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Daniella Strik

Partner, Amsterdam

“I have over 20 years’ experience of litigation and arbitration, and am skilled at advising clients on dispute resolution strategies, resulting in the best outcome for their business.”

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

Daniella heads the firm’s dispute resolution practice in the Netherlands. She advises on litigation, including mergers, acquisitions and joint venture disputes, banking litigation and competition disputes, and on commercial arbitrations. She has particular expertise in litigation arising from cartels and is an authority on directors’ duties and liabilities.

Daniella has acted as counsel in arbitrations under, among others, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), United National Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI) rules, as well as in ad hoc proceedings.

In addition to her legal qualification, Daniella has a degree in business economics, enabling her to advise authoritatively on complex calculations of damages in disputed cases.

Work highlights

Daniella has led on many major cases. These include representing:

  • Steinhoff International Holdings N.V. in Dutch shareholder litigation following the announcement of accounting irregularities
  • Unilever Corporate Holdings N.V. in proceedings to squeeze out cumulative preference share holders
  • Mediahuis during Enterprise Chamber proceedings in relation to the TMG take-over battle
  • Ageas (formerly Fortis) in its multibillion Euro disputes with ABN AMRO Bank and the Dutch state following the break-up of the Fortis Group
  • Eureko in an arbitration under the Bilateral Investment Treaty between the states of Netherlands and Poland involving Eureko’s investment in PZU, Poland’s major insurance company, and the multibillion Euro settlement
  • TPSA in Dutch enforcement proceedings of an arbitral award against the Danish Polish Telecommunications Group (DPTG) arising from the installation of an optical fibre network cable in Poland
  • Dutch private enforcement actions launched against Air France over allegations of an air cargo cartel
  • RBS in its defence in an arbitration involving ABN AMRO in relation to the demerger of ABN AMRO following the acquisition by a consortium

Professional experience

Daniella is  a member of the advisory board of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute.

Daniella regularly writes and lectures on litigation and arbitration-related subjects. Her publications include:

“Investment Protection of Sovereign Debt and its Implications on the Future of Investment Law in the EU”, Journal of International Arbitration, April 2012

 

Education and qualifications

Daniella studied law at the University of Utrecht and business economics at Erasmus University, Rotterdam and holds a Ph.D in law from Erasmus University.

She speaks English and Dutch.