Aggressive when called for, and more relaxed where lenience is felt to serve the end result better.

Legal proceedings, sometimes, are unavoidable. It is a case of ‘drawing a line in the sand’. Our clients want a result, not a surprise. They want a result that meets their expectations. A ruling or settlement that allows them to return their attention to their business. That is why we tailor our approach to the situation. Aggressive when called for, and more relaxed where lenience is felt to serve the end result better.

NautaDutilh has the largest litigation practice of all law firms in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. We have, as our rankings testify, nationally and internationally recognised specialists in all areas of law. Our lawyers act for corporate and financial clients, whether representing the plaintiff or the defendant. We represent clients in all tiers of the judicial system; the district court, high court, the Supreme Court as well as in the national and international arbitration systems.

Cases we handle include transactions; directors', officers' and other professionals' liability; intellectual property; insurance issues; commercial contracts; restructurings within and outside bankruptcy and mass litigation (class action). In each of these areas we combine extensive experience with in-depth knowledge. Our international orientation provides us with the tools and understanding required to meet the expectations of our foreign and domestic clients and bridge any differences in (legal) culture.

  • Quality requires commitment

    The quality of our lawyers is visible in the quality of our work. It is the quality of the professional that enables us to get the most out of a case. Quality may appear to be self-evident, but it is not. Real quality requires a sincere commitment and a respect for the law. Both qualities are reflected in the leading role that our lawyers play in the study of law, specialist associations, legislative committees and education. We are continually involved in preparing and formulating new laws. It is this aspect of our work that makes us creative, particularly in finding solutions to challenging cases.

  • Practise areas
    • Arbitration/ BIT
    • Internal investigations
    • Financial litigation
    • Restructuring & insolvency
    • Tax litigation
    • Intellectual property
    • Professional liability
    • Mass Litigation/ Class action & collective settlements
    • Officers' liability
    • Mediation/ ADR
    • Administrative litigation
    • Fraud & white collar crime-related litigation
    • Board room counseling
    • Telecom, Media & Technology litigation
    • Supreme court litigation
    • Transaction-related litigation
    • Commercial disputes & contract litigation
    • Real estate & infrastructure litigation
    • Competition
    • Insurance & Liability
    • Corporate litigation 
    • EU Litigation (CJEU and General Court of the EU)
    • ESG & human rights litigation
  • What others say
    • "The NautaDutilh team makes things very easy and has a broad range of expertise: they are all very knowledgeable and strong litigators."
      Chambers Global 2023
    • "The team looks for the best outcome for the client."
      Chambers Global 2023
    • "My go-to firm in the Netherlands. This is a firm that can hold its own among the world’s largest and most prestigious law firms. The disputes team is outstanding from the most senior down. Excellent lawyers providing an excellent service. They are also great collaborators."
      The Legal 500 2023
    • "Very agile and responsive. Unlike many other law firms, they have always prioritised work above billing. I have appreciated their efforts very much for what started out as a dispute impossible to solve amicably. We did not go to court, and we were satisfied with the end result. I believe NautaDutilh’s approach to focus on people and their strong dialogue with the lawyers of the other party were very important for the case."
      The Legal 500 2023

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