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Priscilla C.X. de Leede, LL.M.
Priscilla C.X. de Leede, LL.M.

Priscilla de Leede advises national and international entrepreneurs and organisations in disputes concerning personnel, employee participation, and social security. She is a member of the employment law and dismissal group at Russell Advocaten.


t: +31 20 - 301 55 55

Punitive damages: well known in the United States but unrecognized in the Netherlands

Publishing date: 20 October 2020

Russell Advocaten is the exclusive member in the Netherlands of Primerus, the network of "the world’s finest law firms". Our lawyers and the lawyers of Mateer Harbert in the United States have joined forces to write a series of comparative law articles. In these articles, we discuss important international subjects for you, as entrepreneur, from a Dutch and US American legal point of view. In the first article Priscilla de Leede of Russell Advocaten and Kathleen Hugo of Mateer Harbert explain why the Dutch and the US approaches to punitive damages differ and what the consequences are for Dutch entrepreneurs doing business in the USA and for American companies operating in the Netherlands. This article was also published in Stare Decisis, the magazine of the Young Lawyers Section of Primerus. A web version of the text can be found here.

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If you need any help determining which law applies to your situation or need additional information related to claiming damages in the United States or the Netherlands, please contact us:

Kathleen M. Hugo, Esq., J.D.
Lawyer at Mateer Harbert

Kathleen M. Hugo advises clients in a wide variety of practice areas, including business, real estate, and general litigation matters.

t: +1 407 425 9044

mr. Priscilla C.X. de Leede
Advocaat bij Russell Advocaten B.V.

Priscilla de Leede adviseert nationale en internationale ondernemers en organisaties bij geschillen betreffende personeel, medezeggenschap, contracten en aansprakelijkheid.

t: +31 20 301 55 55


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