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Van der Nat Litigation to join with AKD Prinsen Van Wijmen

June 2008

This expansion is an important step in the further development and growth of AKD. The partners of Van der Nat Litigation have decided on this alliance to reinforce and expand on the services they offer to their clients. Bert Heikens, Chairman of the Board of AKD said, "The board and all our partners are delighted with our new partners and their employees. The synergy between our offices will enable us to improve on the services we provide to our clients; in addition, this expansion contributes to the AKD growth strategy.”

The Van der Nat Litigation practice specialises in employment law and has three partners, Paul Klinckhamers, Radboud Klazinga and René Nieuwmans, and four associates, Kitty van der Meij, Olf Praamstra, Nicky den Dulk and Evert Jan Kruijswijk Jansen, all of whom will now reinforce the AKD Employment Law team in Amsterdam.

Martijn Lauxtermann, partner in liability and insurance law and commercial litigation, will transfer with John Koorevaar to the AKD office in Rotterdam, where they will reinforce the specialist group dealing with Traffic, Insurance and Trade.

The office is currently located on the Apollolaan in Amsterdam. In approximately two months' time, a merger will take place with the AKD offices  in Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

With approximately 230 lawyers and civil-law notaries, AKD is one of the largest legal service providers in the Netherlands.  The office supports its clients, on the basis of a full service concept, in almost all areas of law, providing top quality services with a personal approach. AKD has offices in Amsterdam, Breda, Eindhoven, Rotterdam and Brussels.

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