Sven’s practice focuses on corporate law, governance, advisory, and litigation.
Sven was General Counsel and member of the Executive Committee of AkzoNobel NV from 2010 to 2018 where he was responsible for Legal, Intellectual Property, Compliance, and Legacy Management. Sven was with Unilever from 2003 to 2009 where he was Group Secretary of Unilever NV and Unilever PLC.
Sven has extensive experience in handling a wide range of corporate, regulatory, litigation and compliance matters, in almost all major jurisdictions in Europe, the Americas, and Asia. He brings a client’s perspective and is able to combine legal and business strategic angles with a practical hands-on and results-driven approach.
Sven is Professor of International Company Law at the Free University of Amsterdam
Advocaat, admitted to the Bar in the Netherlands in 1998
University of Groningen (PhD)
Member of the Company Law Commission
Professor of International Company Law at the Free University of Amsterdam
Board member of the Grotius Academy
Regularly publishes and speaks on matters of corporate law
Former member of the Dutch Corporate Governance Committee
Former board member of the Dutch Association for Listed Companies (VEUO)
Served on the Governing Body of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris
Former member of the Supervisory Council of the Dutch Arbitration Institute NAI, where he still serves as arbitrator
Former member of the board of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution CPR in New York
24 March 2021
17 March 2021
18 February 2021
16 December 2020
15 June 2020