"Conflict prevention enables businesses to organise themselves to avoid costly and time-consuming proceedings."
George Driessen qualified as an attorney-at-law in 2007 and joined HVG Law in 2012, where he works in the Corporate/M&A Department.
George has a wide experience in litigating in The Netherlands and the Dutch Caribbean. Many of his cases involve complex cross-border issues and proceedings in multiple jurisdictions. He also advises extensively on risk management and on tactical and strategic issues arising in the context of litigation.
George’s practice area covers the full range of corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration. He has represented individuals and companies across diverse industries as varied as Power & Energy, Oil & Gas, Construction, Logistics, Manufacturing and Retail. George advises and represents directors, supervisory directors, stockholders and trade creditors facing (imminent) conflict and/or a violation of their interests.
George specializes in:
- conflict prevention and risk management;
- partnership and shareholder disputes;
- joint venture disputes;
- dispute related demergers and unbundling;
- director’s & officer’s liability;
- disputes related to mergers and acquisitions (e.g. contractual and warranty claims); and
- commercial contract disputes.
George (1982) graduated in Dutch private law (master’s degree) and successfully completed the ‘European Law School’-programme (master’s degree) at the University of Maastricht. In addition, he obtained a master’s degree in ‘Financial Law’ at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam.
In 2007, George started his career as an attorney for Houthoff Buruma in Amsterdam. In 2011 and early 2012, he worked as an attorney for VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne in Curaçao (the Dutch Caribbean) and the firm’s ‘Dutch Caribbean Desk’ at Van Doorne Amsterdam. As per 1 May 2012, George joined HVG Law.
In addition to his work as an attorney, George regularly publishes in legal journals and daily newspapers. Also, he is an author for the Kluwer law journal for Civil Procedural Law.
George is a member of the Dutch Association for Corporate Litigation and Procedural Law.