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 governance as well as on defences against hostile takeovers. She also handles general corporate matters including restructurings, transfer of legal form, mergers and demergers. A specialist in anti-money laundering legislation, Birgit is professor of Corporate Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering at Radboud University Nijmegen. She is the founder of our AML practice group, which provides specialist advice on AML legislation, the implementation of AML in policies and agreements, and dealings with regulators.

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


  • Profession

    Kandidaat-Notaris (Candidate civil law notary)

  • Languages

    Dutch, English

  • Education

    University of Amsterdam (1996)

    Ph.D at University of Groningen (2010)

  • Additional positions

    Professor of Corporate Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering, Radboud University

    Lecturer - Grotius Academie, Financial law

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

    Editor - Juridische berichten voor het Notariaat

    Publishes in Tijdschrift voor de Ondernemingsrechtspraktijk

    Publishes in WPNR

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

    Seconded to Océ as corporate counsel (2012)

    Member of De Brauw's AML Practice Group