Yuri Wehrmeijer joins Jones Day's Global Disputes Practice in Amsterdam

Yuri Wehrmeijer will join the Firm as a partner in the Global Disputes Practice, based in the Amsterdam Office.

Mr. Wehrmeijer has 17 years of litigation and arbitration experience, advising and representing clients from the Netherlands and around the world. His experience spans a variety of industries including energy, health care and life sciences, technology, media and telecom, real estate, consumer goods, financial services, and industrials, and includes corporate and commercial law disputes, contract disputes, professional liability matters, cross-border liability cases, and class actions. He has particular experience in preliminary relief proceedings, injunctions, and seizures of assets and evidence. In addition, Mr. Wehrmeijer has five years of experience as a cassation lawyer at the Dutch Supreme Court.

At Jones Day, Mr. Wehrmeijer joins an integrated team of more than 200 Global Disputes lawyers, located in over 25 business centers worldwide, who advise clients on how to successfully resolve high-value business disputes wherever they arise around the globe. He will work alongside his Jones Day colleagues to help clients with both litigation and arbitration matters in some of the most challenging jurisdictions in the world.

"Yuri has the skills and experience to continue to strengthen our team in Amsterdam. He has worked on a number of high-stakes litigation and arbitration matters, including a €1.5 billion pension asset transfer dispute that he successfully tried before the Enterprise Chamber of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal and a major class action involving an Amsterdam Euronext-listed Dutch insurer with respect to unit-linked life insurance products," said Sion Richards, who leads the Global Disputes Practice. "His deep knowledge of the Dutch courts and proven legal skills for both litigation and arbitration will add significant value for our clients in Europe and around the world. I am delighted to welcome him to Jones Day."

"Amsterdam is becoming a major litigation center in Europe and Yuri has the talent, credentials, and relevant litigation experience to further expand our capabilities," said Yvan Desmedt, Partner-in-Charge of the Amsterdam Office. "He is an important addition to our team, which is involved in some of the most high-profile ongoing litigation matters in the Netherlands. I'm pleased to welcome him to the Amsterdam Office and look forward to his contributions at Jones Day."

Mr. Wehrmeijer is a lecturer in corporate litigation at the Amsterdam Bar (the Dutch Law Firm School), and teaches Dutch procedural law at Leiden University. He is an editor for a Dutch legal publication from Kluwer and also writes frequently for other Dutch legal magazines.

"Jones Day's Global Disputes Practice consists of a team of lawyers worldwide who focus on litigation and arbitration, providing a truly integrated approach to resolving matters before tribunals and courts in multiple jurisdictions," said Mr. Wehrmeijer. "This seamless collaboration of some of the best lawyers in the world was very attractive to me at this stage of my career. I am delighted to join the team in Amsterdam and to work with my new partners worldwide."

Mr. Wehrmeijer earned both his undergraduate degree and his law degree from Leiden University in the Netherlands. He is a member of the Dutch Corporate Litigation Association, Dutch Association for Procedural Law, and Dutch Association for Civil Law.

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