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Gerbrand Osinga



Gerbrand Osinga is a creative and energetic mind, who seeks solutions in a pragmatic way. He focuses mainly on real estate, in particular lease law, purchase and sale, credit management and hospitality. He has over 30 years of experience and has been involved in many legal proceedings and consultancy programs in the Netherlands. He has acted as main counsel of real estate funds, housing corporations, construction companies, entrepreneurs and consumers etc. He participates in the board of directors of a Frisian company and was a supervisory director of a housing corporation.

Gerbrand is married and has three children. In his spare time he plays golf, runs and acts as a field hockey referee.


Gerbrand Osinga started his professional career at Heineken in 1991 as a corporate lawyer. Shortly afterwards he became a member of the Bar, first in the Netherlands Antilles, then in the Netherlands. His experience includes real estate in general and tenancy law, commercial rights and hospitality in particular. For a period of 12 years he was editorial secretary of a magazine for Commercial Tenancy Law (TvHB).


Gerbrand Osinga a is member of various associations, among others, the Dutch Bar Association, The Association of Rental Law Lawyers (“VHA”), the Association of Real Estate Lawyers (“VVJ”) and the Real Estate Society of Utrecht (“VUVS”).

Areas of Focus

Real estate and tenancy law.



Rijks Universiteit Groningen (“RUG”), 1990, Master in Law

The Association of Rental Law Lawyers (“VHA”), 2002, Lease Law specialist

Grotius Real Estate, 2008, Real Estate specialist

Amsterdam School of Real Estate (“ASRE”), 2010 – 2012, MRE MSc 





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HYS & Co. Advocaten

HYS & Co. Advocaten is a medium-sized Utrecht office highly specialized in construction and real estate and related areas of law (such as corporate and energy law). This concerns everything that has to be developed, built, operated and transferred. From residential and commercial real estate, educational and healthcare institutions, to technical installations and area development. Sometimes it concerns a single aspect, such as a tender, planning, a construction or rental contract, but it can also cover a life phase or even the entire life cycle of a project, from initiation and financing to delivery and operation afterwards. Our staff have all gained many years of expertise, which is widely made available in the execution of each assignment. Our office has both an advisory and litigation practice. We consider litigation as a last resort. Our work is often aimed at preventing this by providing solution-oriented advice or drawing up clear contracts.

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