Mariska specialises in financial markets regulation, covering both advisory and transactional matters. Mariska has a specific focus on private equity-related matters, governance, and matters concerning interactions with the regulator.

She regularly advises financial institutions on topics like structuring and restructuring, governance and conduct of business as well as on dealings with the regulators. In addition, she is frequently involved in M&A transactions and negotiations regarding investments and divestments, including for private equity clients.

As part of De Brauw's corporate practice, Mariska also advises regulated clients on corporate structuring and governance.

Mariska has been named a rising star in the Investment Funds practice by Legal 500 for four consecutive years (2019-2022)

Her recent work includes advising:

  • Aegon on the asset management and regulatory aspects of its business combination with a.s.r.
  • DIF on the structuring and fundraisings for its funds DIF VI, DIF VII, CIF III and accompanying co-investment vehicles
  • NN on the sale of NNIP to Goldman Sachs and the entry into a long-term strategic partnership agreement
  • Waterland on the closing of its latest flagship fund and general regulatory matters
  • Confidential governance and remediation trajectories for regulated entities

Mariska is not only a top notch lawyer from a content perspective but she is also very easy to deal with, pragmatic, pro-active, committed and offers quick turnaround times

Legal 500 2020


  • Profession

    Kandidaat-Notaris (Candidate civil law notary)

  • Languages

    Dutch, English, French

  • Education

    University of Groningen

  • Additional positions

    Member of the fund regulation committee of DUFAS and member of De Brauw's ESG committee.

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