Litigation at the highest level and De Brauw have been synonymous since 1871 because it requires specialist legal skills and a detailed and rigorous approach: legally and strategically. We handle Supreme Court litigation in all areas of civil and administrative law, in particular corporate litigation, class actions, employment, and intellectual property.
A curious critique of the status quo
As public opinion changes, the law often follows. What happens in society is highly relevant in Supreme Court cases. A constant critique of the status quo is at the core of our litigators' approach. This curiosity and 360 degrees' perspective has led to us soliciting many ground-breaking decisions from the Dutch Supreme Court.
Strategic oversight, from the ground up
If we take on the case, we act as the client’s Supreme Court counsel throughout the appeal, working in close consultation with the lawyers who handled the matter during the fact-finding stages. It may be that in some cases we may also get involved when the matter is still before the lower courts, if an appeal to the Supreme Court is being contemplated / anticipated. Therefore, we typically begin with an assessment of our client’s options for appealing an unfavourable decision of a lower court, or their opportunities to successfully defend it.
We can help you weigh your options and decide. We will scan the matter to highlight where the possible points of appeal are, indicate any potential defence(s), and comment on your likelihood of success.