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 also works on complex private M&A-transactions and venture capital financing rounds.

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.


  • Profession

    Advocaat, admitted to the bar in the Netherlands in 2014

  • Languages

    Dutch, English

  • Education

    University of Amsterdam (PhD cum laude)

    Yale Law School

    Columbia University

  • Additional positions

    Professor of 'Legal Aspects of Corporate Transactions' at the University of Groningen

    Board member of the Dutch Commercial Law Association (Koninklijke Vereeniging Handelsrecht)

    Editor of the Dutch Corporate Law Monthly Review (Maandblad voor Ondernemingsrecht)

    Seconded to Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in 2018 and 2019

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