17 March 2022 / 7:30 - 9:30

Master Class - ESG: introduction to navigating the law as it stands, and where it will be tomorrow

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This Master Class is an introduction to the law in relation to ESG. It is intended for anyone who appreciates an introduction to this field of law, or wants to refresh knowledge of the interplay of the wide range of legislation on point. This session lays the foundation for five further Master Class sessions that will follow this year.

In this session, Dennis Horeman, Casper Nagtegaal and Davine Roessingh will explain the system of the law as is stands in relation to ESG. A good understanding of the theme begins with understanding the mosaic legislation that plays a role. They will explain the interplay between specific parts of existing legislation such as the EU reporting regulations and the EU Taxonomy, as well as specific legislation on ESG related themes such as environmental protection and equal treatment. They will then turn to the interplay between such specific legislation and general rules of Dutch law, such as the stakeholder model in corporate governance and the open standard of unwritten law in Dutch tort law.

The Master Class will close with looking at future legislation expected, including the EU and Dutch initiatives to legislate on sustainable corporate governance.

Date, time and location

This Webinar Master Class will be held on Thursday, 17 March from 08:30 to 10:30 at our Amsterdam office and Friday, 18 March from 08:30 to 10:00 via Microsoft Teams.

Please note that our Master Classes are based on invitation only.


Dennis is a member of the dispute resolution practice and the financial markets regulation practice. He has wide experience in litigation and arbitration in the financial sector. He represents banks and insurers in a wide range of disputes, including the defence against claims for alleged duty of care and misselling. He also represents financial institutions as claimant against other parties. Dennis leads the defence in a wide range of collective litigation matters from financial services, to consumer products, and climate change. He represented Ageas in the most recent court-approved collective settlement in the Netherlands. Dennis is an expert on insurance law. He acts for corporate insureds in complex claims involving product liability, professional liability, D&O liability and fraud.
Davine specialises in complex cross-expertise disputes, often with an multi-jurisdictional angle. Since 2011, she has advised clients on commercial and corporate matters often relating to complex contracts, M&A and ESG matters. Davine has acted as counsel in proceedings before state courts in different types of proceedings, including class actions and inquiry proceedings. She also regularly litigates under the rules of various arbitration institutes such as the ICC. She further has notable experience in execution and enforcement proceedings relating to attachments and injunctions. Davine previously worked in De Brauw’s Corporate practice and advised on acquisitions, disposals and controlled auctions and was seconded to the London magic circle firm Slaughter and May where she worked on ESG-matters before the Construction and Technology Court.
Casper represents clients in complex business transactions and advises them on general corporate and governance matters. Casper has significant experience in assisting companies listed in the Netherlands or elsewhere with the corporate law aspects of domestic or cross-border transactions, spin-offs and securities offerings.

16 March 2022

7:30 - 9:30

17 March 2022

7:30 - 9:00

Please note that our Master Classes are invitation only.