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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 2020, which has been published since May 2020. 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: ‘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 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 (Global 2020). 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." (Europe 2019). Clients describe her as "a top lawyer with a very strong reputation. She handles issues in a firm and effective manner." (Global 2018) 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)