About Us

Board members

Mr. H.Th. Bouma

Work experience
Until 1 February 2015: Deputy judge at the Court of Appeal in The Hague.
1970 – 2010: Partner (since 1975) and attorney-at-law at Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn.
Specializing in corporate and insolvency law and advising government bodies and corporates.
Other functions
Chairman of the board of Stichting Spaardersbelangen (a claim foundation for the benefit of investors Aegon).
Member of the Disputes Committee dealing with disputes regarding the execution of a settlement agreement in respect of the Dexia case (share leasing).
Member of the board of Stichting OCA , a foundation that supports research in respect of class actions.
Member of the board of Stichting Belangen Rechtsbijstandsverzekerden DSB, a claim foundation that entered into a settlement agreement with consumer bank DSB Bank N.V.
Member of the board of Vereniging Achmea.
Chairman of the board of Stichting Continuïteit ASMI.

 

Dr A.G. Maurer

Work experience
Since 2017: Independent Arbitrator, Attorney at Law, and Managing Director of Anton Maurer International Legal Services, in Stuttgart, Germany, and in St. Moritz, Switzerland
1987 – 2016: Partner with Sigle Loose Schmidt-Diemitz & Partner, now: CMS Hasche Sigle, Stuttgart, Germany:
1983 – 1986: Associate with Sigle Loose Schmidt-Diemitz & Partner, Stuttgart, Germany
1984 – 1985: Foreign lawyer with Johnson & Swanson, Dallas, TX, U.S.A.
1979 – 1982: Junior Professor (wissenschaftlicher Assistent) at Eberhard-Karls-University, Tübingen, Germany
Other functions
Member of the Board of Trustees of the Center for American and International Law (CAIL), Plano, TX, USA (since 2008)
Co-Chair of the International Arbitration Committee of IADC (since 2016)
Member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, Plano, TX, USA (since 1997)
Member of the Executive Committee of the Southwestern Institute for International and Comparative Law, Plano, TX, USA (2003 – 2016)
Member of the Advisory Board of the Southwestern Institute for International and Comparative Law, Plano, TX, USA (1993 – 2016)
Chair of the Advisory Board of the Southwestern Institute for International and Comparative Law, Plano, TX, USA (2008-2012)
Member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), Chicago, IL (2011-2014)
Chair of the International Committee of IADC (2007-2009)
Co-Chair of the International Arbitration Committee of IADC

Joop N. van Lunteren, Llm.

Joop N. van Lunteren graduated in Tax Law and Public Finance at Leyden University in 1970. He started his professional career in the Ministry of Finance and the Tax and Customs Administration as a tax inspector. Between 1974 and 1984 he held a number of positions in fields as HRM, training and Corporate Communication.
In 1984 Van Lunteren became Deputy Director-General of the Netherlands’ Tax and Customs Administration. In that position he was i.a. responsible for informatization and organizational development.
From 1993 to 2000 Van Lunteren was Director-General, Chairman of the board of the Netherlands’ Tax and Customs Administration.
From 2000 till 2002 he managed the creation of UWV, the Netherlands’ national social security agency. In 2002 Joop van Lunteren joined PBLQ(HEC) a consultancy for Netherlands’ public sector organizations.
From 2006 till 2019 Van Lunteren was vice-chair and later on member of the Board of Trustees of ABP, the Dutch public sector Pension Fund.
Since 2010 he has been associated with PBLQ as Senior Counsel and between 2013 and 2018 as Senior Adviser with The Boston Consulting Group.
From 2002 till 2010 Joop van Lunteren was chairman of the nonexecutive board of the Netherlands’ national bureau of statistics (CBS), from 2005 till 2014 member of the Supervisory Board of Dutch Infrastructure Fund and from 2010 till 2015 he chaired the Advisory Board of DUO, the administrative and financial branch of the Ministry of Education.
Occasionally Van Lunteren acts as an expert for the World Bank on
tax and customs administration.

Supervisory board members

Henk L. Vreeman, Attorney-at-Law

Member of the Board/Director April 2019-present
Private Equity Fund
Global, Asian backed, multi-billion dollar firm in alternative investments, headquartered in London, with operations in Germany, Israel, Hong Kong and PRC.
Attorney 1993-present
General
Practice in corporate law, private equity, venture capital, M&A, related IT law and employment law. In the early years also practising IT-law and EUlaw.
Chairman of corporate departments, vice-chairman of K-Legal International, chairman of Finance Committee. Among the founders of Kennedy Van der Laan and Steins Bisschop Meijburg & Co.
Law Offices Vreeman, 2003-present
Also: legal counsel (2016-2017) of Miller Turner Group, Amsterdam, (early stage and scale-up IT companies). Outside General Counsel of EDR Group, The Hague (professional services) (2005-2010). Outside General Counsel of NetEconomy (financial crime software, since 2007 part of Fiserv Inc.) (2005-2012). Interim Head Legal of Bouwfonds Property Finance (October 2003-February 2005).
Spigthoff, Attorneys-at-law and tax advisors, 2001-2003 – partner
Steins Bisschop Meijburg & Co, Attorneys-at-law, 1998-2001- partner
Kennedy van der Laan, Attorneys-at-law, 1993-1998 – partner
Entrepreneur 1986-1993
Corpeq B.V
Director of an industrial holding, fast growing from 60 to 1250 employees through leverage buy-outs, inter alia, Van Kempen & Begeer, Gero, BerkBeccon, Hendriks Groep Veenendaal, Harting Bank, Oostwoud and Mertens (Antwerp), American Block Factories (Sacramento, California). At holding level responsible for staff matters, legal affairs and information technology; joint responsibility for strategy and selection of target companies. At target company level director, chairman of management teams and delegated supervisory director, often in a turn-around situation.
Legal consultant 1985-1986
Security Pacific Software Services, (New York) 10.1985 – 04.1986
Independent legal counsel to a leading software company (subsidiary of Security Pacific National Bank) in New York, specialized in clearing software for mortgage-backed securities for leading financial institutions.
Attorney 1980-1985
O’Melveny & Myers, attorneys-at-law, 09.1983 – 10.1985 Los Angeles, New York – associate
Dutilh, Van der Hoeven & Slager, Advocaten, 1980-1983, Rotterdam — associate
During eight month seconded with Dechert, Price & Rhoads, New York.

Support

Lemstra Van der Korst N.V counsels the Foundation on various legal matters, including, but not limited to: (i) Investigating and establishing liability of the Volkswagen entities for harm or damage cause to the Aggrieved Parties; (ii) Entering into discussions with, and possibly preparing litigation against, the Volkswagen Entities on behalf of Aggrieved Parties; (iiI) Possibly entering into settlement discussions with such entities, and; (iv) Possibly following up such discussions with WCAM (collective settlement) proceedings.

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP finances the activities of the Foundation for the benefit of the Aggrieved Parties. In exchange, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP will collect a litigation funding fee of up to 18% of the net proceeds, plus expenses, all subject to Court approval, payable only if the Foundation obtains a recovery for Aggrieved Parties.

The Foundation also collaborates with consumer advocacy groups in the Netherlands and abroad.