Sidney advised Rabo Vastgoedgroep - a subsidiary of Rabobank Netherlands - in the biggest fraud case ever tried in the Netherlands (the so called Vastgoedfraude). Rabo Vastgoedgroep and Philips Pension Fund incurred damages of hundreds of millions of euros. The mastermind of this fraud - and the members of his criminal organization - have been convicted for fraud, money laundering and bribery. In this case, Sidney and his team conducted internal investigations, levied numerous attachments against the offenders, negotiated many tri partite settlements with the perpetrators and the Public Prosecution Service and started civil proceedings against perpetrators, all in order to 'secure' the position of the client and recover its damages.

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Memberships

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Dutch Bar Association
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Dutch Corporate Litigation Association
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Qualifications

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Corporate Litigation (post-graduate course), 2005
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Dutch law, University of Utrecht, 1995

What others say

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"Sidney Berendsen and Huib Schrama are excellent individually and top-notch as a team."
Legal 500 (2021)
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Sidney Berendsen advises clients from sectors such as healthcare, real estate and telecommunications on contentious cases. He is well placed to assist with bankruptcy-related disputes and class action suits, in addition to cases before the Enterprise Chamber.
Chambers Europe & Global (2021)
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"Sidney Berendsen represents clients in litigation relating to corporate structuring and transactional disputes, as well as class actions and real estate litigation. Interviewees particularly highlight his strength before the court."
Chambers Global (2020)
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"Sidney Berendsen is a steady player with a broad scope."
Legal 500 (2020)
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"Sidney Berendsen is a key contact for corporate litigation, focusing on shareholder disputes and restructuring litigation. He is also reputed for Enterprise Chamber proceedings. According to sources, he is a 'technically strong lawyer who knows the Dutch litigation process inside out'."
Chambers Global (2019)
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“Commentators hail him as a 'practical lawyer who keeps a view of the bigger picture and is a very amicable guy to work with'."
Chambers Global (2018)
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“A real fighter who is street-smart and very, very intelligent; he’s able to play the right tactics to get the right solution.”
Chambers Europe (2016)
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