William Schonewille

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E: william.schonewille@barentskrans.nl
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William has been practising law since 1996 and had been a partner at BarentsKrans since 2001. William is a specialist in the field of financial litigation. He acts on behalf of investors and consumers as well as for financial institutions. William has extensive experience in complex litigation, both on an individual as class action basis. He is reputed for his work in high-profile class action litigation cases in banking and securities law, such as Via Claim, Leaseverlies (share leasing schemes) and most recently Verliespolis (information and costload of unit-linked life insurance). William also advises on the development of new financial products. William joined the board of BarentsKrans in 2006 and was managing partner from January 2008 to December 2013.

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He is described by one source as someone who is “very on top of the details” and “has a good litigation spirit,” while his good “understanding of the merits of financial products” also proves useful to clients in contentious matters relating to that field. – Chambers Global & Europe, 2018

One source remarks: “In financial disputes, William Schonewille is very good, very bright and very quick.” – Chambers Global, 2017

Clients describe him as proactive, quick, and able to think outside of the box and come up with new and fresh approaches when needed.” – Chambers Global & Europe, 2016

Professional activities

Member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee Woonkracht10, Zwijndrecht
Member of the Supervisory Board HWW Zorg, The Hague
Lecturer Master of Financial Planning, Erasmus University, Rotterdam
Lecturer Certified Compliance Officer NIBE SVV, Amsterdam
Lecturer Business Valuation Rotterdam School of Management, Rotterdam
Member of the Vereniging voor Financieel Recht
Member of the Vereniging Handelsrecht
Member of the Nederlandse Juristen Vereniging
Member of the Vereniging Corporate Litigation

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