Prior to working in the Litigation & Risk Management practice group, Pjotr has worked in the field of corporate law and banking and finance. Pjotr uses that background and understanding to support and enhance his current focus, which is especially helpful when negotiating and litigating over the various topics that commercial contracts may cover. Pjotr regularly teaches on legal subjects relating to his practice, among others within the Law Firm School. Pjotr also uses a part of his time to assist not for profit organisations with matters within his field of expertise.

Work highlights include:

  • Negotiating on behalf of and advising Dutch life insurance company VIVAT N.V. on a transitional services agreement related to the sale of Vivat Schade N.V. to Nationale Nederlanden N.V.;
  • Negotiating on behalf of and advising one of the world’s leading investment firms on the licensing, development and implementation of ‘enterprise resource planning software’ (ERP), for Europe and Asia;
  • Litigating on behalf of a top ten global travel technology company in respect of a license agreement and the termination thereof.
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Memberships

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Dutch Bar Association
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The Dutch Intellectual Property Association
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The Dutch Copyright Association
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Qualifications

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Regular courses within his field of expertise
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Postdoc National and International Contracts, Grotius Academy, 2010 (with honours)
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Dutch civil law and business law, Leiden University, 2000

What others say

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"Pjotr Heemskerk can also be described as ‘The Oracle’. He knows and remembers everything regarding cases and established case law, which makes him able to quickly analyse a case and come up with the right strategy."
Legal 500 (2022)
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