Having completed his studies at the Universities of Leiden and California, Dr Punt worked for law firms Baker & McKenzie, Arthur Andersen and AKD. He has gained a wide experience in commercial-law and tax-law practice. Dr Punt’s work focuses primarily on the unbundling of professional collaborations (corporate litigation).
He frequently acts for clients in negotiations for the buyout, exit, and continuance of enterprises. In addition, he has considerable experience in proceedings concerning disputes between shareholders and companies, and disputes instigated by company directors. Dr Punt’s portfolio of work also includes commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, guarantees from banks and other institutions, corporate liability and directors’ liability, and matters concerning general terms and conditions and general issues of commercial litigation. In the Netherlands, Dr Punt is one of the specialists on disclosure law. Lastly, Dr Punt is specialised in the field of procedural tax law and issues concerning tax collection, having completed the professional course of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisers.
Dr Punt’s clients include a number of medical institutions, independent treatment centres (‘ZBC’s) and doctors. He has particular expertise in the healthcare sector. He also represents various companies in the fields of construction and real-estate management, investment funds, software, transport, technology, hotel and catering, and offshore companies. Lastly, Dr Punt represents football players, their agents, and football clubs in national and international player transfers. His clients are mostly based in the Netherlands and the United States.
Dr Punt has given various courses and presentations in several areas of law, including civil procedure, the law of evidence, the duty to disclose and procedural tax law. In addition he has various publications to his name. Dr Punt obtained his doctorate from the University of Leiden in the field of company law. Mr Punt speaks Dutch, English and French.