Mr Dirk van den Berg > act Fort Advocaten > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

act Fort Advocaten
Teniersstraat 1
1071 DX Amsterdam

Work Department

Franchise / Real Estate




Dirk van den Berg specialises in real estate law, franchise law, commercial tenancy law and distribution law.

He 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.


English, Dutch


Dirk van den Bert is 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). He has a regular column in Pompshop, a trade magazine for the petrol station and carwash industry and is also annotator for trade publication ‘Jurisprudentie (voorheen Journaal) Huur & Verhuur’.

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Industry focus: retail

act Fort Advocaten advises domestic and international consumer goods companies on contentious and non-contentious real estate, rental and franchise law matters. Clients include real estate developers, investors, franchisors and retailers. Katinka Verdurmen has a broad practice, advising on contractual agreements as well as representing clients in court. Jodit de Bruin assists with leases for commercial spaces and Dirk van den Berg adds real estate and franchise expertise.

Netherlands > Real estate

act Fort Advocaten specialises in real estate and corporate law, with a strong contentious offering acting in disputes. The practice focuses on the retail, hotel and leisure sectors and acts for a range of clients including investors, developers, real estate funds, and businesses. Practice heads are Pieter Twaalfhoven, Katinka Verdurmen, Dirk van den Berg and Jodit de Bruin.