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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 2021. She also contributed to The Legal 500 Litigation Country Comparative Guide 2021, which has been published since July 2021. Click here to view the chapter.
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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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).
Legal500: 'The team is highly skilled and provides high profile advice. Yvette Borrius has a very business-oriented approach, in particular, a deep understanding of the client’s business needs.’ (2021) 'I was pleasantly surprised by Yvette Borrius’ expertise in this jurisdiction. As a lawyer, she is extremely skilled, sharp, analytical, strategic, persistent and persuasive. Her working method is based on knowing, appreciating and weighing all the facts and circumstances that affect the case. In addition, she is authoritative in her field and that gives her authority in and outside the courtroom.‘(2020)" ‘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: 's remit includes shareholder litigation and liability claims. She is also experienced in representing former CEOs in class action cases. Her results-driven manner is relished by sources, one saying that "she is able to defuse a situation of conflict and drive it towards a solution." (2021)
According to clients, Yvette Borrius is a "no-nonsense lawyer, an excellent writer and drafter, goal-oriented and has a hands-on mentality." She receives particular praise for her practice representing directors in liability claims and has experience acting on real estate investment and development disputes (2020)