Job van Hooff

Job is a member of our commercial litigation practice group, specialising in liability, security rights, and restructuring.

Job advises and litigates on complex matters, often relating to situations in an international context or to situations of financial distress. In each case, he works closely with his clients guiding them through any complexities.

He regularly teaches and publishes on subjects of liability, including directors’ liability, security rights and bankruptcy law.

Job has a master’s in law from Tilburg University.

  • Languages: Dutch, English, French, German
  • Admitted to the Amsterdam Bar: 2004

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31.03.2017 EU law
The end of pre-packs? EU Advocate General: automatic transfer of employees in case of a pre-pack

Short Reads - On 29 March 2017, Advocate General Mengozzi rendered his opinion to the EU Court of Justice in the landmark case regarding the Estro pre-packed bankruptcy. Advocate General Mengozzi opines that a pre-pack does not fall under the exception to the EU Directive on transfer of undertakings, so that all rights and obligations of employees of the bankrupt transferor of an undertaking are automatically transferred to the transferee in case of a sale through a pre-pack. If the EU Court of Justice follows this opinion, this would probably mean the end of pre-packs as we currently know them.

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07.10.2015 NL law
Liability for loss of chance: a low hurdle

Short Reads - In a recent judgment, the Dutch Supreme Court rendered an important decision on the way courts should deal with liability for loss of chance. The judgment shows that once it is established that the loss of chance was caused by a breach of contract or an act in tort, the hurdle to overcome for a claim for damages resulting from loss of a chance is rather low. In this case, the Supreme Court stated that, unless it becomes immediately clear that the lost chance would have been nil or very small, a lower court is obliged to determine the damages if necessary by means of an estimate.

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