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Katinka Verdurmen

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Fort Advocaten

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Franchise / Real Estate


Managing Partner


Katinka Verdurmen specialises in property law and franchise law. She advises, negotiates and litigates on the purchase/sale of commercial and other property, the leasing and letting of commercial space, the professional liability of estate agents and civil-law notaries, franchise disputes, the structuring of franchise organisations, and the recording of agreements between franchisors and franchisees. She represents project developers, investors and franchisors, among others, but also retailers, franchisees and estate agents.

She is an editor at the Tijdschrift voor Huurrecht Bedrijfsruimte, and a lecturer at the Real Estate Business School.

Katinka Verdurmen was ranked as Recommended Lawyer in the Legal500 EMEA edition in the section Industry Focus "Retail".


English, Dutch


Katinka Verdurmen is a member of the Landlord and Tenant Law Practitioners Association,





Industry focus: retail

Within: Industry focus: retail

The Fort Advocaten team offers specialisms across real estate, franchising, corporate and commercial, employment and litigation within the retail sector. It serves HEMA, JD Sports Fashion, Blokker and Nespresso Nederland. In recent work, it has handled contentious real estate, pre-insolvency and a number of complex franchising matters. Katinka Verdurmen, who has a focus on franchising and property law, heads the team assisted by senior lawyer Maaike Boomsma.

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