Dirk Buijs has been a lawyer at BarentsKrans since 2008. He advises and litigates on all kinds of corporate-law and commercial matters, at both national and international level.
A large part of his work focuses on matters such as: commercial contracts (including ICT contracts) and their interpretation, M&A disputes, corporate fraud (in a civil-law context), liability of directors, officers and supervisory directors, disputes between shareholders, corporate governance and employee participation issues, disputes within cooperative ventures such as partnerships, limited partnerships and joint ventures, and proceedings before the Enterprise Division of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal (inquiry proceedings with respect to mismanagement and immediate relief).
Furthermore, over the last couple of years Dirk has been specialising in various corporate-law issues that arise when settling estates of entrepreneurs. For example: in family businesses, the tension between the interests of the family and the business play an important role in the process. How should you handle such matters if you are the management board of a family business or the trust office? How do you give shape to the business succession if there is no procedure in place (e.g. due to the premature death of a director and major shareholder)? What rights and obligations does an executor have in his capacity as the administrator of the shares in the family business? Which options or litigation options do you have if the continuity of the family business is under direct threat from quarrelling heirs?
Where necessary, Dirk joins forces with the civil-law notaries at BarentsKrans or specialists in the fields of tax law or inheritance law. His clients can therefore rest assured that they will receive expeditious and expert assistance in their matters.
Member of the Corporate Litigation Association (Vereniging Corporate Litigation)
Grotius Corporate and Business Law, cum laude (2014)
Leiden University, Business Law (2008)