Jeroen Stal

Jeroen Stal

Jeroen Stal
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Key areas of practice: Litigation

Jeroen Stal litigates in disputes concerning the duty of care and liability issues of banks, the termination of credit facilities, security rights, attachments and bank guarantees, acting for major Dutch and German financial institutions as well as (real estate) companies. He has a vast experience in complex corporate liability matters, often related to financial distress situations. Jeroen was an accomplished receiver in insolvencies for many years and he regularly sits as ICC arbitrator and as counsel in commercial arbitrations, both domestic and international.

Prior to joining Cleber in 2009, Jeroen practiced for ten years in the corporate (litigation) practice at two major Amsterdam based firms, and for four years as a lecturer in civil law at Radboud University. Currently Jeroen lectures regularly on matters of corporate law and insolvency law to fellow practitioners as well as to employees of large banks. He also publishes on these subjects frequently.

Jeroen is not a typical academic though. Clients value his in depth knowledge of their file and his pragmatic and strategic solutions, with an eye for political and international sensitivities. German clients appreciate his mastery of the German language and knowledge of their culture.



Highlights

  • Representing a guarantee company in the social housing industry in litigation over a claim for compensation based on an alleged breach of duty of care
  • Representing a Dutch holding company in the mining industry in litigation claiming compensation for deprivation of its foreign investment (subsidiary) by a conspiracy of multiple parties
  • Representing a Dutch bank in litigation seeking recovery under a surety. The court held that a board member of a commercial foundation acting as guarantor under a surety qualifies as professional guarantor ECLI:NL:RBOVE:2018:4717 (no appeal filed)
  • Representing a Dutch bank in litigation against another Dutch bank over the character and execution of a multimillion dollar independent bank guarantee, eventually decided over by the Dutch Supreme Court (Hoge Raad) ECLI:NL ECLI:NL:HR:2015:600 and ECLI:NL:GHAMS:2017:3281
  • Representing a Dutch bank seeking recovery under an over € 2 million credit facility, including the application for the opening of insolvency proceedings over a Dutch politically exposed person
  • Representing a French holding company in the manufacturing industry as the pledgor of the shares it held in a Dutch subsidiary. The pledgee filed an application for the court’s consent to the forced sale of these pledged shares, which the pledgor disputed ECLI:NL:HR:2017:213
  • Representing a German bank seeking recovery under a multimillion euro surety of a deceased individual, including the protection of the bank’s interest against claims by the Dutch tax authority and the public prosecutor
  • Sale of a German real estate portfolio of over € 100 million out of insolvent Dutch real estate companies

Publications

2019
2018
2017
2016

Education

  • Dutch law at Radboud University Nijmegen (1993)
  • German law (LL.M) at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (1995)
  • Corporate Litigation (2005) and Insolvency (2011) at the Grotius Academy – post graduate courses
  • Seconded to a law firm in Cologne (2002) and to ABN AMRO Bank (2004-2005)


Admitted

1999


Languages

Dutch, German and English



Memberships

  • Deutsches Institut für Schiedsgerichtbarkeit (DIS)
  • Vereniging Corporate Litigation
  • Nederlandse Vereniging voor Procesrecht (NVvP)
  • Vereniging Insolventierecht Advocaten (INSOLAD)
  • Nederlandse Vereniging voor Rechtsvergelijkend en Internationaal Insolventierecht (NVRII)
Cleber Advocaten

  Corporate | Litigation