the team has advised on a range of matters including a new funding system for hospitals which resulted in a number of appeals.

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