About Rob 

Rob joined La Gro after graduating and completing a post-Master’s qualification in Corporate Law in 1988 and has been a partner of the firm since 1996. In his earlier years, he mainly focused on his specialist area of corporate and bankruptcy law, and his experience in corporate law also served him well in his role as Chair of the Board (2014-2018). After his time on the Board, he moved into another area of law that is of great interest to him: civil construction law, in which he completed the specialisation qualification at the IBR in 2019. Meanwhile, his vast litigation experience led to some successfully conducted proceedings. He is keen on building long-term relationships with his clients based on mutual trust, which for him means that he is always available for his clients. 

Expertise

  • Business law
  • Insolvency law
  • Construction law

Qualifications and experience

Training

  • 1985, Erasmus University Rotterdam (major in Private Law and Business Law);
  • Postgraduate Grotius Programme (Business Law);
  • Civil Construction (course organised by Netherlands Institute for Construction Law).

Other work

  • Chairman of the board of OndernemersFonds Gouda;
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of De Goudse Schouwburg (theatre in Gouda);
  • Confidential counsellor at Groene Hart hospital.

Recent cases

Business law

  • Assisting in a management buy-out;
  • Assisting in the creation of a holding company and sealing a shareholders’ agreement between two shareholders;
  • Advising on and assisting in corporate takeovers;
  • Mediating in a dispute between shareholders and termination of the partnership;
  • Advising on and providing assistance in proceedings relating to liability of company directors;
  • Conducting negotiations on and drawing up a procurement contract.

Insolvency law

  • Advising a company in difficulty;
  • Conducting proceedings in a case on directors’ and officers’ liability;
  • Acting as receiver in bankruptcies declared by The Hague District Court and ensuring creditors were paid for the full 100%.

Construction law

  • Representing a contractor in a construction dispute, which led to a sentence ordering the client to pay the full contract price, plus interest and legal costs.
Contact details
R.P. (Rob) de Bruin

Attorney at law | Partner 

Corporate Advisory & Litigation | Insolvency, Restructuring & Finance

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