Birgit specialises in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. Since joining De Brauw's corporate practice in 1996, Birgit has advised listed and unlisted companies on their corporate structure and corporate governance as well as on defences against hostile takeovers. She also advises on general corporate matters including restructurings, transfer of legal form, mergers and demergers. A specialist in anti-money laundering legislation, Birgit is the founder of our AML practice group.

Birgit lectures on corporate law, anti-money laundering and notarial law and regularly publishes commentaries and articles in journals. She completed her Ph.D. on the transfer of legal form of a legal entity at the University of Groningen in 2010.


  • Profession

    Kandidaat-Notaris (Candidate civil law notary)

  • Languages

    Dutch, English

  • Education

    University of Amsterdam (1996)

    Ph.D University of Groningen (2010)

  • Additional positions

    Assistant professor, University of Groningen

    Fellow Onderzoekcentrum Onderneming & Recht, University of Nijmegen

    Member of Commissie Toegang Notariaat

    Lecturer Grotius Academie, Financial law

    Lecturer professional education for notaries (corporate law and notarial law)

    Editor Juridische berichten voor het Notariaat

    Publisher in Tijdschrift voor de Ondernemingsrechtspraktijk

    Publisher in WPNR

    Seconded to SBM Offshore N.V. where she acted as corporate secretary (2009)

    Seconded to Océ as corporate counsel (2012)