Georg van Daal
T +31 20 301 66 35
Georg took his degrees both in Chinese Language and Culture and in International Law at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands, in 1987 and 1990 respectively. He started work as an attorney at law with De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek in 1991. After completing his postdoctoral study entitled Corporate Recovery at the Radboud University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands in 1995, he joined the corporate recovery department of Baker & McKenzie in Amsterdam. In 1998 Georg left for Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles, to head up the law firm, Andersen Legal, there. In 2001 Georg returned to the Netherlands, where he joined the partnership of AKD Prinsen Van Wijmen. At this firm he was head of the corporate recovery department. After completing his doctoral thesis on the legal seizure of shares in capital corporations at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Georg joined VMW Taxand (Van Mens & Wisselink at that time) as a partner in the corporate law practice group in 2008.
Georg works nationally and internationally in corporate law with a strong focus on advice and litigation in the fields of financial law, liens and securities, corporate recovery, corporate and other liabilities and shareholders’ disputes He also advises on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, shareholders’ and investors’ agreements and commercial contracts.
Recent experience includes: litigating a € 50 million liability claim against a large Dutch law firm, litigating a € 45 million liability claim against a Dutch pharmaceutical firm, restructuring several major Dutch printing firms and restructuring a group of metalworks.
Georg is a proficient legal writer. He has published five books and well over 80 articles, opinions and book reviews in the fields of civil law and civil procedure, insolvency law, directors’ liabilities and financial law. Georg was editor of several Dutch and international legal journals. He is currently editor of the Dutch Insolvency Review and co-author of the authoritative loose-leaf editions on the Dutch Bankruptcy Act and the Dutch Financial Supervision Act.
Languages: Dutch - English