Louis Berger is partner and founder of bureau Brandeis.
Louis is a recognized litigator specialized in: cross border and domestic corporate ligation, antitrust damages litigation, commercial litigation, arbitration and enforcement matters.
After graduating from the University of Amsterdam, Louis Berger was admitted to the bar in 1997 and started his career at the law firm AKD. In 2001, Louis Berger joined Spigt Litigators. At this firm Louis became a partner in 2008. In 2014 Louis co founded bureau Brandeis.
Louis Berger is admitted to the Dutch Bar Association and is among others member of the International Bar Association (IBA), the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Dutch Association for Corporate Ligation.
Louis Berger is editor of Cartel Damages Quarterly the bureau Brandeis’ journal on cartel damage competition case law.
An important part of Louis Berger’s practice regards cross border antitrust damages litigation. In these complex cases Louis’ long-term expertise in litigation come to its own right. Currently, Louis is involved in the cartel damages cases in the Netherlands, such as the so-called Air Cargo Case and the Trucks Cartel Case, the latter in cooperation with a leading US law firm.
Another part of his practice consists of shareholder disputes. Louis advises shareholders and directors in order to prevent litigation, but if needed also represents them in proceedings. In cooperation with the former President of the Enterprise Chamber, Louis lectured lawyers and judges of the court of the Dutch Antilles regarding inquiry proceedings when these proceedings were first introduced on the Dutch Antilles.
Other recent work includes:
Retained by several oil companies in cross border litigation cases;
Regularly retained by one of the biggest Dutch hotel chains in commercial litigation;
Retained by a Swiss listed company regarding its dispute with its joint venture partner, a Belgian listed company;
Retained by the bankruptcy trustee of the former main Dutch meat producers in a multi million euro dispute against KPMG;
Retained by the former director of the board of several Dutch real estate investment funds in proceedings against bond holders and a compensations foundation;
Retained in several class actions and by claim funders.