Yvette Borrius

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Yvette Borrius

Partner | Lawyer

Yvette has been a lawyer since 1993 and operates a consultancy and litigation practice focused on liability, corporate governance and corporate litigation. She is also regularly involved in international trade disputes, also in the form of arbitration. Her many years of experience allow Yvette to act, tactically and strategically, as a trusted boardroom advisor.

She assists a variety of companies and institutions, including semi-public and other foundations as well as listed companies, and represents a wide range of managing directors, supervisory directors and shareholders. She regularly operates in sensitive investigations and claim cases. Yvette skilfully litigates in preliminary relief proceedings before the Enterprise Court at the Amsterdam Court of Appeal (right of investigation and mismanagement) and has been involved in complex, high-profile proceedings on the merits, also in international cases. She furthermore acts as an investigator appointed by the Enterprise Court, as a share administrator and as a liquidator.

Yvette lectures in postgraduate courses and at seminars in the Netherlands and abroad, and is a JOR annotator, an editorial member of the Corporate Litigation Association’s annual publication, and lead author of the Chambers Litigation Practice Guide. She is vice president of the IBA Litigation Committee, a board member of the Corporate Litigation Association and a member of the Foreign Countries Committee of the Netherlands Bar Association and of the governing board of the Corporate Litigation Chair at Vrije Universiteit. Yvette is also involved in VNO-NCW, the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers. Before Florent was founded, Yvette was a partner at Höcker.

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specialist areas

Dispute Resolution


Dutch Law and Business Law, Utrecht University. Droit des affaires, droit international, Université Paris Assas. Grotius Academie, post-doctoral course in Corporate Law and Business Law (cum laude).


Chambers Global
Who’s Who Legal

Legal500: ‘Florent’s practice, which is led by Yvette Borrius and Chris Jager, has expertise in cross-border commercial litigation, D&O liability litigation, commercial fraud and asset recovery litigation, and insolvency and restructuring-related disputes. Borrius is representing 15 former supervisory directors of a nursing home and healthcare and housing association group in a case pertaining to alleged financial mismanagement.’ (2019)

Chambers Europe and Global: Yvette Borrius garners significant recognition for her expertise in directors' liability claims and is valued by clients for her "technical knowledge, commercial awareness, effectiveness and client service." Sources also describe her as a "goal-oriented lawyer with a hands-on approach" and add that she "delivers excellent quality with personal commitment and a flexible attitude."

Chambers Global: Yvette Borrius advises on numerous types of commercial disputes, including multiparty liability proceedings and corporate governance. Clients describe her as "a top lawyer with a very strong reputation. She handles issues in a firm and effective manner." They also find value in her "profound knowledge of all legislation concerning directors' liabilities in the situation of an insolvency." The same client adds: "She communicates well and is a social person with a lot of patience." (2018); “Yvette Borrius focuses on professional liability litigation in the commercial and corporate areas. She also assists with mismanagement cases and fraud litigation. Sources state: “She is a first-class lawyer, especially in the field of governance and directors’ liability; a well-prepared and experienced attorney.” 2017 Chambers Global: Clients are impressed by her “great strategic skills and tactical maneuvering. She guided us throughout the litigation process. Skillfully and under great pressure she used a variety of procedural actions to get us in a much better position.” (2017).

Who’s Who Legal: “Yvette Borrius is praised by her clients, with one describing her as “proactive, always available and willing to fight like a tiger for our interests.”