|Opleiding:||Dutch law, Leiden University, 1979|
Dick Poot on his work as a lawyer for companies:
My profession is to provide legal service to companies, a profession I have enjoyed practising for more than thirty years now. Coming up with a solution before a problem escalates is a challenge. This has resulted in many steady clients who consult me for advice any time they wish to do so.
Of course I know my trade as a lawyer. And yet it is even more important to not just understand the client, but especially to make a proper estimate of the opponent’s position as well. Every client, every market and every problem is different. Sometimes a friendly letter will suffice, but in some cases one must hit home immediately with an attachment in order to set a case in motion. The challenge of searching for a solution each time anew so my clients can move on is the one I gladly take on time after time.