Caroline de Weerdt

Caroline has been an attorney since 1990 at La Gro Geelkerken Advocaten and its legal predecessor. Caroline embraces the challenge in her work by quickly seeing connections and understanding problems, and then using all her specialised experience to find the optimal solution. She can operate in many ways: advising in the background or actively negotiating or litigating before various bodies (courts, disciplinary tribunals and/or arbitration tribunals). Her 12 years of experience as a Disciplinary Judge at the Raad van Discipline (Discipline Council) of The Hague (until May 1, 2019) also comes in handy. Clients appreciate her expertise and proactive way of working.

Specialist fields 

  • Labour law 
  • Insolvency law 

Background and extracurricular 

  • 1987 University of Groningen - Dutch Language and Literature 
  • 1989 University of Groningen - Dutch Law 
  • 2007 Mediation training 
  • 2011 Grotius Insolvency Law 
  • Permanent training 
  • Chairman of the Board La Gro Geelkerken Advocaten (and legal predecessor) from 2016- 2021 
  • Member of VAAN (Association of Labour Attorneys in the Netherlands) 
  • Member Insolad (Association of Insolvency Attorneys) 
  • Lid Rotary Leiden  
  • Member of the Board of Discipline Ressort The Hague (2007-2019) 
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Prodeba B.V. in Leiden (2011-2019) 
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of St. PROO Leiden / St. OBSG Leiderdorp (2011-2019) 

Recent files 

  • Throughout her working life, Caroline has been active in the world of healthcare, among other things. She assists hospitals and other institutions in the areas of general employment law, the (non-)performance of specialists and governance aspects. As one of the trustees of the major Meavita bankruptcy (home care bankruptcy, one of the first bankruptcies in the healthcare/welfare sector, 2009-2021), she has broad experience and therefore a broad view of various aspects of a case and includes them in the considerations. 
Contact details
C.A. (Caroline) de Weerdt

Specialist Employment law & Insolvency, financing and securities

I have long-term relationships with my clients. I like to operate as a supporter and advocate when problems arise, but also especially to prevent problems. Because I have been around for years in many organisations, I know the ins and outs. This makes it possible to communicate quickly and effectively.
Caroline de Weerdt
Lawyer, Partner
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