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Jeroen Ouwehand

Managing Partner, Amsterdam

Clifford Chance, Amsterdam
Practice area Regulatory enforcement & white collar, Litigation & dispute resolution, M&A corporate
Sector Banks, Telecommunications, media & technology, Energy & resources, Oil & gas
Tel +31207119130

Jeroen Ouwehand

Managing Partner, Amsterdam

Jeroen Ouwehand heads up the firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice in Amsterdam and Continental Europe, as well as being the Office Managing Partner for Amsterdam. Jeroen is also a member of the Clifford Chance International Arbitration group.

Jeroen specialises in financial, commercial and corporate litigation and arbitration. Jeroen has ample experience in acting in cross border disputes and has also been involved in numerous regulatory investigations driven by Dutch or foreign regulators. While he has experience across many industries and sectors, he has particular expertise in the financial and oil & gas sectors.

Relevant experience

  • Acted for Barclays in the hg profile litigation in connection with the takeover of ABN AMRO Bank N.V.
  • Acts for the Russian company Promneftstroy - a company majority owned by, until recently, Renaissance Capital and VR Capital - in high profile litigation in the legal aftermath of the bankruptcy of Yukos Oil Company (once one of the world's largest non-state oil companies). P romneftstroy purchased substantial assets out of the Yukos Oil bankruptcy. The validity of this sale is being disputed before the Dutch courts by former senior executives of Yukos Oil on the basis that the bankruptcy of Yukos Oil is alleged to have been in breach of Dutch public Order.
  • Acts for Bank of America Merrill Lynch in a prospectus liability case relating to a rights issue by Fortis in 2007. This EUR€13.4 billion share issue by Fortis, which was underwritten by BAML, was at the time the largest capital raising ever in Europe.  

Career and qualifications

  • University of Leiden (Law) 1989
  • Joined Clifford Chance 1992
  • Admitted as an advocaat in Netherlands 1992
  • Partner since 2000
  • Speaks Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish

Professional bodies

  • Member of the Vereniging Corporate Litigation
  • Member of the Vereniging Corporate Mediation
  • Member of the legal committee of the American Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the board of Sport & Zaken

Awards and citations

  • Jeroen Ouwehand leads the group and "always knows how to find the winning argument" report clients 
    Chambers Europe 2011 – The Netherlands – Dispute Resolution
  • "A keen lawyer able to see a case from a number of angles"
    Chambers Global 2011 – The Netherlands – Dispute Resolution
  • "Sensible and pragmatic litigator"
    Chambers Global 2007 – The Netherlands – Dispute Resolution
  • "Practice head Jeroen Ouwehand is recommended"
    Legal 500 - 2010

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