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Pieter van den Berg

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Transaction services and Finance and insolvency, partner.


Pieter van den Berg is a lawyer and head of the M&A practice of Buren, with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, financing and insolvency. Both as a lead and co-counsel he has advised clients of different sizes (some of them listed companies) on national and cross-border transactions. In addition, Pieter acts as a trustee in bankruptcies.


He is a member of the Dutch Bar Association, the International Bar Association (IBA) and Insolad, the Association of Insolvency Lawyers. Pieter is a board member of several institutions and initiatives, including ACCESS Facility, a global organization supporting effective problemsolving for Company-Community conflicts.


Dutch and English.


After obtaining a law degree (private law and business law) from Erasmus University Rotterdam in 1995 Pieter van den Berg has been working as a lawyer. He completed a specialisation training Insolad/Grotius Insolvency law (2003) as well as Mergers and Acquisitions (formerly Corporate Transactions) (2006).


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

The team at Buren is noted for its cross-border scope. Steven van der Waal heads the Japan and China practice groups, Paul Deloo and Peter van Dijk are the key contacts for CIS and Russia work, and Cees-Frans Greeven is the Latin America expert. Pieter van den Berg advised Van der Lee on the sale of Van der Lee International to Transports Vervaeke.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

Buren has excellent multi-jurisdictional capabilities, and is strong in bankruptcy trustee work. Martijn Vermeeren leads the team jointly with M&A expert Pieter van den Berg. Clients include MS Mode Nederland and Ruwaard van Putten Hospital.

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    Despite the implementation of Directive 2000/35/EC on combating late payment in commercial transactions in 2002, the European Commission (the “Commission”) concluded in 2008 that late payments were still widespread in the EU. It also turned out that public authorities in certain Member States were stipulating unjustifiably long contractual payment periods for transactions.
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