Thursday, October 26, 2017
12:00 PM Central Daylight Time
2:00 PM
Federal Reserve Bank


In post-Harvey Houston we witness that class action litigation poses increased risks and challenges for American and international businesses. Our luncheon will provide you with practical insights on the Dutch class action system and its implications for class action suits in the United States.

Albert Knigge, who heads the Houthoff Buruma practice group, is specialized in defense litigation in class actions and will discuss the threats and opportunities of the Dutch class action system.

Albert Knigge
Partner, Corporate & Commercial Litigation
Albert Knigge has a comprehensive experience in complex, multiparty cross-border disputes. Albert acts as a defense counsel for corporate and financial institutions with a special focus on class action litigation and mass claim settlements and in follow-on civil litigation. He heads the competition litigation group and is admitted to the bar as Supreme Court litigator. He is an author of several publications, primarily about procedural law and tort law and he is a board member of the Dutch Association for Procedural law.

Carmen Bakas
Carmen Bakas has worked as an international corporate lawyer in The Netherlands, London, Singapore and Mumbai in various industries such as energy and finance. She has assisted Dutch companies abroad and advised foreign companies on doing business in the Netherlands. She was also appointed as a substitute judge. Her focus in Houston is on developing close ties with local clients and firms to create new alliances.

Regarding substantive questions you can contact Carmen Bakas, the Representative in Houston by e-mail If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact Saskia Pardaans by e-mail

 RSVP before October 24, 2017