Barry Martijn is a driven service provider who understands that entrepreneurs want to be able to do business freely. He is therefore happy to take difficult legal matters off his clients’ hands and think creatively with them to find the best solutions. Barry comes into his own at the intersection of company law and the law of persons and family law, and as a candidate notary in the company law section he is in his element.
Education and career
Barry obtained his master’s degree in notarial law at Leiden University in 2005, completed the professional training course in notarial law in 2009 and, a year later, completed the specialisation course in company and corporate law at Grotius Academy. A few years later he also followed the NLP Business Practitioner training. From the beginning of 2006 until the end of 2019, Barry worked as a candidate civil-law notary in The Hague. Since the beginning of 2020, he has been strengthening the team of De Clercq’s Corporate Law department as a candidate notary.
Barry’s daily practice
“As a candidate notary at De Clercq, I help entrepreneurs with numerous legal matters, including setting up or disentangling structures (with holding companies and operating companies) and preparing and supervising mergers, demergers, takeovers and share transfers. This means that I am involved in all phases of the business: from establishment and expansion to restructuring, downsizing, liquidation and sale. In addition, I have extensive experience in setting up employee shareholdings. This work sometimes requires cooperation with professionals in various disciplines, such as accountants, tax consultants and our legal department. Setting up foundations (ANBI) and associations is also part of my daily practice. The certification of (family) assets is a good example of the interface between business law and the law of persons and family. Clients can also approach me with regard to the privacy protection of their wealthy clients. At De Clercq, I also want to focus more and more on estate planning and business succession in family businesses. As far as I’m concerned, that’s where my expertise and interest in the various legal fields come into their own.