Naomi Dempsey is a member of Houthoff’s Employment & Pensions team and Supreme Court Litigation team. She has experience with all aspects of employment law and civil litigation, in particular in relation to preparing and conducting Supreme Court proceedings concerning employment law, employer liability, medical liability, procedural law, and the statute of limitation. Naomi is a member of the Dutch Association of Civil Cassation Lawyers.
Qualifications & Experience
- M.Jur. (Oxford University)
- LL.M. Civil Law (Leiden University)
Houthoff successfully represented Nationale Nederlanden (NN) in proceedings that were brought by the foundation Vereniging Woekerpolis.nl in relation to investment-linked insurance offered by NN. The court ruled that generally speaking NN had provided sufficient information on costs and premiums. It thus concurred with NN’s position that the provision of information to customers should be assessed against the regulations and system of standards that applied when the investment-linked insurance was offered. The court dismissed all of Vereniging Woekerpolis’s claims.
Houthoff is representing an air cargo carrier in several proceedings in its defence against an accumulated number of cartel damages claims submitted by claim vehicles Equilib, EWD, and Stichting Cartel Compensation (SCC) as follow-on to the alleged air cargo cartel. In 2010 and 2017, the European Commission issued fines totalling almost EUR 800 million to 11 airlines for participating in an air cargo cartel with regard to surcharges for over a six year period.
Houthoff represented Colfax in the USD 860 million sale of the Dutch portion of its fluid handling business to CIRCOR International, Inc.
The client is a leading diversified industrial technology company that provides gas- and fluid-handling and fabrication technology products and services to customers around the world under the brands, Howden, Colfax Fluid Handling and ESAB.