Bernard has about 30 years of experience as a binding advisor, arbitrator and as an expert appointed by courts and courts of appeal.

Moreover, he acted in a number of cases as a party expert supporting his client in domestic and international disputes e.g. related to settlement clauses of M&A transactions.

For most of his career Bernard worked at PwC where he led the Dutch forensic services practice for more than two decades.

Bernard studied economics and Dutch law at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. For a number of years, Bernard was affiliated with the enterprise chamber of the court of Amsterdam.