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Bob Heeren

Lawyer and MfN-registered mediator

Bob specialises in solving complex legal problems involving all sorts of underlying interests and emotions, sometimes invisible to the eye but bubbling away under the surface. The problems in questions range from business and professional issues with an emotional undertone – such as work-related conflicts and conflicts involving company directors, owners and other business partners – to emotional issues with a legal and financial dimension, such as divorce. His services for business owners and company directors range from strategic coaching to litigating, the aim in all cases being to ensure that they get what they want.

Bob combines his legal expertise with a thorough grounding in psychology and communication skills. “As a professional listener, I have an ear for concealed interests, latent emotions and misread intentions. At the same time, I can also inject an rational approach into previously emotive issues. My experience is that this helps to create space for a solution to present itself more rapidly than would otherwise be the case.”

Bob prefers pursuing a strategy that is carefully attuned to the case in hand. Whether mounting a fierce attack or a robust defence, his aim at all times is to strike the best possible balance between emotional and rational aspects. 

Memberships

  • Dutch Mediation Institute
  • Dutch Association of Mediation Lawyers

Education

  • Master’s degree in Dutch civil law
  • Master’s degree in labour law
  • Courses in mediation

Languages

  • English
  • German

Netherlands Bar Association register of fields of law

Bob Heeren has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas:

  • Employment law:
    General employment law
  • Law of persons and family law:
    Divorce, maintenance and contact arrangements 

In accordance with the requirements laid down by the Netherlands Bar Association, he is obliged by virtue of this registration to obtain ten CPD points every calender year in each registered principal legal practice area.

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