Lawyers for defendants and plaintiffs are now both willing to place wagers these days on the Netherlands becoming the next hot spot for overseas class action cases.

Showing confidence in the odds, large corporate defense firms such as Dentons, Fieldfisher, Hogan Lovells and most recently Littler Mendelson have expanded their legal rosters in Amsterdam and engaged local litigation talent through lateral hiring, negotiating mergers and building alliances with Dutch firms.