ADVOCAAT

Robbert Jan van der Weijden

Robbert Jan specialises in complex civil proceedings. He has a broad practice with an emphasis on contractual and noncontractual liability law and insolvency law. Robbert Jan started his career in the legal profession in the commercial litigation and insolvency practice of Stibbe. Before that he was a lecturer in civil law at the Radboud University. He has written various articles on private law and insolvency law and is a member of the board of editors of the Maandblad voor Vermogensrecht. Robbert Jan obtained a Ph.D degree with a thesis on fraudulent conveyance (“De faillissementspauliana”, published as volume 75 in Serie Onderneming en Recht, Kluwer 2012). He is a much sought-after speaker and lecturer, who lectures among others at the Grotius specialisation course Financing and Securities and the INSOLAD/Grotius specialisation course Insolvency Law. Robbert Jan is admitted to the Amsterdam Bar and is a member of the Dutch Association for Insolvency Lawyers (INSOLAD).

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

Retail
Litigation for the bankruptcy trustees of a retailer in proceedings against the listed parent company regarding the avoidance of security rights

Accountancy
Defence of a big four audit firm against a mass damages claim regarding the approval of the annual accounts of a listed manufacturing company

Defence of a big four audit firm against shareholders’ damages claims regarding the approval of the annual accounts of a company in renewable energy

Automotive
Dutch trucks cartel follow-on proceedings for a truck manufacturer

Finance
Defence of a listed Belgian bank against investor’s damages claim regarding the liquidation of its securities portfolio

Enforcement of security rights in several real estate financing matters for a listed Dutch bank

Energy
Litigation for a bioethanol producer regarding the seizure of its production facility

Manufacturing
Litigation for a global material solutions company in relation to a product recall and damage claims concerning asbestos contamination of supplied products

Insurance
Litigation for a listed insurer regarding sold unit-linked insurance policies 

Food
Defence of director of an industrial bakery against bankruptcy trustee’s damages claim regarding the transfer of part of the operations

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Since 2019      
Ysquare | Attorney

2010-2018        
Stibbe | Attorney

2007-2012        
Radboud University | Assistant professor in civil law

ANCILLARY POSITIONS

Since 2009     
Lecturer INSOLAD/Grotius specialisation course Insolvency law and Grotius specialisation course Financing and Securities

Since 2011      
Member of Editorial Board Maandblad voor Vermogensrecht

2014-2019
Head lecturer CPO Insolvency Law for Liquidators

EDUCATION

2018  
INSEAD | MBA Highlights programme

2014    
INSOLAD – Erasmus University Rotterdam | Financial economics for insolvency lawyers

2012    
Radboud University Nijmegen | Ph.D.

2008    
INSOLAD – Grotius | Specialisation course Insolvency Law (cum laude)

2006    
Radboud University Nijmegen | LL.M. (cum laude)

PUBLICATIONS

Case comment on District Court Rotterdam 1 August 2018, JOR 2018/312

Case comment on Court of Appeal Arnhem-Leeuwarden 14 February 2017, JOR 2017/244

Wetenschap van benadeling in de zin van art. 42 Fw en de voorzienbaarheid van het faillissement van de schuldenaar, MvV 2017/10, p. 285-289

Case comment on Supreme Court 27 February 2015, JOR 2015/248 (ING/Deuzeman) (in Dutch)

Case comment on Supreme Court 29 November 2013, JOR 2014/213 (Roeffen q.q./Jaya)

Case comment on District Court Zeeland-West-Brabant 9 July 2014, JOR 2014/310

Case comment on District Court 20 March 2012, JOR 2013/251

De faillissementspauliana (diss. Nijmegen), Serie Onderneming en Recht, 75, Deventer: Kluwer 2012

Case comment on Court of Appeal Amsterdam 24 November 2009, JOR 2012/235

Rechtsgevolgen van opzegging van duurovereenkomsten, in: N.E.D. Faber e.a. (red), Overeenkomsten en insolventie, Serie Onderneming en Recht deel 72, Deventer: Kluwer 2012, p. 49-62 (co-authored with F.E.J. Beekhoven van den Boezem)

Effecten en vermogensrecht, Serie Onderneming en Recht deel 63, Deventer: Kluwer 2011 (co-edited with S.E. Bartels and A.J. Verdaas) (in Dutch)

Case comment on District Court Utrecht 27 July 2011, JOR 2011/352 (in Dutch)

Groene Serie Verbintenissenrecht, art. 6:150-154 BW

Account of the INSOLAD workshop “Rapport Uitdeling” 28 September 2010, FIP 2010/8, p. 211-212

De kredietcrisis: verslag van het congres d.d. 11 September 2009, in: N.E.D. Faber e.a. (red.), De kredietcrisis, Serie Onderneming en Recht deel 54, Deventer: Kluwer 2010, p. 207-226 (co-authored with D.F.H. Stein)

Girale betaling en het faillissement van de rekeninghouder, FIP 2010/1, p. 24-29 (co-authored with B.A. Schuijling)

Case comment on Supreme Court 24 April 2009, TvI 2009, p. 134-139

De bewindvoerder en het girale betalingsverkeer, in: N.E.D. Faber e.a. (red.), De bewindvoerder, een octopus, Serie Onderneming en Recht deel 44, Deventer: Kluwer 2008, p. 195-214

Case comment on District Court The Hague 12 December 2007, JOR 2008/211

Overgang en uitoefening van nevenrechten bij stille cessie, WPNR 2007 (6716), p. 574-583

LANGUAGES

Dutch, English