Mr Daan Beenders > Van Doorne > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Van Doorne
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Dispute Resolution, Court Litigation


Daan is a senior litigation partner and heads Van Doorne’s litigation team. He specializes in liability law, procedural law and mass claims. Before joining Van Doorne, Daan was a litigation partner with De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek. He worked for De Brauw for 20 years and was one of the lead partners within the commercial litigation and mass claims group of the firm.

Daan has represented leading corporations and multinationals in both jurisdictional and multi-jurisdictional complex commercial litigation and class actions and has advised a broad spectrum of clients on all kind of liability issues. He has been involved as lead counsel in numerous landmark litigation cases in the Netherlands.

Daan also serves as a deputy judge in the District Court of Noord-Holland and regularly lectures and publishes on liability, contract law, procedural law and mass claims.

His work has won him the ILO’s Client Choice Award for best Litigation lawyer in the Netherlands. Furthermore, Daan and his team have been ranked tier 1 in the Legal 500 EMEA and Chambers for many years and Daan is recommended there as key lawyer.


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Netherlands > Dispute resolution: class actions

(Firms to watch)

The addition of former De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek partner Daan Beenders as co-head of Van Doorne‘s dispute resolution group has further bolstered the firm’s growing class actions practice.

Netherlands > Industry focus: retail

Van Doorne fields a team of ‘high level professionals’ when taking on retail matters, and was able to expand its team with the arrival from De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek of Daan Beenders and his team in October 2022 to head the firm’s litigation practice, assisting the retail team with matters ranging from non-performance to product recalls. On the non-contentious front, the group advises national and international retailers, investors and distributors on real estate, logistics and distribution and e-commerce. Lisette Bieleveld leads the team, handling litigation in the realms of consumer and liability law. Willem van der Ven specialises in contractual matters, assisting with the drafting and negotiating of distribution, franchising and cooperation deals, in addition to taking on related litigation.

Netherlands > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

Van Doorne‘s sizeable dispute resolution practice, led by litigator Daan Beenders, is a leader for high-profile domestic cases and cross-border disputes. The team handles insurance and professional liability litigation, including post-M&A disputes, and frequently handles shareholder claims and disputes between management and works councils before the Enterprise Chamber of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal. Beenders has a stellar track record in class actions – and has recently been involved in a number of multibillion-euro class action claims – and liability cases. Joost Volkers was promoted to partner in January 2023, expanding the firm’s financial, restructuring and insolvency litigation capabilities at senior level. Sjoerd Kamerbeek is a go-to for shareholder and governance disputes, as well as acting in class actions and cases before the Enterprise Chamber. Commercial litigator Lisette Bieleveld is an expert in civil contract and liability litigation, and also possesses specific expertise in cases involving the food and pharmaceutical industries. Simone Hoogeveen acts largely for accounting firms in civil and disciplinary proceedings. Described as ‘pragmatic‘ and ‘skilful‘, civil liability expert Jasper Leedekerken and corporate investigations specialist Vanessa Liem are also a key members of the practice.