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Paul Olden Partner

Paul Olden specialises in corporate and securities (multi party) litigation, including M&A litigation, shareholder disputes, minority shareholder squeeze-out proceedings, directors' liability disputes and inquiry proceedings before the Enterprise Court of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal. He advises on deal structures with a view to minimising litigation risks. His expertise also includes internal investigations.

Paul represented:

  • Cygne, in ICC-arbitration and in summary proceedings against COFCO about the acquisition of Nidera;
  • CRH, in Enterprise Court proceedings initiated by Bricorama, about the sale of Van Neerbos Groep (Gamma, Karwei);
  • PZEM in a number of proceedings against former joint-venture partner S'Energy;
  • BumaStemra, in an internal investigation;
  • ADS Securities, in Enterprise Court proceedings against Lars Windhorst's Sapinda; 
  • Soccer Club ADO Den Haag, in Enterprise Court proceedings against its majority shareholder;
  • Mylan, while successfully fending off Teva's hostile offer;
  • Dockwise, while making her bid for Fairstar and in litigation against former management;
  • DELTA, in litigation about the contemplated sale by Essent of its stake in the only Dutch nuclear plant Borssele to RWE;
  • ArcelorMittal, in litigation against certain hedge funds about the terms of ArcelorMittal's cross-border merger;
  • Randstad/Vedior, in connection with a global settlement under the WCAM;
  • ABN AMRO, in the Enterprise Court proceedings initiated by the small shareholders' pressure group VEB and the Labour Unions regarding the sale of LaSalle and the RBS Consortium's bid;
  • Mittal Steel, in summary proceedings against ThyssenKrupp in connection with Mittal Steel's bid for Arcelor;
  • the Special Committee of Versatel, after the bid of Tele2;
  • The Municipality of Amsterdam, in a dispute in connection with its shareholding in Schiphol Airport;
  • Air France in proceedings surrounding its bid for KLM.

Paul graduated in 1995 from Leiden University, became an attorney in 1995, joined NautaDutilh in April 2003 and became a partner on 1 January 2006. He is a CEDR Accredited Mediator.

Paul regularly teaches and publishes on corporate law matters.

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