Clifford Chance welcomes litigation partner Dirk-Jan Duynstee from Spigt Litigators – Leading international law firm Clifford Chance welcomes Dirk-Jan Duynstee into its litigation & dispute resolution practice in Amsterdam. Dirk-Jan will join the practice as a lateral partner from Spigt Litigators (formerly Spigthoff) on 1 December 2012.

Managing Partner Bas Boris Visser: “Dirk-Jan is known in the market as a talented and creative litigator who is dedicated to his clients. His clients particularly praise his strategic approach. We are delighted to have him on board. Our litigation practice has grown substantially over the past few years and is one of the key focus areas for Clifford Chance. With the arrival of Dirk-Jan we have a great opportunity to grow our litigation practice even further.”

Dirk-Jan Duynstee specialises in corporate and securities litigation, including post M&A disputes, public take-over disputes, shareholder disputes and squeeze out proceedings, and has experience in general commercial litigation. After having worked as a management trainee at VNU, Dirk-Jan worked for Clifford Chance between 2003 and 2006 (Corporate and Finance & Capital Markets practices). In 2006 he joined Spigthoff where he became a partner in 2010. Duynstee graduated in 2000 with a Dutch law degree from the University of Utrecht and he passed a post academic course at Grotius Academy in 2010. He is a member of the Dutch Association of Corporate Litigation (VCL) and the Dutch Association of Securities Law (VVER).

Dirk-Jan Duynstee comments on his move: “I see great opportunities for personal growth and development at Clifford Chance with its excellent reputation and client base. Also the international nature of the practice truly inspires me. I am very pleased to become part of the team.”

Jeroen Ouwehand, Amsterdam Litigation and Dispute Resolution lead partner: “The arrival of Dirk-Jan is an important step in the further expansion of our litigation practice in the Netherlands. The combination of his experience as a successful litigator and his Corporate and Capital Markets training during his years at Clifford Chance will be of great advantage.”

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