Jeroen Kortmann

I am Jeroen Kortmann
Class Actions and Group Actions specialist
Litigation and Dispute Resolution specialist
Competition Disputes specialist

Jeroen Kortmann

Jeroen heads Stibbe's International Litigation Group. His experience of acting as a defence counsel in cross-border litigation is unrivaled. Jeroen’s main areas of specialization are: tort law, collective redress, competition damages litigation, contractual disputes and insurance litigation.

Jeroen is also a (tenured) professor of private law at the University of Amsterdam, where he teaches the subjects of Tort Law and European Tort Law.

Jeroen holds a Ph.D. in English law from the University of Oxford. From 2005 to 2006, he was a foreign associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York. Jeroen is the author of several publications, chiefly on the subject of tort law, competition damages litigation and collective redress.

  • Languages: Dutch, English
  • Admitted to the Amsterdam Bar: 2003
  • Partner since: 2008

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01.04.2021 NL law
Collective action stopped due to lack of benefit for class members

Short Reads - On 9 December 2020, the Amsterdam District Court (the “Court”) declared a foundation inadmissible in a collective action regarding alleged manipulation of LIBOR, EURIBOR and other interest rate benchmarks. The foundation sought declaratory judgments that Rabobank, UBS, Lloyds Bank and ICAP (the “defendants”) had engaged in wrongful conduct and unjust enrichment vis-à-vis the class members.

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01.10.2020 NL law
Directors' liability due to competition law infringements by the company

Short Reads - The District Court Noord-Nederland recently allowed the trustees in bankruptcy of Northsea shrimp trading company Heiploeg to recover part of a EUR 27 million cartel fine from a former director. Internationally, the question whether companies can recover competition law fines through civil claims against individuals involved in the competition law infringement, is controversial. The court held, however, that the director’s personal involvement in the infringement amounted to ‘serious mismanagement’, triggering personal liability to pay damages.

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