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Dirk-Jan Duynstee

Dirk-Jan Duynstee


Dirk-Jan Duynstee

Dirk-Jan Duynstee specialises in corporate and securities litigation, including post M&A disputes, public take-over disputes, shareholder disputes and squeeze out proceeding, and has experience in general commercial litigation and in insolvency litigation.

Dirk-Jan often acts before the Enterprise Chamber and is a member of our global risk leadership team.

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  • Representing various (minority) shareholders in proceedings regarding private equity investments, disputes related to exits, information rights, (the meaning of) shareholders' agreements and directors' liability
  • Representing board of directors in bankruptcy situations
  • Acting for financial institutions in proceedings relating to the duty of care
  • Representing various hedge funds in activist campaigns, public offer situations and squeeze-out proceedings
  • Advising private equity firms in relation to a disputes with fellow shareholders regarding an exit

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Contact details

Career and qualifications

  • University of Utrecht (Law) 2000
  • Admitted as an advocaat in Netherlands 2003
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2003
  • Spigthoff 2006
  • Partner at Spigt Litigators (formerly Spighthoff) 2010
  • Rejoined Clifford Chance as a Partner 2012

Professional bodies

  • Dutch Association of Corporate Litigation
  • Dutch Association of Securities Law

Awards and citations

  • The "super experienced" Dirk-Jan Duynstee "stays calm and fully in control, goes the extra mile" and is "really a safe pair of hands," according to clients. He acts for clients on financial disputes and bankruptcies. His clients include governmental bodies and financial institutions.
    Chambers Europe 2020
  • Dirk-Jan is described as "technically very strong, and also a commercial and practical lawyer"
    Chambers Europe 2019