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Gerben Metz

Gerben’s DayOne
Oktober 2010
Admitted to the Bar: October 2010, member of the Dutch bar association
I value clear communication, good accessibility and short lines of communication. As a co-founder of DayOne in my 'early thirties', I understand better than anyone that my services must add value from an entrepreneurial perspective. So that is more than a legal argument. I seek that broadening in my teaching and as a deputy judge, among other things.

Areas of Expertise

Corporate law
Shareholders agreements, Issues concerning shareholders/directors, Joint ventures, Corporate housekeeping, Incorporation and demerger of companies

Commercial tenants rights


Intellectual property / information technology / privacy (GDPR), protection personal data, compliance procedures

Commercial contracts (B2B) and general law of obligations

Procedural law
Commercial and corporate disputes

Gerben’s Way of Working

Gerben sets great store by plain communication and short lines with his clients and expects the same from his clients and discussion partners. He is convinced that dialogue is the best way to get results. High quality is a given, of course. If necessary, Gerben doesn’t shy away from litigation.
His clients’ legal issues often also touch on economic or strategic issues. From that perspective DayOne’s legal services should add value, in his opinion. In advising his clients Gerben finds it helps that he is an entrepreneur himself and easily accessible. His clients appreciate his views of entrepreneurship because they feel that he also takes responsibility for their challenges. That was the approach Gerben has taken right from the moment he joined the commercial practice of his colleague Vincent Breedveld. And his clients appreciate that approach.



Degree in Dutch law (with an emphasis on private law), including honors program (2009). Post-graduate program in corporate and business law (Grotius academy 2016). Member of the Dutch Bar Association.
Besides working as a lawyer at DayOne, Gerben feels it is important to engage with the community. He recently joined SRA as a lecturer, teaching business law in a broad sense. For two years he was on the board of the Young Bar, the Hague chapter, the professional association for young lawyers. Every year Gerben and his co-workers organise ‘Recht in Beweging’, a run for and by people working at law firms, the Public Prosecution Service, courts, and the city of the Hague.  Moreover, he regularly gives workshops to clients, for instance on the GDPR and privacy law. Further, he acts as a deputy judge.

Register of legal practice areas
Gerben Metz has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):

  • Tenancy law
  • Corporate law
  • Contract law

Based on this registration, he is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.