Michael specialises in public and private M&A, acting for listed companies and private multinationals divesting businesses, and assisting in acquiring new business domestically and abroad. He also advises private equity clients on both sellside and buyside processes, including minority investments.
Michael has been involved in several public offers in recent years and regularly advises clients on takeover regulation and the role and responsibilities of boards. He is a trusted adviser on corporate governance, securities law, and disclosure matters.
Michael has particular expertise in the regulated energy and financial sectors. He advises several state owned enterprises and the Dutch state, and is active at the intersection of the public and private sector.
Michael’s recent work includes advising:
Advocaat, admitted to the Bar in the Netherlands in 2004
Dutch, English, French
University of Amsterdam (PhD cum laude)
Columbia Law School
Frequently publishes on corporate governance; teaches a corporate governance course at the University of Amsterdam; contributor to the Board Academy
28 February 2023
17 October 2022
17 January 2022
4 January 2022
19 November 2021
12 April 2022
15 July 2021
9 July 2021
29 January 2021
14 October 2020