Erik-Jan Zippro specializes in competition litigation, commercial litigation, mass claims and collective actions.
Erik-Jan is a leading expert in the Netherlands in the field of private enforcement of EU competition law and cartel damages litigation. He has extensive experience representing clients in complex litigation proceedings before the various courts in the Netherlands and the EU.
Prior to joining Hausfeld, he co-founded the litigation boutique firm Zippro Meijer with a focus on plaintiff litigation in the Netherlands. The litigation boutique firm was recommended three years in a row by Global Competition Review (GCR) as the only Dutch law firm in the EU claimants bar. The firm has continued its litigation practice as Hausfeld Advocaten.
Before founding the litigation boutique firm Zippro Meijer, Erik-Jan worked in the litigation and competition practice groups of the Dutch international law firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V. He has dealt with a wide range of competition and civil law matters, including merger notifications with the European Commission, cartel damages cases, EU state aid, fraud, mass claims, liability proceedings and contractual disputes.
Erik-Jan was also assistant professor at Leiden University where he lectured on contract law, liability law, property law, competition litigation, commercial litigation and damages.
Ph.D., Leiden University
LL.M., VU University Amsterdam
University Teaching Qualification (UTQ), Leiden University
Admitted to the Bar in The Netherlands, 2011
Global Competition Review
Boutique firm Zippro Meijer stands out with its focus on plaintiff litigation in the Netherlands, where it has become a significant player. Comprising managing partners Erik-Jan Zippro and Rogier Meijer, along with partner Sander Timmerman and one associate, the firm boasts a client roster one would expect to see at a much larger firm. It is working with Hausfeld on various Trucks cartel follow-on damages claims, and is handling more than 20 proceedings in the Netherlands for its clients. It is also representing Deutsche Bahn and several subsidiaries in a damages claim against a pre-stressed steel cartel, and is defending Samsung in follow-on damages claims before Dutch courts for allegedly participating in cartels to fix the prices of cathode ray tubes. - GCR100, EU Claimants Bar, 20th Edition, January 2020
GCR named Zippro Meijer as the only recommended Dutch law firm for its European Claimant category, noting: "A small yet significant player, the boutique firm Zippro Meijer stands out with its unique focus on plaintiff litigation in the Netherlands." - GCR100, EU Claimants Bar, 2018
Erik-Jan has expertise in advising and litigating in the field of antitrust/competition. His experience includes:
Erik-Jan holds a PhD in the private enforcement of competition law.
Erik-Jan has expertise in advising, litigating and arbitrating in the field of commercial & financial disputes including:
AFM - representing a large group of aggrieved investors against the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).
Erik-Jan has expertise in advising and litigating in matters concerning mass torts, in particular mass claims and collective actions in the fields of competition law, financial services, privacy and data protection law.
Erik-Jan has expertise in advising and litigating in the field of privacy law, in particular in matters relating to the protection of personal data and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Erik-Jan has expertise in advising and litigating in the field of professional negligence, including liability of accountants, attorneys and supervisors.
Erik-Jan has expertise in advising and litigating in the field of insurance law. Representing some large insurance companies and high-profile persons in financial disputes with insurance companies.