Bram Hendriks has joined Kessler Topaz as Client Relations Manager, Europe, providing expanded services to European shareholders in U.S. class action lawsuits. Bram will help European institutional investors navigate the often-confusing waters of the U.S. and international court systems, and will also advise on corporate governance issues.
“Getting involved in U.S. litigation is not as scary as many institutional investors think it is,” Bram says. “I hope to take away some of the concerns of European investors abut getting involved in these proceedings, as well as proceedings in other jurisdictions such as Germany, Japan, and even the Netherlands.” Kessler Topaz Partner Darren Check added “We are excited to welcome Bram to the team. His experience in this type of litigation from the investor side will provide invaluable assistance and guidance to those considering their options in recovering losses resulting from fraud.”
Bram has been involved in some of the highest-profile U.S. securities class actions of the last 20 years. Before joining Kessler Topaz, he handled global securities litigation for NN Group N.W., a publicly-traded financial services company with approximately EUR 197 billion in assets under management. He previously oversaw corporate governance activities for a leading Amsterdam pension fund manger with a portfolio of more than 4,000 corporate holdings.
A dedicated shareholder advocate with a particular interest in responsible investing, Bram has co-chaired the International Corporate Governance Network Shareholder Rights Committee since 2009. He will be resident in the Netherlands.