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Jessica van der Geest

Jessica van der Geest sets great store by a personal approach to providing her clients with quick and accurate information and advice. Passionate about each case and her clients, she still thrives on being part of our team, despite moving to the beautiful province of Friesland in 2008.

Education and career

Jessica has been working as a notary’s clerk at De Clercq since 2005. She started her career in notarial practice fourteen years earlier as a secretary in a firm of civil-law notaries, where she specialised over time in the property registration practice. In 2001, after a four-year study programme, Jessica achieved her certificate of competence as civil-law notary’s clerk from SOMN, a training centre for employees in the notarial profession. She is now entitled to call herself a Registered Notary’s Clerk, a title that may only be used by clerks who meet continuous professional development (CPD) requirements. In 2016, Jessica also successfully completed the Business Law module of the INM, the Institute for the Further Training of Notarial Staff.

Jessica’s daily practice

‘I used to focus on property registrations, but now work mainly in business law, a varied and very interesting area of the law. The cases that land on my desk include the incorporation of legal entities, amendments to articles of association (including reductions in share capital), share transfers, mergers, divisions and corporate restructuring. Tough reading for some, perhaps, but I absolutely love it!’