Education and career

Barry received his master’s degree in Notarial Law from Leiden University in 2005, completed the Professional Notarial Training Program in 2009 and a year later completed the specialization program in Corporate and Business Law at the Grotius Academy. From the beginning of 2006 until the end of 2019, Since early 2020, he has been a valuable addition to the team at De Clercq, contributing his skills to both the Corporate Law and Family Law sections as a senior candidate notary.

Barry’s daily practice

“As a candidate notary at De Clercq, I assist entrepreneurs in numerous legal matters, including setting up or unbundling structures (with holding and working limited liability companies ) and preparing and supervising mergers, demergers, acquisitions and share transfers. Thus, I am involved in all phases of business: from incorporation and expansion to restructuring, downsizing, liquidation and sale. I also have extensive experience in setting up employee shareholdings. This work sometimes requires cooperation with professionals in multiple disciplines, such as accountants, tax specialists and our legal profession. Setting up foundations (ANBIs) and associations is also part of my daily practice. The certification of (family) assets is a good example of the interface between corporate law and the law of persons and family law. Within De Clercq, I also increasingly focus on estate planning and business succession within family businesses. As far as I am concerned, this is where my expertise and interest in the various areas of law come into their own.”