Harold is a lecturer in company law at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. He specializes in corporate law, corporate (re)structuring and corporate governance.
Harold obtained a law doctorate (PhD) from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam in November 2009 on a thesis called Demergers in Dutch Law from a European and Comparative Perspective (Deventer: Kluwer 2009).
The thesis focuses on the facility of the legal demerger, a legal concept that constitutes an important facility for the Dutch business sector. The research question is whether there are opportunities to improve the provision of the legal demerger in the Netherlands. In order to answer that question, three subareas are reviewed, namely whether there are opportunities to improve the provision of the legal demerger in the Netherlands in connection with (i) the scope of the legal act, (ii) the procedural aspects and (iii) regulations to protect shareholders, members, creditors and employees. Attention is also paid to the legislation regarding the legal demerger in Germany, Belgium, the United Kingdom, the United States and Japan. The thesis wraps up with a number of recommendations that aim to improve the Dutch provision of the legal demerger.
Harold regularly teaches and publishes on corporate law matters, is editor of the Dutch Business Law Review (Bedrijfsjuridische Berichten) and member of the Dutch Commercial Law Association.
Harold graduated from the Faculty of Law (Corporate Law, Private Law, Criminal Law, Tax Law and Notarial Law) of the University of Groningen, from the Law School of the University of Aberdeen and from the School of Law of the University of Leeds.
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