Mr. J.L. van Maanen



Jan van Maanen is a corporate & financial litigator who has been with Wijn & Stael since 2018. His practice focuses on representing clients in litigation matters involving corporate disputes, (inquiry) proceedings before the Commercial Division and civil liability proceedings. He also counsels clients on legal corporate and liability matters.

Persistent and Result-Driven

Jan is a disciplined, level-headed and dedicated attorney. When he takes on a case, he spares no effort in delivering the best possible outcome for his clients. He quickly identifies the specific interests and pain points and is very resourceful in finding creative solutions to complex issues. “My clients’ interests always come first. To ensure that those interests are protected, I evaluate all legal avenues before pursuing a legal strategy. Having a good relationship with the client is essential to that process.”

Broadly Trained

Jan has also studied medicine, gaining experience in various hospitals. He interned at law firms and the judiciary and wrote his master’s thesis on the position of stakeholders during a pre-pack.

Professional Activities & Memberships

  • Member, Association of Corporate Litigation
  • Member, Association of Young Litigation Lawyers

Academic Background

  • Law, 2016, University of Amsterdam
  • Medicine, University of Amsterdam/AMC

Publications from Jan van Maanen

Representativeness: a like is not enough

On 29 December 2021, the District Court of Amsterdam (the "Court") issued a judgment in the class action that The Privacy Collective ("TPC") had initiated against software companies Or...

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