Damiën Berkhout is the managing partner at the law firm Lindenbaum.
He has extensive experience in effectively resolving complex litigation, with a focus on class actions, competition litigation, commercial disputes and corporate litigation.
Damiën is counsel for a broad range of clients: foundations, corporates, institutional investors and supervisory and management board members. Some of his recent cases include Damiën representing multinationals in the trucks cartel case, the Take Back Your Privacy Foundation in successfully arguing that the Dutch courts are competent to hear a GDPR claim against TikTok, and a consumer organization in a class action against major retailers. He also represented the supervisory board of AkzoNobel during its successful takeover battle defence against PPG, and was involved in the largest European class settlement to date (the Fortis/Ageas WCAM).
Damiën published over 20 peer-reviewed articles on topics such as class actions, corporate law, European law and procedural law. Previously, before founding Lindenbaum, Damiën led the litigation department of an international law firm and founded and led the Dutch office of a leading
international plaintiff litigation firm. Damiën studied law at the University of Amsterdam and Columbia Law School.
The Global Class Actions and Mass Torts Conference is a prestigious international event that focuses on the concept of collective redress, which refers to legal mechanisms that allow a large group of individuals who have suffered similar harm or injury to pursue their claims together as a single entity.