Reinier's primary focus is corporate law, including governance, advisory and M&A. A substantial part of his practice is cross-border, reflecting his extensive experience in international transactions involving multiple jurisdictions in a variety of business sectors.

Reinier has extensive experience across the field of corporate law. He regularly advises Dutch listed entities on corporate governance matters, anti-takeover responses (including relating to shareholder activism) and various legal and practical aspects of their listing.

Reinier’s recent work includes advising:

  • NXP on its USD 47 billion acquisition by Qualcomm
  • NXP on its USD 40 billion merger with Freescale
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Israel) on its USD 40 billion unsolicited acquisition of Mylan, later withdrawn
  • Klépierre on its divestment of nine shopping centres
  • Klépierre on the EUR 7.2 billion recommended public exchange offer for Corio
  • Affimed on its IPO on NASDAQ
  • CNH Global on its cross-border merger with Fiat Industrial into a new Dutch top holding


  • Profession

    Notaris (Civil Law Notary, appointed in 2020)

  • Languages

    Dutch, English

  • Education

    University of Leiden

    Duisenberg school of finance (MSc)

  • Additional positions

    Member of the corporate law advisory committee of the Dutch Bar Association and the Royal Association of Dutch Civil Law Notaries

    Editor for the Dutch Journal for Corporate Law practice (TOP)

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