About Gerard 

Gerard is a partner and corporate and company attorney with La Gro, and works with clients in both the corporate and non-profit sectors. He takes pride in assisting entrepreneurs and directors in complex legal matters, providing clarity and keeping matters manageable and then clearly recording the agreements or points of view. Bespoke assistance rather than templates, and this in respect of all manner of contract negotiations, assisting in acquisitions and mergers, shareholder agreements, including agreements to resolve shareholder disputes, proceedings in respect of legal entities (once dissolved), etc. 


  • Business law
  • Corporate law
  • Commercial contracts

Qualifications and experience

  • 2001, Leiden University (Civil Law and Criminal Law)
  • 2009, Grotius Specialisation Programme  (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

Attorney at law | Partner 

Corporate Advisory & Litigiation | Commercial contracts and commercial litigation

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