Education

Paul studied at Leiden University, completed the postgraduate specialization program in employment law, and the training for trademark attorney. He is a member of the VAAN (Association of Labor Law Attorneys Netherlands).

Career

Paul started his career as a lawyer in Amsterdam, then worked for four years as a lawyer in Sint Maarten, Dutch Caribbean, before returning to the Netherlands and continuing his legal practice as a partner at De Groen & Van Lint Advocaten for an extended period.

Daily practice

Paul provides daily advice to businesses on contracts and transactions, is involved in both preventing and resolving disputes, and frequently litigates, places attachments, and represents clients in both civil proceedings and arbitrations.

Selected cases

Arbitration through the NAI

The client, a foreign company, was the respondent in an arbitration. All high claims were rejected, and the counterparty had to reimburse the full legal costs.

 

Various cassations, including ECLI:NL:HR:2003:AF2844, formerly LJN AF2844, Supreme Court, C02/016HR (rechtspraak.nl) Employee/LAN-Alyst

The employer claimed a penalty for violation of the non-competition clause. It was argued, among other things, that the Waadi rendered the non-competition clause null and void. The case was successfully concluded for the employer, and a principled decision was made that the penalty clause does not need to specify the purpose of the penalty.

 

Lead counsel acquisition

Paul recently represented the seller of a pharmaceutical company. The acquisition was successfully completed promptly.

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