Sebastiaan van Dam

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Sebastiaan van Dam completed his masters Private Law and Corporate Law at Universiteit Utrecht in 2018. Prior to this Sebastiaan van Dam was active as an all-round consultant for a number of years, assisting both national and international clients in various projects.

Sebastiaan van Dam joined BarentsKrans at the end of 2018 where he advises and litigates on a wide range of commercial and corporate law matters, both on a national and international level.

Sebastiaan van Dam is known for his practical and down-to-earth way of acting and communicating. Clients have indicated that Sebastiaan van Dam is a pleasant ‘sparring’ partner.

Professional activities

  • Co-author of Sdu Commentaar Burgerlijk Procesrecht (written commentary on the Dutch Code of Civil Procedure)
  • Member of the Young Litigation Lawyers’ Association (Vereniging Jonge Procesadvocaten)
  • Member of the Corporate Litigation Association (Vereniging Corporate Litigation)

Work experience

  • Consultant (2012 – 2018)
  • YoungStudentDesign, co-founder and director (2008 – 2012)


  • Universiteit Utrecht, Master Private Law (2017 – 2018)
  • Universiteit Utrecht, Master Corporate Law (2017 – 2018)
  • Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Bachelor Law (2014 – 2017)
  • Universiteit Utrecht, Master International Business and Economics (2012 – 2013)

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On 24 November 2020, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the German hotel Wikingerhof, which used the platform, may bring proceedings based on an abuse of a dominant position before the courts of Germany, although defendant was domiciled in the Netherlands. The decision stems from the questions of the German referring
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