Pieter van Deurzen

Pieter has been a lawyer since 2003 and partner at the La Gro Geelkerken law firm since 2013. He heads up the commercial contracts and commercial litigation section. Pieter has a hands-on approach and likes to take the client’s perspective. The aim is always to make life as easy as possible for his clients. Pieter is enterprising and result-driven. Pieter sets great store by maintaining a relationship of trust with his clients. He spends his spare time with his family, generally playing or watching football or tennis.

Specialist areas

  • Commercial contracts & commercial litigation
  • Civil property law

Background and other work

  • 2003, Nijmegen Radboud University (Business law)
  • 2009, Institute for Construction Law (Private Construction Law programme)
  • 2013, Postgraduate Grotius Programme (National and International Contracting).
  • Member of the Association for Distribution, Franchise, and Agency Law;
  • Member of the Association of Construction Lawyers;
  • Member of the legal committee of the Netherlands Franchise Association;
  • Member of various business clubs in the The Hague area.


Recent cases

Commercial contracts and commercial litigation: Pieter boosts extensive experience drafting and advising on commercial contracts, and then primarily B2B trade contracts. This includes distribution agreements, agency agreements, and franchise agreements. Aside from that, Pieter gives advice on how to draw up collaboration agreements, IT contracts, memoranda of understanding, letters of intent, NDAs, letters of engagement, and general terms and conditions. Beyond how to draw up these contracts, his advisory scope extends to how to terminate them, (re)negotiate them, and assess existing contractual relationships. Pieter also has broad (litigation) experience with business disputes in areas such as liability due to contracts, aborted negotiations, compliance and compensation claims, and the interpretation of commercial contracts. Pieter joins his clients’ thought process on strategy and never loses sight of his goal. A dispute can often be prevented by entering into negotiations or seeking advice. When litigation is required, Pieter can fall back on his experience in civil courts, both in preliminary relief proceedings and in appeal cases.

Civil property law: Pieter has ample experience drawing up and advising on purchase agreements, agreements for services, and other contracts. These are often contracts that are subject to administrative conditions (UAV or UAV-gc). Pieter represents project developers, housing corporations, and building contractors. He also has extensive experience with construction law disputes, both before courts and the Arbitration Board for the Building Industry.

Contact details
P.J.B. (Pieter) van Deurzen

Specialist Commercial contracts and commercial litigation

Thinking ahead three moves while staying flexible to achieve the best solution, that’s the challenge for any lawyer
Pieter van Deurzen
Lawyer, Managing Partner

Call: +31 172 530 250