ADVOCAAT

Jan van Nass

Jan specialises in complex litigation with a focus on contract law and liability law. He is well versed in matters relating to commercial contracts, M&A transactions and earn-outs, failed negotiations and discovery proceedings. Jan also has particular focus on liability in the corporate sphere, such as auditor liability and director and shareholder liability. He represented clients across various sectors including energy, oil, finance, accountancy and government. Jan has been in practice as an attorney since 2007. Prior to co-founding Ysquare, Jan worked in the commercial litigation departments of Allen & Overy and BarentsKrans for over 8 years, litigating a variety of contentious matters. Subsequently, Jan gained practical experience by working as in-house counsel at KPMG for several years, managing the company’s professional liability cases. He completed the Grotius postgraduate course on National and International Contract Law as well as a postgraduate course on Financial-Economic Criminal Law at the VU University Amsterdam. Jan is admitted to the Dutch Bar and is a member of the Corporate Litigation Association, the Accounting Law Association and the Procedural Law Association.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

Post M&A
Litigation for the sellers of an education company regarding an earn-out and alleged warranty breaches

Accountancy
Various disciplinary and civil proceedings regarding the auditors’ professional liability

Energy
Litigation for a Dutch oil refinery regarding a contractual dispute with a technology supplier.

Summary arbitral proceedings for a Dutch energy provider regarding a contractual dispute with a strategic supplier

IT
Litigation for the former CEO of a public company regarding directors’ liability in bankruptcy

Finance
Litigation for a foreign central bank regarding its alleged liability in respect of the bankruptcy of a Dutch subsidiary bank

Government
Litigation for a public institution regarding a contractual dispute with a union

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Since 2019
Ysquare | Attorney

2016 – 2019
KPMG | Attorney (in-house)

2012 – 2016
BarentsKrans | Attorney

2007 – 2012
Allen & Overy LLP | Attorney

EDUCATION

2018
VU Amsterdam | Postgraduate in Financial-Economic Criminal Law

2014
Grotius Academy | National and International Contract Law

2007
Leiden University | LL.M.

2000
Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier | Diplôme approfondi de langue française

PUBLICATIONS

Gegevensverstrekking door de accountant op grond van art. 126nd Sv, Sanctierecht & Onderneming 2018, nr 1, pp. 28-32

Case comment on Supreme Court 26 April 2013, JBPR 2013/41 (Bruscom)

LANGUAGES

Dutch, English, French, German