10 November 2021 - De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek has elected three new partners with effect from 1 January 2022. Davine Roessingh will become partner in the Litigation practice. Jaap Barneveld will join as partner with a focus on Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets. Yi Duan will become partner in De Brauw's Mergers & Acquisitions practice.
Marnix Leijten, Managing Partner at De Brauw: "We are delighted to welcome Davine, Jaap and Yi as partners. These three talented practitioners have already made excellent contributions to our firm. Their exceptional reputation in their areas of expertise will be of great value to further grow our standing and ability in the market.”
Davine specialises in complex, and often multi-jurisdictional, disputes. Since joining De Brauw in 2011, she has represented clients in a range of commercial and corporate matters, relating to long-term contracts, M&A and ESG matters. Davine is a skilled litigator with an extensive track record in various types of proceedings before state courts and arbitral tribunals under the rules of various arbitration institutes such as the ICC, which she combines with notable experience in execution and enforcement proceedings relating to attachments and injunctions.
Jaap specialises in M&A, capital markets and corporate governance. He has participated in friendly and hostile takeover bids, worked on innovative cross-border deal structures and advised on IPOs. He also regularly advises clients on a wide range of corporate matters, including board structures, fiduciary duties, disclosure obligations and activist shareholders. He works on complex private M&A-transactions and venture capital financing rounds as well. Jaap is a noted expert on company law. He is Professor of "Legal Aspects of Corporate Transactions" at the University of Groningen, author of numerous publications on corporate law and M&A, and a regular speaker at conferences.
Yi is part of De Brauw’s Corporate M&A practice. He is experienced in complex M&A transactions, joint ventures and carve-out transactions. Drawing on his diverse practice background, Yi is highly valued for his experience in large cross-border and spin-off transactions. Prior to joining De Brauw, Yi practiced law at both US and Chinese law firms in China. Yi is admitted to practice in California, U.S.A. and holds the Chinese lawyer qualification.