Pels Rijcken performed strongly in the Chambers Global 2021 and we are proud to share our accomplishments. Our Dispute Resolution practice renewed its Band 1 ranking, with Willem Heemskerk as Band 1 and lead partner. Hans van Wijk is again referenced ‘Foreign expert for the Dutch Caribbean’. Martijn Scheltema, belonging to the world’s top lawyers in Business Human Rights, renewed his Band 1 ranking at a global level. Additionally, Sikke Kingma successfully held his Band 3 ranking in IP. We are delighted to share what our clients say:
Willem Heemskerk is described by interviewees as "an excellent lawyer who has a sharp and bright mind." He represents defendants from the transport and banking sectors in class actions. A client lauds him as an "excellent advocate who is very strong strategically."
Hans van Wijk is a highly regarded Supreme Court litigator, with notable experience of matters involving the Dutch Caribbean. One interviewee enthuses: "His legal advice when it comes to litigation in the Dutch Caribbean is indispensable."
Hailed as "a top constitutional lawyer in the Netherlands," Martijn Scheltema of Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn N.V. is a prominent figure in the business and human rights space. He advises advises various state departments on human rights-related policy and legislation. In addition to establishing binding dispute resolution mechanisms, he also represents the Dutch state in high-profile appeals before the Supreme Court. A source says that "the depth of his knowledge is phenomenal," adding: "He is an absolute delight to work, with a very solid, strong legal brain."
Sikke Kingma assists international corporates and state bodies with IP disputes before the Supreme Court. Clients appreciate his work in the court of cassation, one observing that "his Supreme Court advice was of stellar quality, thorough and covering all the angles."
Please find our Chambers Global 2021 rankings and credentials here.