Barend Jan van Spaendonck studied Dutch law at the University of Leiden.

He has been a lawyer since 1980 and worked previously at Nauta Dutilh, and Ekelmans Den Hollander (now known as HoganLovells). In 2009, Barend Jan joined his current law firm, bdm advocaten.

Barend Jan has been working on all aspects of employment law for more than 30 years. In addition, he practises business law in the widest sense.

Until 2012, Barend Jan was a deputy district court judge in the Midden-Nederland court district.

Barend Jan is the director of a legal entity that charters a number of sea-going vessels. He also acts as an independent complaints mediator for the Dutch Scientific Association of Dentists (Nederlandse Wetenschappelijke Vereniging van Tandartsen) and for TPRS Nederland.


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