Davine is an all-round litigator with an extensive track record in complex disputes, often with a technical or international angle. She has over a decade of experience in advising clients and litigating on their behalf before Dutch courts and arbitral tribunals (ICC, NAI, LCIA, UNCITRAL, etc.). Davine handles commercial and corporate matters that are crucial to our clients, often relating to the financial sector, large transactions, or governance and stakeholder issues. Davine is also highly experienced in dealing with execution and enforcement proceedings, attachments and injunctions, litigation funding issues, and various types of discovery processes.

In addition, Davine heads De Brauw's Climate and Sustainability Group, which is a cross-expertise working group of lawyers from several practice areas. Davine is highly knowledgeable on ESG-regulation, such as the CSRD and CSDDD. In this context, Davine has specific expertise in climate transition planning from a mitigation and adaptation perspective and climate scenario application. She regularly speaks and publishes on these topics and contributes to the Oxford University Net Zero Regulation and Policy Hub. In addition, Davine regularly advises on sustainability and value chain management, and on reporting and related greenwashing risks.

Davine lectures on international arbitration law at VU Amsterdam and was seconded to London magic circle firm Slaughter & May in 2018.

Davine's recent experience includes advising:

  • Defending former SNS REAAL in inquiry proceedings against investors VEB and others before the Dutch Enterprise Chamber following the SNS REAAL's nationalisation in 2013, and in ancillary proceedings.
  • Defending a foreign investor in a takeover attempt launched by a co-investor on investments in the Venezuelan oil sector.
  • Defending Sunweb in summary proceedings and emergency appeal, regarding the takeover of Corendon.
  • Representing SeeCubic and investors in proceedings against a former business partner relating to the ownership of assets.
  • Defending Rabobank in class actions about interest rate swaps, and in related individual actions.
  • Representing GasTerra in several multi-million price-revision arbitrations against buyers under long- term gas sales agreements.
  • Representing KMG on EUR 200 million post-M&A arbitration and follow-on proceedings against the heirs of a Romanian oligarch.

Clearly beats competitors in professionalism, preparedness, power of argumentation, alertness, tactics and thorough appreciation and understanding of the issues at stake.

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  • Profession

    Advocaat, admitted to the Bar in the Netherlands in 2011

  • Languages

    Dutch, English

  • Education

    University of Amsterdam, LL.M

  • Additional positions

    Lecturer in International Arbitration Law at VU, University of Amsterdam

    Guest lecturer at Grotius Specialisatieopleiding Vennootschaps- en Ondernemingsrecht

    Member of the ESG sub-committee of the IBA Arbitration Committee

    Member of Vereniging Corporate Litigation

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