Olivier Schotel

Olivier Schotel

Dispute Resolution

Partner | Attorney-at-law

Olivier Schotel co-heads the dispute resolution team. He acts for a variety of private and listed companies, (supervisory) directors, investors, and public interest groups, mostly in contentious matters. Olivier joined De Roos Advocaten in 2021. Previously, he was a senior associate in the Corporate Litigation department of Stibbe in Amsterdam.

Prior experience
Corporate governance disputes

(Post-)M&A transaction disputes Liability of (supervisory) directors and officers

  • Regularly advises directors, supervisory directors, and higher management on their duties, within the context of, e.g., dividend payments to shareholders, financial distress, debt restructuring, upcoming insolvency, M&A transactions, and structuring of groups of companies
  • Acted for start-up founders who were held liable as directors by an external creditor
  • Assisted a (former) board member of a listed company during the interviews of an inquiry ordered by the Enterprise Chamber
Liability of financial institutions, online platforms and other professional service providers in (mass) damages claims Cross border litigation, international enforcement, and asset recovery
  • Acted in a civil fraud case that required asset tracing, freezing, and recovery in multiple jurisdictions
  • Acted for a US-based investment fund to enforce a Dutch judgment in multiple foreign jurisdictions
  • Enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and judgments in the Netherlands
Public interest litigation and advice
  • Acted for Milieudefensie in a case brought against it in the Dutch Advertising Code Commission
  • Advised on a public interest class action to protect the rights of children
  • Regularly advises non-profits on a pro bono basis. He focusses on sustainable food and agriculture as well as human rights
Academic interest
Olivier has a warm academic interest corporate law, especially corporate disputes, private international law, and (European) civil procedural law. He regularly publishes and teaches on these topics.

Moreover, he is a member of the editorial board of the Maandblad voor Ondernemingsrecht, a Dutch academic journal specialised in corporate law which appears monthly.

In the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister) Olivier has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas: 
  • Corporate Law (Ondernemingsrecht)
Based on this registration, he is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.

Practice areas:
Olivier has registered corporate law as his legal practice area in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister), which requires one to obtain ten training credits annually in the registered legal practice area, in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.

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