By Simon Taylor | April 29, 2019 at 01:55 PM
The new office will allow the firm to recover losses for global clients more easily, the firm said.
The U.S. law firm Scott+Scott is opening an office in Amsterdam—its first in Europe outside London.
The Netherlands office, scheduled to open June 1, will enable the firm to recover losses for global clients more easily and quickly, David Scott, the firm’s managing partner, said in a statement. U.S. investors will be able to get relief outside the U.S. without having to engage third-party Dutch law firms, he said.
“Opening the office in the Netherlands serves two goals; it allows us to service our multinational clients with a pan-European approach, and it provides our U.S.-based institutional clients a comprehensive and all-inclusive approach for their European investments,” Scott stated. ”Our presence in the Netherlands will provide our clients, whether headquartered in the U.S. or Europe, a one-stop shop for global recoupment, regardless of where the damages occurred.”
The firm said The Netherlands’ courts are increasingly friendly to parties seeking damages from price fixing and other forms of wrongdoing and also offer a mechanism for settling cases on a global basis.
Scott+Scott, which has offices in New York, Connecticut, California and London and focuses its practice solely on claimant litigation, advises multinational corporations and institutional investors on recovery programs and opportunities. It also helps companies recoup money in complex cases involving competition law violations and other misconduct.
The firm has represented a range of corporations in Europe, including Hermès, GrandVision and Vodafone in lawsuits against Visa and Mastercard alleging that the fees they impose for accepting payment cards breach European competition law.