Rutger specialises in corporate law, particularly M&A and corporate governance. As part of the corporate practice group, he regularly advises and acts in numerous public and private transactions for listed companies, strategics and private equity firms. In addition, he acts as adviser to founders as well as venture capital funds in relation to VC financing rounds. Rutger also frequently advises clients on a wide range of corporate governance-related matters.


  • Profession

    Advocaat, admitted to the Bar in the Netherlands in 2012

  • Languages

    Dutch, English

  • Education

    University of Amsterdam (BA, LL.M, minor business economics)

    Fordham University, New York City

    Post-graduate programmes at London Business School and VU University

  • Additional positions

    Member of Supervisory Board at Het Balletorkest

    Head of Pro Bono committee in support of cultural sector in relation to Covid-19

    Seconded to Kirkland & Ellis LLP, New York (2018/2019) working primarily in matters concerning shareholder activism.