Mr Marc Goethals

Marc Goethals



"Freeze!" Obtaining pre-judgment attachments
Netherlands | 24 November 2015

The Dutch legal system for pre-judgment attachments is simple, fast, inexpensive and effective. A Dutch preliminary relief judge has jurisdiction to grant pre-judgment attachments even if the debtor is a foreigner and the Dutch courts do not have jurisdiction in the main proceedings. In certain cases, a pre-judgment attachment on assets can even create jurisdiction for the Dutch courts to rule on the merits.