The litigation practice concerns litigation before both (civil) courts and administrative courts. We also conduct (construction) arbitration (NAI (Architecture Institute), RvA (Council for Accreditation)) on a regular basis and we are involved in various forms of alternative dispute settlement, such as binding opinions and mediation. Our Of Counsels, both of whom have been judges, are often appointed as an arbitrator on the basis of their specific expertise and years of experience.
Sometimes, legal proceedings cannot be avoided. We have all the knowledge and skills to obtain an optimum result for our clients. This may vary from a prohibition to award a tender in interlocutory proceedings, which requires urgent intervention, to complex proceedings, where damages are claimed on the basis of implementation errors in a building project. Often, we are appointed in an early stage of an (imminent) dispute. In such case, we advise the client on the correct strategy in order to be optimally prepared should proceedings follow.
The liability and insurance practice takes a prominent place within the litigation practice. This is especially the case for the professional liability of professional service providers, such as notaries, tax consultants, lawyers and real estate agents. Directors’ liability is also a regularly recurring issue. In this area, we work, amongst others, on behalf of a number of large insurance companies and insurance brokers.