Gerard Gort

Gerard has been working as a lawyer in business law and corporate law for the best part of 20 years, both in the business domain and for non-profits. What he relishes more than anything is to assist entrepreneurs and directors in complex legal matters while keeping everything understandable and manageable for them, and to subsequently clearly record the agreements or positions. Bespoke assistance instead of endless models. This includes all kinds of contract negotiations, assisting in mergers and acquisitions, shareholder agreements, including agreements to resolve shareholder disputes, proceedings on (dissolved) legal entities, etc.

Specialist areas

  • Business law
  • Corporate law
  • Commercial contracts

Background and other work

  • 2001 Leiden University (Civil Law and Criminal Law)
  • 2009 Grotius Specialisation Programme in Corporate and Business Law
  • Chairman of Stichting Cornelis Penceelfonds in Leiden (financial support for the social work done by the Radius Foundation in Leiden)
  • Involved in a family trust that invests and participates to promote sustainability in business operations

Recent cases

  • Merger of two Dutch development assistance organisations
  • Transfer (carve-out) of a hospital laboratory to an external party
  • Franchise contracts under the Dutch Franchise Act, distribution agreements and collaboration agreements
  • Advising and litigating on aborted negotiations
  • Advising and litigating on royalties (cut roses, oil industry) and shareholder disputes
  • Unbundling of (failed) collaborations, including a ‘Russian roulette’
Contact details
G. (Gerard) Gort

Specialist Corporate law & Commercial contracts and commercial litigation

Assisting entrepreneurs and directors in complex legal cases, keeping things understandable and manageable, and then recording everything in clear terms, that’s what I like to do!
Gerard Gort
Lawyer, Managing Partner

Call: +31 172 530 250