Jan Willem de Groot

Jan Willem de Groot

Advocaat | Partner


+31 20 605 69 62
+31 6 1851 6628






Jan Willem specialises in corporate and commercial litigation, with a focus on acquisition disputes, shareholder disputes, inquiry proceedings at the Enterprise Chamber and liability proceedings. He is a litigator and advises companies and national and international investment companies in complex proceedings often involving multiple jurisdictions. Jan Willem, among other things, led the team in the Elliott/AkzoNobel case. He is a lecturer at the Law Firm School, and a member of the Dutch Corporate Litigation Association and the Dutch Association for Procedural Law. Jan Willem also frequently publishes and speaks on topics related to corporate litigation.


  • Lex Mundi Cross-Border Dispute Resolution
  • Lex Mundi Foundation Management
  • Grotius Academy specialisation course on Corporate Structures
  • Private Law (University of Groningen)
  • Advised OSX Brasil S.A. and its Dutch subsidiaries. on the restructuring of their consolidated debt of over US$ 2.5 billion, including representing the OSX companies in various litigation matters in the Netherlands as well as coordinating litigation abroad. The team worked also on the debt restructuring of OSX 3, the USD 450 million bond structure and the syndicated debt of USD 850 million.
  • V&D was a landmark brand of high street located department stores (63 stores) in the Netherlands and was founded in 1887. Houthoff advised the company in a wide array of matters, including the restructuring of its debt, and representing the company in several high profile litigation matters related to real estate and labour law.