Branda Katan

I am Branda Katan Litigation and Dispute Resolution specialist

Branda Katan

Branda is dedicated to every case. Delving deep into the facts she ensures no argument is missed allowing her to anticipate steps from the other party. 

Her field of work includes contractual disputes, fraud and the liability of directors and professional service firms, with a special focus on the consequences that failing internal communication, IT systems and flows of information can have for the contractual and tortious liability of companies. She has acted in a broad spectrum of cases comprising industrial accidents, failed acquisitions, bank insolvencies and disputes between investors.

Branda holds a law degree from VU University Amsterdam, a philosophy degree from University College London and a philosophy degree from the University of Amsterdam. In 2017 she obtained a PhD degree (with honours) at Radboud University Nijmegen on the attribution of knowledge to legal entities.

Branda is editor of the Dutch Review of Civil Law (Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Burgerlijk Recht) and a former editor of Company law monthly review (Maandblad voor Ondernemingsrecht). She is a member of the board of the Association of Dutch Lawyers (Nederlandse Juristenvereniging).

  • Languages: Dutch, French, English
  • Admitted to the Amsterdam Bar: 2005

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27.09.2019 NL law
Stibbe is attending the IBA's annual conference in Seoul

Conference - The annual conference of the International Bar Association (IBA) is currently taking place in Seoul. There are fourteen partners from Stibbe attending the event. Several of them have speaking slots on a wide range of legal topics and will take part in various panel discussions.

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01.05.2019 NL law
Termination of an agreement: compelling grounds?

Short Reads - When does a reason given for termination of an agreement qualify as a compelling ground? That was the central question in the Dutch Supreme Court's decision of 29 March 2019 (ECLI:NL:HR:2019:446). Depending on the nature of the agreement and the circumstances of the case, termination may only take place under certain conditions, e.g. only on compelling grounds. 

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20.06.2019 NL law
Stibbe advises Westermeerwind

Inside Stibbe - The District Court Midden-Nederland ruled in favour of Westermeerwind B.V. on 19 June, in a case brought by organisations acting for the 'Westermeerwind Group'. The group had claimed that the 32 members of that group had the right to participate in the Windpark Westermeerwind at a much lower price than other participants, and with a different corporate structure.

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11.04.2019 NL law
Double roles in attributing knowledge

Short Reads - The knowledge of a person who in fact runs a company can be attributed to the company if the sole director and shareholder is a 'straw man', the Supreme Court confirmed in a judgment of 29 March 2019. The rules by the Supreme Court are not revolutionary or even new. But circumstances essential for the attribution of knowledge are ignored. The double role played by the 'man in charge' raises questions about how to apply the rules as identified by the Supreme Court to the facts

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03.06.2019 NL law
Toerekening van kennis van groepsvennootschappen

Articles - In de praktijk doet zich vaak de vraag voor of kennis die aanwezig is binnen de ene vennootschap kan worden toegerekend aan een andere vennootschap binnen hetzelfde concern. In dit artikel verkent Branda Katan zowel de dogmatische grondslag als de praktische toepassing van een dergelijke toerekening. Zij concludeert dat het ‘Babbel-criterium’ (heeft in de gegeven omstandigheden de kennis X in het maatschappelijk verkeer te gelden als kennis van Y?) geschikt is voor het toerekenen van kennis in concernverband.

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21.03.2019 NL law
15 aspects of Brexit you did not know

Short Reads - A Brexit without a deal, or with a deal that does not cover all relevant aspects, is still a potential scenario. We have highlighted a number of unexpected legal consequences of Brexit in such a no deal or incomplete deal scenario.

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