Advocaat | Partner
Paul specialises in corporate, commercial and private international law. His focus lies on complex cross-border disputes, including competition law follow-on litigation, international mass claims, and proceedings concerning shareholder liability. His challenges lie in determining an international strategy in matters where several possible courts may have jurisdiction and foreign parallel proceedings are sometimes already pending. In this context, he advises on motions contesting jurisdiction, cross-border discovery, attachment, and the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. He also focuses on the question of which law applies to bundles of claims or contracts, particularly where strategic possibilities exist on the boundaries of procedural law and substantive law, and on the boundaries of company law and civil law.
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Paul is a member of the Dutch Association for Procedural Law and involved in the Houthoff Incubator Programme, a project that offers promising start-ups reduced-rate legal advice. He has provided private international law courses for the judiciary, and publishes on civil procedural law and private international law. Between 2007 and 2011, Paul conducted Ph.D. research as well as various other research and teaching assignments at Tilburg University, to which he is now affiliated as a research fellow.
Qualifications & Experience
- Ph.D. Civil Procedural Law (Tilburg University) (thesis title: “Sturen met proceskosten. Wie betaalt de prijs van verstorend procesgedrag?” (“Instrumental Cost Shifting: Who Pays the Price for Disruptive Conduct During Proceedings?”)
- LL.M. Research Master's Degree in Law (cum laude) (Tilburg University)
Advised Strik Bedrijven Beheer B.V. on the sale of 75% of the shares in Innovative Taste B.V. to Barentz International B.V.