Anja is a partner in De Brauw's Corporate / M&A practice. In recent years, she held several leadership roles in the firm, including as management board member, hiring partner and head of the energy industry group.

Anja specialises in corporate law, contract law and mergers & acquisitions. She has extensive experience in various industry sectors including tech, infrastructure, energy, banking and insurance. Her expertise ranges from strategic deals to private equity, hybrid corporate projects, distressed M&A and structuring/restructuring, both national and international.

In addition to her role as partner of De Brauw, Anja is a supervisory board member at Gasunie (Chair of Remco) and Het Concertgebouw.

Corporate projects and M&A deals that have been led by Anja or in which Anja was closely involved:

Vopak on the acquisition of a 29% share in an LNG import terminal in Pakistan, and a 49% share in an LNG import terminal in Colombia, the acquisition and restructuring of Exmar’s LNG business and various other international matters.

  • 'Vopak acquires 49% stake in LNG import facility in Colombia' (September 2019)
  • 'Royal Vopak expands its share in LNG infrastructure in Pakistan' (July 2018)

APG on the controlled auction and divestment of Loyalis to ASR.

  • 'APG sells insurance subsidiary Loyalis to a.s.r.' (December 2018)

Waterland private equity on various acquisitions and joint ventures in the waste-to-energy sector including the acquisition and divestment of Attero.

  • 'Waterland sells Attero to 3i Infrastructure and DWS' (March 2018)
  • Waterland acquires Phoenix Advance Limited from H2' (June 2015)

TenneT on various Corporate and M&A matters including the North Sea Wind Hub and the acquisition of the power grids from Stedin, Eneco, Nuon, Essent and Delta, subsequent to the acquisition of Transpower in Germany.

  • 'TenneT Holding commits to Westly Capital Partners Fund III' (December 2017)
  • 'TenneT commits to SET Energy Fund' (March 2017)
  • 'TenneT acquires 150kV power grid in Rotterdam/Dordrecht region from Stedin and Eneco' (January 2014)

Caldic on the divestment of its worldwide business to PE funds managed by Goldman Sachs and various cross border deals including in Canada, Denmark, Finland, Spain and Malaysia.

  • 'Eikenbosch Holding B.V. agreed to sell all shares in Caldic B.V.' (May 2017)
  • 'Caldic Canada Inc. acquires The Ingredient Company Inc.' (January 2015)

SNS REAAL on its divestment of the insurance business REAAL to the Chinese Anbang Insurance Group.

  • 'SNS REAAL sells VIVAT Verzekeringen (REAAL NV) to Anbang Insurance Group' (January 2015)

Achmea on various corporate and M&A matters including Independer, Inshared and Achmea Health Centres.

  • 'Achmea Health Centers sells 19 of its health centers to Fitland' (June 2014)

Anja is "a brilliant corporate lawyer," according to sources, well known for advising on substantial energy transactions. Her clients include multinational energy, oil and natural gas companies.

Chambers Europe 2021


  • Profession

    Advocaat, admitted to the Bar in the Netherlands in 2000

  • Languages

    Dutch, English

  • Education

    University of Utrecht

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