Our people

Machteld de Monchy


  • Profession
    Advocaat, admitted to the Bar in the Netherlands in 2008
  • Expertise
    Arbitration, Litigation
  • Languages
    Dutch, English
  • Education
    University of Utrecht


Machteld is partner in our Litigation group, specialises in litigation and has particular expertise in mass claims and follow-on damages litigation. She acts on behalf of national and international companies in all types of litigation and has broad experience at all levels of the judiciary in the Netherlands, including the Supreme Court.


Machteld’s recent work includes advising:

  • DAF Trucks in a large number of follow-on damages proceedings following the EC decision imposing EUR 3 billion fines on European truck manufacturers;
  • Airbnb in several proceedings related guest service fees;
  • TenneT in follow-on proceedings in relation to the GIS-cartel;
  • the Group companies of Yukos Oil, (formerly Russia’s largest oil company), in proceedings about the preservation and recovery of assets following the Russian Federation’s illegitimate expropriation of Yukos Oil.


Machteld publishes and lectures on Dutch procedural law and is chairwoman of the editorial board of the new journal, Mass Claims.


Machteld was named ‘Legal Woman of the Year, 2018’ by Legal Women and is noted for her “competition litigation expertise” by Legal 500 (2020). After being seconded to the New York law firm Paul, Weiss, Machteld was also awarded The Legal Aid Society’s (US) 2014 Pro Bono Publico Award. Machteld now heads De Brauw’s Pro Bono Practice, which was awarded the ‘European Pro Bono Program of the Year’ Award during the Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards, 2019. She has recently been shortlisted in the category of ‘Outstanding Contribution Award’ for the Chambers’ Europe Awards, 2021.

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