Yvette Borrius

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Yvette Borrius

Partner | Attorney at law

Yvette has been an attorney at law since 1993 and conducts an advisory and litigation practice focused on liability, corporate governance and corporate litigation. In addition, she is regularly involved in international trade disputes, whether or not via arbitration. Her many years of experience enable Yvette to function tactically and strategically as a trusted boardroom advisor. She assists diverse companies and institutions, both (semi-public) foundations and listed companies, and represents a wide variety of managing directors, supervisory directors and shareholders. She acts regularly in (reputationally) sensitive investigations and cases. She is also approached for litigation advice and expert opinions and to act as co-counsel. Yvette litigates skilfully in summary proceedings, at the Enterprise Chamber (right of inquiry, mismanagement) and is involved in high-profile complex (international) proceedings on the merits. In addition, she works on appointment by the Enterprise Chamber as an investigator, shares administrator or liquidator. Yvette lectures in post-doctoral courses, speaks at seminars both at home and abroad, is an appointed annotator for JOR, a member of the editorial staff of the Corporate Litigation Association volume and publishes in various specialist publications and journals concerning director’s liability, governance issues, right of inquiry and litigation practice. She is the lead author of the Chambers Litigation Practice Guide. She is vice president of the IBA Litigation Committee, a board member of the Corporate Litigation Association as well as a member of the International Committee of the Netherlands Bar Association and of the governing board of the VU Corporate Litigation Chair. In addition, Yvette is a member of the Association for Procedural Law and the VNO-NCW. She is also one of the authors of the Dutch chapter of the ‘Chambers Global Practice Guide on Litigation 2017’. Before the formation of Florent, Yvette was a partner at Höcker.

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specialist areas

Dispute Resolution


Dutch Law and Business Law, Utrecht University. Droit des affaires, droit international, Université Paris Assas. Grotius Academie, post-doctoral course in Corporate Law and Business Law (cum laude).


Chambers Europe
Who’s Who Legal

Chambers Global: Yvette Borrius advises on numerous types of commercial disputes, including multiparty liability proceedings and corporate governance. Clients describe her as "a top lawyer with a very strong reputation. She handles issues in a firm and effective manner." They also find value in her "profound knowledge of all legislation concerning directors' liabilities in the situation of an insolvency." The same client adds: "She communicates well and is a social person with a lot of patience." (2018); “Yvette Borrius focuses on professional liability litigation in the commercial and corporate areas. She also assists with mismanagement cases and fraud litigation. Sources state: “She is a first-class lawyer, especially in the field of governance and directors’ liability; a well-prepared and experienced attorney.” 2017 Chambers Global: Clients are impressed by her “great strategic skills and tactical maneuvering. She guided us throughout the litigation process. Skillfully and under great pressure she used a variety of procedural actions to get us in a much better position.” (2017).

Who’s Who Legal: “Yvette Borrius is praised by her clients, with one describing her as “proactive, always available and willing to fight like a tiger for our interests.”