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Stonewater B.V
Emmalaan 20
1075 AV
Netherlands

Netherlands > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 5

Fielding specialists in corporate and commercial litigation, Stonewater B.V assists clients with financial, tax and business mandates. Co-founder Bart Zandbergen is a cassation lawyer at the Dutch Supreme Court, and represents multinational companies in the district courts and court of appeal in acquisition, financing arrangement and corporate disputes between shareholders, and tax matters. Fellow founding partner Marc van Rijswijk acts for professionals such as directors and lawyers in liability and corporate disputes before the Enterprise Chamber of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal and the Dutch civil court.

Practice head(s):

Bart Zandbergen; Marc van Rijswijk

Other key lawyers:

Jechiël Evers; Jelger de Boer; Sebastiaan Lubberhuizen; Heleen de Bruijn

Key clients

Heredium Facility

Vert Asia

Weaver

Stichting ‘t Kastheel

Stichting de Zaanse Schans

Giebros Technics Operations

International Strategies Group

Kempenaer Holdings

DM Real Estate Investments

Laybour Investments

FPA Capital

Tribecca Advocaten

Ax Advocaten

AVG Holding

Groene Ridder

Cool Bear

Endymion Amsterdam

Global Connect

C.H. Scholtus

Work highlights

  • Represented Heredium Facility in legal proceedings on whether the Dutch or the Irish court is competent and applicable in claims relating to fraudulent misrepresentation.
  • Represented Vert Asia in legal proceedings in claims for damages incurred by an Asian factory due to breach of contract and tort.
  • Represented Weaver in joint legal proceedings against a law firm for damages due to breach of professional duty of care.

Stonewater is a law firm specialized in corporate and commercial litigation as well as in M&A transactions. Stonewater stands for solid solutions, solutions that last. Its lawyers are trained to not merely have excellent knowledge on the legal issues, but also to have an eye for financial, tax and business issues. As such, the solutions found are more complete, longer lasting and are more valuable for clients. Because all lawyers of Stonewater are also active in M&A transactions, they have an eye for making profitable deals (settlements) in litigation as well and Stonewater lawyers know with their litigation experience how to finalise deals through solid litigation-proof contracts. Furthermore, Stonewater is known for its in-depth legal knowledge and usually the court verdicts are in line with Stonewater’s prior estimates, making it easier for clients to assess beforehand whether or not to settle or to initiate or continue litigation. Regularly, parties or even lawyers of other firms having lost in prior instance engage Stonewater for the appeal procedure or cassation procedure with the Supreme Court, because of Stonewater’s legal knowledge and ability to find better legal angles.

Areas of expertise

Commercial disputes: Interpretation of agreements, professional liability, guarantee/surety/mutual liability issues and the like are customary litigation issues for Stonewater.

Corporate disputes: Stonewater solves and litigates on a wide range of corporate disputes, including among other shareholder disputes, director liabilities, near-bankruptcies and annual account issues.

Enterprise Chamber proceedings: Marc van Rijswijk heads the Enterprise Chamber practice and acts for both plaintiff and defendant on issues like controversies between board, shareholders and/or supervisory board as well as corporate governance issues and mismanagement.

M&A and financing disputes and restructurings: With Bart Zandbergen’s 15+ years of experience as a partner of a well-known private equity firm, Stonewater knows the tricks of the trade when it comes to M&A and finance. Stonewater both litigates on such issues, but especially in case of more complex or litigious cases also provides M&A and finance transaction services itself. Unlike most other law firms, Stonewater has first-hand experience in financial, fiscal and business aspects and hence brings solutions optimal in all aspects and not just solutions that may be legally sound but not beneficial overall.

Supreme Court proceedings: Bart Zandbergen heads the cassation practice as he is entitled to litigate before the Dutch Supreme Court. This in-depth legal knowledge is also used for all other Stonewater litigation and M&A services.

Department Name Email Telephone
Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Bart Zandbergen bzandbergen@stonewater.nl +31 (0)20-20 90 800
Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Marc van Rijswijk mvanrijswijk@stonewater.nl +31 (0)20-20 90 800
Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Jelger de Boer jdeboer@stonewater.nl +31 (0)20-20 90 800
Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Heleen de Bruijn hdebruijn@stonewater.nl +31 (0)20-20 90 800
Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Jechiël Evers jevers@stonewater.nl +31 (0)20-20 90 800
Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Gilles van Toor gvantoor@stonewater.nl +31 (0)20-20 90 800
Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Marcus Schreel mschreel@stonewater.nl +31 (0)20-20 90 800
Photo Name Position Profile
Jechiël Evers photo Mr Jechiël Evers Lawyer, at the Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation department
Marcus Schreel photo Mr Marcus Schreel Paralegal, at the Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation department
Bart Zandbergen photo Mr Bart Zandbergen Partner, Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation
Jelger de Boer photo Mr Jelger de Boer Lawyer, at the Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation department
Heleen de Bruijn photo Ms Heleen de Bruijn Lawyer, at the Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation department
Marc van Rijswijk photo Mr Marc van Rijswijk Partner, Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation
Gilles van Toor photo Mr Gilles van Toor Paralegal, at the Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation department
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