Advocaat | Associate
René specialises in handling national and international private law disputes. He has a particular focus on areas such as financial product liability, cartel infringement liability and class action litigation. He represents companies and government institutions in proceedings before the Dutch courts and assists in proceedings that are brought in other jurisdictions. René regularly publishes on matters in which the law of civil procedure plays a central role and he is part of the Houthoff Incubator Team, a programme that offers reduced-rate legal advice to a select group of promising start-ups.
Qualifications & Experience
- Law Firm School
- LL.M. Company Law (cum laude) (Leiden University)
- LL.B. Dutch Law, with a minor in business studies (Leiden University)
- Droit Économique (several master’s modules) (Institut d’études politiques (Sciences Po, Paris))
Defense counsel to Trafigura in class action litigation in the Netherlands against more than 100,000 claimants in Ivory Coast. The team successfully defended the company in proceedings at the Amsterdam District court against a mass claim submitted by a foundation representing thousands of plaintiffs and will continue to defend the company against one other class action.