Sworn in: 1995
Dimitry Aertssen specialises in corporate law and insolvency law. He assists businesses with all kinds of important matters: setting up and financing start-ups and joint ventures, problems with concluding and terminating major commercial contracts, shareholder conflicts, internal fraud investigations, good governance, reorganisations, mergers and acquisitions, and transfer to the next generation. With more than 20 years’ experience Dimitry is well aware of what entrepreneurs have to deal with. He is also a sparring partner for various supervisory and management boards of both businesses and non-profit institutions, and he assists municipal executives in the field of governance or government participations.
With a focus on the client’s (strategic) interests, he doesn’t think in terms of problems but of solutions. Those solutions are often achieved through a mix of procedural pressure, negotiation, and legal creativity. It situations like these, Dimitry is able to switch effectively: he’s amiable and humorous whenever possible, but tough when necessary.
Dimitry completed the Grotius programme in insolvency law and the follow-up course in financial economics for insolvency practitioners. He is a member of the Dutch Association of Insolvency Practitioners (Insolad) and the Corporate Litigation Association. Dimitry directs the firm’s Belgian desk and is the contact for our international IPG network. He also gives regular guest lectures in corporate law and insolvency law for Master’s degree students at Maastricht University’s law faculty and the University’s accountancy programme (MURA), and within the framework of the premium programme of ICGI, Maastricht University.