Martin is acclaimed in the Netherlands for his expertise in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. He regularly advises in public offers, stakeholder activism and other strategic issues. Martin is trusted adviser to many listed and private companies.

Martin’s recent work includes advising:

  • FCA on its merger with Peugeot
  • Altice on Next Private's public offer
  • Qiagen on its aborted merger agreement with Thermo Fisher
  • Altice on the spin off of Altice USA
  • Signify on its IPO
  • Heineken Holding on the amendment of its corporate governance, including the abolishment of priority shares
  • AkzoNobel on its demerger of the Specialty Chemicals Business
  • Ahold on its merger with Delhaize
  • ABN AMRO on its IPO
  • Rabobank on the restructuring of more than 100 banks into one Rabobank
  • ING on the amendment of its corporate governance, including the abolishment of depositary receipts for shares

Legal 500 lauds Martin and the corporate practice for “speed of delivery and knowledge”.


  • Profession

    Notaris (Civil Law Notary, appointed in 1994)

  • Languages

    Dutch, English, German

  • Education

    University of Leiden (Ph.D)

  • Additional positions

    Professor of law at the University of Nijmegen

    Member of the Corporate Law Committee, an advisory committee to the Ministry of Justice and Security, advising government and parliament on corporate law issues

    Regular speaker at national and international conferences

    Author and co-author of several books and numerous articles on corporate law

    Board member of several foundations (charities)

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