Maarten Schenck


Office location
Direct number
+31 20 577 1798
Direct fax
+31 20 577 1775
Mobile number
+31 6 2887 7675

Advocaat, admitted to the Bar in 1985
Partner since
Litigation, Supreme Court litigation, arbitration
Dutch, English
University of Leiden

Maarten Schenck specialises in Supreme Court litigation, covering a wide range of civil law subjects including general liability matters, both contractual and tortious, issues of civil procedure, securities, insolvency and insurance matters. He represents banks, insurance companies, accounting firms and commercial and industrial companies in proceedings before the Supreme Court.

Maarten is also counsel to companies in commercial disputes before the lower courts, in injunction proceedings and in arbitration. He advises clients on matters of general commercial law, civil procedure and pension issues. For many years, he acted for the Netherlands Tax Authorities in tax collection matters, thus gaining a thorough knowledge of attachment of assets, insolvency, and directors’ and officers’ liability.

Recent work includes representing:

  • an insurance company in arbitration proceedings in a dispute on entitlement to a capital increase
  • a life insurance company in proceedings on the termination of a pension and asset management agreement
  • a journalist in proceedings before the Supreme Court in a matter of conflict of human rights
  • a bank (acting as listing agent) in proceedings before the Supreme Court in a class action relating to an IPO.

Maarten is a member of the Dutch Association of Procedural Law. He is also a member of a commission for setting up the bar of lawyers admitted to the Netherlands Supreme Court. Furthermore, he is a member of the board of the foundation publishing the Corpus Iuris Civilis in the Dutch language.

‘Peers highlight Maarten Schenck as an excellent Supreme Court litigator.’ - Chambers Europe

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