Late one Friday afternoon, Saskia Blom, Senior Legal Counsel at RTL Nederland, received a summons to appear in preliminary relief proceedings the very next Monday. De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) demanded that certain documents concerning DSB Bank, which had collapsed shortly before that time, be removed from the RTL News website. RTL News had published secret, internal documents evidencing that DNB was aware of DSB Bank’s financial problems.
‘I was at a Christmas drinks party when DNB’s counsel phoned me at 5.30pm asking at what address he could have the summons served. I called SOLV and they got on the case right away and worked straight through the weekend. That Monday, they came to court thoroughly prepared and defended our case excellently. It seemed as if they had been working on the case for weeks rather than just a few days, as if they had felt no time pressure whatsoever.’