Reaching solutions in international, historical, local and innovative cases
Our dispute resolution team maintains a reputation and has ample experience in solving complex disputes concerning construction, delivery, intellectual property in various industries.
Never a purpose, but a proven means
Our litigation services develop - in close consultation - a tailor-made strategy that seems most suited for reaching the client’s targets. This may mean that we try to prevent litigation by conducting settlement negotiations, file for injunctions or attachments to ensure recourse for claims, or fully litigate on the merits of the case, in court in arbitration.
We have been involved in court and arbitral cases about the construction of power plants in the Middle East, the design of dredging equipment, the delivery of plants for the food industry, capital equipment to Eastern Europe and Africa, custom made IT solutions, about international cartel cases, termination of distribution and agency contracts, infringement on industrial design and other intellectual property rights, and many more cases. Taking on its social responsibilities Buren has also been involved in restitution claims for stolen WW II art and misappropriated Asian art.
Buren advises a Russian multinational on arbitration proceedings before the Association Français d’Arbitrage (AFA) in Paris in a dispute regarding the breach of a European distribution agreement
Buren advises a Dutch heat exchange equipment producer in arbitration proceedings before the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI) for breach of licensed trade secrets and subsequent patent
Buren advises a leading German architect and consultancy firm in a dispute with a renowned interior designer in relation to a luxury hotel realized in the UAE.
On 1 July 2017 a new law will go into effect that will put a ban on unreasonably long payment terms. The law intends to prevent large corporations from applying unreasonably long periods for paying invoices of small and medium sized suppliers
Philip ter Burg, lawyer at Buren specialized in international trade, intellectual property and litigation, has written an article on the possibilities of litigating in English before the Dutch courts in " International Litigation News"
The Netherlands, with the Rotterdam port, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, multinational corporations such as Shell, Unilever and Philips, and a large international services economy, traditionally has a very open economy.