Berth Brouwer (bar admittance 1996) is partner and in charge of FORT’s corporate & commercial litigation practice. His focus is on advising on and settling (potential) disputes within and related to public and private companies, joint ventures and limited and general partnerships, such as disputes between shareholders/investors and/or managing directors, or disputes on changing or termination of cooperation between partners.
Berth has conducted several high profile class actions, His practice also handles acquisition disputes, the (de)merger of partnerships, proceedings before the Enterprise Chamber, and D&O liability. Berth is also involved in the settlement of commercial disputes, e.g. related to the supply of products or provision of services. Berth has broad experience in the property sector (including corporations and PPPs), the food industry, financial industry, the clothing industry and the services industry, and other areas.
Berth favours a proactive approach, identifying risks at the earliest possible stage and addressing and reducing them beforehand if possible. Conflicts are solved in consultation and negotiation if possible; if necessary by means of court, arbitration or binding advice proceedings, in which he has no qualms about taking a firm approach. Commercially sound objectives are set beforehand in consultation with the client.
Berth graduated from the VU University of Amsterdam (cum laude) in 1996 and has since worked as a lawyer in the Corporate Law, Corporate Litigation and Corporate Real Estate practice groups of Allen & Overy and Boekel De Nerée. He joined FORT in February 2010.
Berth has experience as a university lecturer (VU University of Amsterdam) and as a lecturer in postgraduate courses for lawyers (Law Firm School, Juridische Academie). He also publishes on a regular basis.
Berth is a member of the Board of Representatives of the Netherlands Bar Association.
Specialist course in Corporate and Business Law at Grotius Academy (cum laude)
Corporate Litigation Association and Procedural Law Association