Petra Vos

Petra Vos

Creating close working partnerships with her clients, Petra guides each of them through every stage of commercial litigation – her key area of expertise.

Petra’s practice covers a wide range of areas including all legal aspects of contractual disputes, liability and insurance law. Representing a broad spectrum of clients including those in railway, energy and telecommunications, she has provided successful solutions on many challenging litigation cases.

Furthermore, Petra has written several articles on civil procedural law.

Regarding her academic achievements, Petra has a master’s in law from Nijmegen University (1996) and a post-graduate in IT law (Grotius). 

  • Languages: Dutch, English
  • Admitted to the Amsterdam Bar: 1997

Experience

  • 17.02.2014 NL law
    Stibbe advises ProRail

    Experience -   Advising and representing ProRail, the owner and manager of the Dutch railway infrastructure, in several liability disputes related to train incidents, some of which are subject to litigation. These matters are often complex due to the involvement of multiple parties (including rail operators and authorities), the nature and size of the damage (e.g. damage to trains and infrastructure) and the industry's high level of regulation.    

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  • 17.02.2014 NL law
    Stibbe advises Funai

    Experience -   Stibbe represents Funai in a major post-M&A dispute with Philips. The dispute concerns the contemplated acquisition by Funai of Philips' Lifestyle Entertainment business, which transaction was terminated by Philips in October 2013.   

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  • 22.01.2013 NL law
    Stibbe represents Bombardier Transportation

    Experience - Successfully defended the global train manufacturer Bombardier Transportation in a dispute with the Israeli insurance company Phoenix. The dispute related to two fire incidents that occurred in Israel in 2001,  involving trains supplied by Bombardier Transportation to the Israeli railway company. Phoenix, the railway company's insurer, claimed damages from Bombardier Transportation. Phoenix' claims were held unfounded and were therefore fully and finally dismissed by both the District Court and the Court of Appeal in The Hague, with a final decision of 22 January 2013.

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