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Gert-Jan Hendrix, Managing Associate, Linklaters

Gert-Jan Hendrix

Managing Associate at Linklaters

Brussels, Belgium

About Me

Gert-Jan is an all-round commercial litigator, with a focus on collective redress, regulatory and high-tech matters. He has worked in the class actions department in the Sydney office of Allens, and is also the author of the overview of case law in Belgian actions for collective redress.

Work highlights

  • defending ageas in numerous legal proceedings that have been launched following the rescue transactions that safeguarded the continuity of Fortis Bank in 2008, including claims for damages by former shareholders
  • defending a Belgian utility company in collective redress proceedings before the Belgian courts, leading to the only instance of an action for collective redress being declared inadmissible under Belgian law;
  • defending an American multinational in collective redress proceedings before the Belgian courts and coordinating defence throughout Europe;
    representing Orange Belgium as a third-party intervenor in a regulatory appeal brought by 3StarsNet against a decision by the Belgian telecoms regulator concerning fixed termination rates;
  • representing a telecom operator in cease-and-desist proceedings against a competitor for violation of the applicable regulatory framework. 

Gert-Jan Hendrix's Passles

European Court of Human Rights and Labour Court of Brussels grant protection to whistle-blowers beyond the EU legal framework

The EU Whistleblowing Directive and the implementing Belgian Whistleblowing Act (FR/NL) have generally been hailed as innovative and big...

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