Robert M. Berendsen (1966) studied International law at the University of Amsterdam. After graduation he completed Dutch law at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam. From 1995 until 2004 Robert worked at Boekel De Nerée Advocaten, Notarissen, Belastingadviseurs. During this period he set up and managed a debt collections department. He was later appointed Project Manager IT Solutions due to his passion for and knowledge of Information Technology and programming. In this position he was responsible for innovation of technologie with Boekel De Nerée. Under his management several technological developments were implemented. Robert was sworn in as a solicitor in 2005 and in his practice assists both entrepreneurs as private individuals in the field of rent law, employment law, corporate law and debt collection. In addition, Robert is chairman of the Board of Appeal of the Dutch Association for Acupuncture and he is a member of the board of the Confederation of Advocacy for Persecution Victims. Robert speaks and writes English and French besides Dutch. Robert also speaks a nice word of German, Portuguese, Hebrew and Spanish.