Branda Katan

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Branda Katan

Branda specializes in collective actions and in complex contractual disputes, often with cross-border or regulatory aspects. She has acted in a broad spectrum of cases comprising industrial accidents, failed collaborations and consumer rights cases.

She is a lucid, dedicated and responsive lawyer with an eye for detail.

Branda holds a Ph.D. (with honours) from the Radboud University Nijmegen. Her research focused on the attribution of knowledge to legal entities. She regularly publishes about that subject, as well as about the Dutch class action regime.

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) and a fellow of Radboud University Nijmegen

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

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23.02.2022 NL law
Courts take lenient approach to standing of ‘idealistic’ claim foundations under Dutch class action regime

Short Reads - Recent case law on the standing of ‘idealistic’ claim foundations shows courts’ lenient approach. Under the class action regime that entered into force in January 2020, claim foundations face stricter admissibility requirements as a counterbalance to their newly gained power to institute an opt-out damages claim. 

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14.12.2020 NL law
WAMCA: imperfections come to the surface

Short Reads - Dutch courts have not yet developed procedural rules for the WAMCA, the new Dutch regime for collective redress. This adds to pre-existing uncertainty around many procedural aspects of this new law. In my recent editorial for the Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Burgerlijk Recht (Dutch Civil Law Review, only accessible with a WoltersKluwer Navigator subscription), I discuss recent court decisions and identify a few additional problems that are arising now that the WAMCA is being put to the test. Here’s a summary.

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28.01.2022 NL law
Branda Katan teaches course on Dutch class action regime

Seminar - Branda Katan will co-teach the current affairs ‘WAMCA’ course on 2 February 2022 from 14:00 to 18:15 at the Centrum voor Postacademisch Juridisch Onderwijs. Branda, together with co-teacher Professor Ruud Hermans, will discuss all aspects of the Dutch class action regime (WAMCA), and the course will provide new insights into how the WAMCA relates to new and upcoming European law.

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12.03.2020 EU law
Stibbe sets up corona team

Inside Stibbe - The coronavirus (COVID-19) may have legal consequences for your business. We have set up a team of specialists who can provide insight into the legal implications of the virus.

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