Judith was born and bred in the Westland region between The Hague and Rotterdam, which is particularly well-known for its glasshouse horticulture. Indeed, she comes from a family of fruit and vegetable exporters. She studied law at Leiden after which she spent seven years running a business together with her boyfriend, whom she had met as a student. It was during this period that she built up a reputation as a good judge of character, as someone who is not afraid to roll up her sleeves and get down to work, and as a dogged fighter who doesn’t give up at the first hurdle. As the business evolved from fledgling to adult, so Judith felt a growing need to return to the law and decided to embark on a career with RWV. “Thanks to my experience in running a business, I have a pretty good idea of the sort of challenges faced by business owners and find it easy to put myself in their shoes. I’m ideally placed to advise people who run their own businesses and give them the legal support they need.”
In recent years, Judith has specialised in drafting and assessing commercial contracts. She would be delighted to help you draft precisely the sort of joint venture agreement, non-disclosure agreement, letter of intent or terms and conditions that you’re looking for. Judith has also been involved in a number of successful corporate takeovers, where her role involved drafting the relevant purchase agreements.
Judith likes to probe beyond the surface by thoroughly examining an organisation’s present and future status, looking carefully at the broad picture from a number of different angles. She’s also extremely personable, great at thinking on her feet, and a constant source of good ideas.
- Bachelor’s degree in law at Leiden University
- Master’s degree in civil law at Leiden University