Jan Willem de Groot is a (nonpractising) Dutch lawyer, who is recognized as an expert in Dutch law and an who used to be an authoritative and leading practitioner of contract law. Jan Willem is now retired as a practising lawyer. Jan Willem has practised Dutch contract law for 35 years, and has gained extensive experience of commercial disputes, particularly with an international dimension.
As a lawyer in the Netherlands, his practice used to focus on Dutch - and international commercial contracting and liability issues, including giving strategic advice and conducting litigation (before practically all the Dutch courts) and arbitration. Jan Willem also acted as arbitrator and mediator.
Occasionally Jan Willem publicizes on Dutch contract law. As a blogger he aims to use his specific legal knowledge and to benefit from the lack of commercial pressures.