15 November 2023

De Brauw appoints three new partners

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek welcomes three new partners: Marieke Bredenoord-Spoek, Frank Hamming and Claudia van Rappard-Priem. Four new partners in total have now been appointed in 2023, including Anne Marie Verschuur earlier this year.  

Marieke Bredenoord-Spoek has been appointed as partner in the commercial litigation practice group, with a focus on mass claims. Frank Hamming joins our M&A group as an expert in public and private M&A transactions. Claudia van Rappard - Priem becomes an M&A partner specialising in private equity and private M&A.  

Klaas de Vries (Managing Partner): "We are proud to welcome Marieke, Frank and Claudia as partner of our firm. The appointments of them and Anne Marie Verschuur earlier this year reflect De Brauw's long-standing dedication to serving our clients with outstanding legal services across a broad range of expertise."  

Marieke Bredenoord - Spoek    

Marieke specialises in mass claims and follow-on damages litigation. She began her career practising the full breadth of competition law, including litigating before Dutch and European competition authorities and courts. In the last ten years, acting as defence counsel for large corporates, she has focused on complex mass litigation in various areas of law, and she publishes regularly on both mass litigation and civil law more generally.   

Frank Hamming  

Frank specialises in public and private M&A transaction and joint ventures. He has advised several listed companies, large multinationals and private equity funds on M&A transactions, joint ventures, corporate governance and listing rules. A significant part of his practice involves cross-border transactions, advising clients on their deals outside the Netherlands. In addition to transactional matters, Frank regularly advises listed companies on shareholder activism and response situations, including hostile takeover bids.  

Claudia van Rappard - Priem  

Claudia specialises in private equity transactions. She advises Benelux-based and international private equity clients on majority and minority investments, exit transactions and various governance-related matters.