14 December 2022

De Brauw announces board composition effective April 2023

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek announces the composition of its Management Board. Dorothee van Vredenburch will continue as Executive Partner, and will be joined by Dennis Horeman and Klaas de Vries as Managing Partners. Together, they will comprise De Brauw's new Management Board as of 1 April 2023.

Transitional period until 1 April

Both Dennis and Klaas will use the upcoming months as a transitional period to hand over their practices where appropriate and take on their new roles.

Current board members Anja Mutsaers and Barbara Kloppert will take the upcoming months to gradually hand over responsibilities. Mutsaers: "It has been a great privilege to be part of the Management Board over the past years, including my last term in an all-female board with Dorothee and Barbara. I will pass the baton with full confidence in the course of 2023, and look forward to continuing my practice and contributing to the firm's ambitions in the field of Corporate/M&A."

Two managing partners and an executive partner

Dennis Horeman joined the firm in 2004. He is partner in De Brauw's Litigation practice. Dennis: "This firm is built on providing the best service to our clients by working together across a wide range of areas of expertise. In that spirit, I look forward to working in the collegial team of Dorothee, Klaas and myself. We will operate as a strong collective, each informed by different experiences and expertise. We are grateful for the vote of confidence to take on this role and will continue to invest in our services, our people and our position in society."

Klaas de Vries is partner in the Corporate/M&A practice. He started his career at De Brauw in 2003. Klaas: "I look forward to working with Dennis and Dorothee. Our focus will remain on ensuring we are best able to support clients in complex, multi-disciplinary and high-stakes matters. We will continue to invest in all areas of expertise that hold strategic importance for our clients. We will also actively look to improve our ability to support our people, make significant progress on diversity and inclusion and improve our firm's sustainability efforts."

Dorothee Van Vredenburch joined the firm in 2020 as member of the Management Board. As Executive Partner, she heads the business departments of the firm and oversees strategic business management. Van Vredenburch: "I am much looking forward to working with Klaas and Dennis in their new capacity, leveraging my experience as a board member and building on the work done in the past three years."