Dirk van den Berg advises a large number of businesses in the petrol stations sector, on contracts with oil companies and other subjects. He furthermore advises businesses, in particular in the retail sector, in the fields of commercial tenancy law and franchise. Dirk has broad litigation experience, in both preliminary relief proceedings and proceedings on the merits. He litigates when necessary, but also acts as a mediator and always considers the possibilities of a favourable settlement.
Between 2000 and 2018, Dirk was partner at a leading Dutch law firm. He has additional qualifications as a specialist in insolvency, leasing and mediation.
Dirk is an active member of the following assiciations or platforms:
- Member of the Landlord and Tenant Law Practitioners Association
- Member of the Association of Insolvency Lawyers (Insolad)
- Member of the Association for Distribution, Franchise and Agency Law (DFA)
- Dirk has a regular column in Pompshop, a trade magazine for the petrol station and carwash industry
- Annotator for trade publication ‘Jurisprudentie (voorheen Journaal) Huur & Verhuur’
Our clients about Dirk in The Legal 500 EMEA 2021:
“Knowledge of the relevant market developments“.
“Good knowledge, quick replies and pragmatic advice“.
“All individuals have both good social and professional skills“.
“They think several steps ahead in the process“.
“This office works with the most modern techniques and communication resources“.
“Pro-active practice with a good network“.
The Legal 500 about act FORT:
“act Fort Advocaten specialises in franchising, and insolvency and restructuring matters, and also handles rental matters, real estate transactions, M&A, corporate disputes and employment issues. As part of act legal, an alliance of independent firms, the practice is well placed to handle matters across Europe. The team attracts work from large international corporates, midsized enterprises, governments and investors. Katinka Verdurmen is a key name for commercial real estate matters and litigation. Dirk van den Berg and Jodit de Bruin are the other names to note.”