Mijke has vast experience in advising and litigation on transaction related disputes, shareholders’ disputes, directors' liability, liability of financial institutions, class actions and collective settlement. Mijke also frequently acts as defence counsel in cartel damages cases. She represents clients in the relevant Dutch courts, including the Enterprise Chamber and the NCC. Mijke lectures regularly on corporate litigation, amongst others for the Grotius Academy. Mijke heads our Social Innovation Council, which sets targets and organises activities to promote diversity and inclusion within Loyens & Loeff. Mijke is a non-executive board member of Loyens & Loeff.

Work highlights include:

  • representing a security agent in summary proceedings before the Netherlands Commercial Court in a dispute about the transfer of (pledged) shares in a large internationally operating shipbuilder
  • representing an international logistics company in a dispute with a joint venture partner before the Enterprise Chamber
  • litigation on parent company liability following the acquisition of a subsidiary by Private Equity
  • advising groups of bondholders in litigation heavy international restructuring cases

Recent clients include: Bugaboo, BASF, Wintershall, York Capital, NS (Dutch Railway Company).

Contributions

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Memberships

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Dutch Bar Association
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Board member of the Dutch Corporate Litigation Association
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Editor of the Dutch journal of Corporate Law Practise (Tijdschrift voor de Ondernemingsrechtpraktijk)
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Non-executive board member of Loyens & Loeff N.V.
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Qualifications

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Postdoc Enterprise & Liability, Grotius Academy of Nijmegen, 2009-2010 (with honours)
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Dutch law, University of Groningen, 2004

What others say

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Mijke Sinninghe Damsté represents clients in a range of matters, including cartel claims, product liability suits and shareholder disputes. Her succinct manner of counsel is highlighted by market commentators, one dubbing her "very calm and precise."
Chambers Europe & Global (2021)
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"Mijke Sinninghe Damsté has a broad practice, encompassing disputes related to cartel claims, restructuring litigation and trustee disputes. Her clients include multinational organisations and investors."
Chambers Global (2020)
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"Mijke Sinninghe Damsté specialises in corporate and securities litigation. She advised ZED+ on Enterprise Chambers inquiry proceedings initiated by shareholders. Sources describe as a lawyer who 'knows how to make the right points in litigation'."
Chambers Global (2019)
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"Mijke focuses on corporate and finance-related disputes, with particular expertise in securities law litigation. She successfully represented MLJM Holding in its resistance against summary proceedings brought by the co-founder of Bugaboo aiming to force the sale of its shares in Bugaboo. Sources praise her for being 'really time-efficient, intelligent, level-headed and a good litigator'."
Chambers Global (2018)
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"Mijke Sinninghe Damsté is smart and straight forward, client and service-oriented without being too familiar with clients."
Legal 500 (2022)
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"Mijke Sinninghe Damsté can summarise headlines and key issues in a concise and clear manner."
Legal 500 (2022)
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"Mijke Sinninghe Damsté understands what needs to be done, and she is very good to work with."
Legal 500 (2022)
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"The "very talented" Mijke Sinninghe Damsté moves up in the rankings on the back of positive feedback, with one interviewee enthusing: "She is thoughtful, sharp and excellent in handling big cases in a well-organised setting." She frequently assists clients with bankruptcy or restructuring proceedings, as well as representing defendants in class actions."
Chambers & Partners Global (2022)
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"She is thoughtful, sharp and excellent in handling big cases in a well-organised setting."
Chambers & Partners Europe (2022)
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