Berend is a partner in the Real Estate & Infrastructure practice of Osborne Clarke Netherlands. 

Berend specialises in real estate transactions, project development and leasing. In addition, Berend regularly acts in disputes and (international) arbitrations in those areas.

Berend's clients are mainly (international) institutional investors and project developers. For them, he is involved in many leading real estate projects in the Netherlands, including - in the recent past - the development, construction and acquisition of the World Trade Centers in Amsterdam and Utrecht and the Markthal in Rotterdam. 

Legal 500 and Chambers describe Berend's team as: 'Excellent for real estate M&A', 'Experienced, no-nonsense and to-the-point' and 'Very fast and practical'.