Dispute Resolution

Simon Boersen


Phone +31 20 530 5232
Mobile +31 6 2184 8739
Email simon.boersen@stek.com
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Simon is a is a partner in our Dispute Resolution group. He is a determined and experienced litigator. He specializes in complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on contractual and tort-law liability, and the enforcement of court orders and arbitral awards. His extensive experience includes cases involving fraud, contractual disputes, competition damages litigation, corporate-transaction disputes, arbitration and cross-border enforcement. Simon has a particular interest in private international law and procedural law. He regularly contributes to legal journals on these areas of law and also teaches in several post-academic programs for legal professionals.


In 2024, Simon was ranked “Next Generation Partner” in the Legal 500 Rankings.

Legal 500 – Dispute Resolution

  • “Simon Boersen is a very organised and bright lawyer. He is also very responsive and reliable.” (2024)
  • “Specific thanks to Simon Boersen and Gerben Smit for their unwavering guidance, strong communication, level headedness, and all around good humour and positivity in working with a global company with many personalities and requirements.” (2024)
  • “Simon Boersen is Astute, down to earth and approachable.” (2023)
  • “Simon Boersen has brought strong defence-side experience to the practice, which complements the skills already present in the team. His detailed knowledge of cartel damages rules and precedents is key to Stek’s success in competition damages actions.” (2023)
  • Partner at Stek (2023 – today)
  • Lawyer at Stek (2021 – today)
  • Lawyer at Stibbe (2012 – 2020)
Highlighted matters
  • Damages action against Google for its abuse of dominance on the online-advertisement market (> €2 billion)
  • Defending a multinational mobile computing accessories company in proceedings over the termination of a distribution agreement for the European market
  • Representing a global leader in development of wind-energy infrastructure in high-stake arbitration proceedings regarding a major wind farm at sea (> €100 million)
  • Advising a leasing company in the automotive industry regarding the diesel emissions standards violations
  • Representing Fokker in proceedings in a dispute over maintenance work on a Boeing 737
  • Defending a Dutch financial institution against the enforcement of a foreign court order
  • Cross-border enforcement in various jurisdictions of a multi-million euro order for an investor in the hospitality business
  • Representing a major national bank in several proceedings regarding interest rate derivatives
  • Representing an international investment bank regarding claims in the Fortis investor settlement
  • Cross-border enforcement of a court order with value of app. € 500 million
  • Dispute about ownership of a valuable Stradivarius string instrument
  • Representing an Australian agricultural business in contractual disputes over plant breeders’ rights
  • Disputes in the context of the winding down of a financial institution
  • Representing a multinational company in damages action following the Bow Jubail oil spill
  • Representing a public company in investigation and recourse actions following a large external fraud case
"Simon Boersen is astute, down to earth and approachable"
Legal 500 2023 - Dispute resolution
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