Martijn van Maanen

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Martijn van Maanen heads the corporate litigation practice group. His practice covers the full spectrum of corporate and commercial disputes, including M&A, antitrust damages, fraud on the market, parent and directors’ liability, and insolvency. Most of his work involves multiple jurisdictions. His international client base includes large corporates, banks and executives. Many US and UK law firms seek him out as litigation counsel for complex disputes.

Martijn has ample experience in class actions and mass damages cases for claimants and defendants, such as Actuaris v Stichting Polishouders Vie d’Or (insolvency of an insurer), New South Wales Government v James Hardie (establishment of an asbestos compensation fund) and Clara Wichmann v the State of the Netherlands (the SGP case).

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Martijn van Maanen regularly acts for claimants on class actions, including cartel damages claims. Appreciative clients describe him as “smart and pragmatic,” adding that he has “good insight into what it takes for a claimant’s case to succeed.” Van Maanen also advises on bankruptcy cases. – Chambers Global & Europe 2020

Clients describe him as a “formidable advocate who provides sensible, pragmatic advice based on a wealth of experience.”.Chambers Global & Europe 2019

Professional activities

Lecturer for Grotius, Insolad, Kluwer and other professional organisations on directors’ liability and parent liability

News and publications

New development in litigation against Heineken and its Greek subsidiary

In one of the most prominent abuse of dominance cases pending in the Netherlands, the Amsterdam Court of Appeal last week reversed a judgment of the Amsterdam District Court. In 2017 Macedonian Thrace Brewery (MTB) commenced proceedings against Heineken N.V. and its Greek subsidiary Athenian Brewery (AB) for abuse of dominance in the Greek beer
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