Martijn van Maanen
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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“Co-practice head Martijn van Maanen is leading advice to several hundred claimant corporations, including HP, Unilever and Novartis, in the high-profile air cargo cartel class action.” – Legal 500, Top Tier, 2021
“Martijn van Maanen is acknowledged by commentators for advising claimants on cartel follow-on damages claims, one characterising him as “well known for collective redress.” – Chambers Europe, 2021
“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
- Lecturer for Grotius, Insolad, Kluwer and other professional organisations on directors’ liability and parent liability