Mr. dr. M. Mussche


Senior Attorney

Maarten Mussche has been a practicing attorney since 2011 and joined Wijn & Stael in 2019. Maarten’s practice focuses on corporate law, with an emphasis on corporate & commercial litigation. He represents clients in litigation matters, covering a broad spectrum of issues, including shareholder disputes, director and supervisor liability proceedings, inquiry proceedings and commercial contract disputes. Maarten also counsels clients on corporate governance.

Critical in the Pursuit of the Client’s Interest

Maarten is a critical thinker who takes the time to examine a case as objectively as possible and to understand the facts as thoroughly as possible. This approach to work helps him identify the opportunities and risks. “Once the facts are on the table, you can connect the dots between them and persuasively present your client’s point of view to the other party or the judge. It’s important to understand that when you’re considering how to resolve a dispute, that it is not just legal arguments that clinch a case, but also the story behind the dispute.”

Scientific Activities

Maarten earned his PhD directors’ liability in 2011. He is a member of the editorial board of the Maandblad voor Ondernemingsrecht (Monthly Magazine for Corporate Law) and regularly publishes articles on corporate law matters.

Professional Activities & Memberships

  • Editor, Maandblad voor Ondernemingsrecht
  • Member, Association of Corporate Litigation
  • Member, Commercial Law Association

Academic Background

  • Business & Liability, specialist program, 2018, Grotius Academy
  • Thesis title, ‘Vertrouwen op informatie bij bestuurlijke taakvervulling’, Erasmus University Rotterdam (2011) [Reliance on Information in Fulfilling Administrative Duties]
  • Dutch Law (private law, business law and criminal law), 2006, University of Groningen
  • Semesters University of Wisconsin (Madison, USA) and Victoria University (Wellington, New Zealand)