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Lodewijk Hijmans van den Bergh


  • Expertise
    Corporate Advisory, Corporate Governance, Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Languages
    Dutch, English
  • Education
    University of Utrecht


Lodewijk’s practice focuses on corporate law, including governance, advisory and M&A.


From 2009 to 2015, he was Chief Corporate Governance Counsel and member of the Management Board and the Executive Committee of Royal Ahold. At Ahold, his portfolio of responsibilities included legal, governance and compliance; M&A; corporate responsibility and product integrity. He rejoined De Brauw in January 2016.


Lodewijk joined De Brauw in 1988, and was a partner from 1994 to 2009. He was resident partner at De Brauw London from 1994 to 1998. From 2005, he was a member of De Brauw’s managing committee and headed De Brauw’s Corporate practice until 2009.


Lodewijk has extensive experience across the field of corporate law. He has also handled a variety of corporate finance matters with a focus on cross-border equity capital market transactions. Clients have included Royal Dutch Shell, Banco Santander, AkzoNobel, APG and Corus Group.


Lodewijk is vice-chairman of the Supervisory Board of HAL Holding N.V. and a member of the Supervisory Councils of Netherlands Air Traffic Control and the Netherlands Cancer Institute/Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital.

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