Tijmen specialises in corporate law with a focus on M&A and corporate governance. Since joining De Brauw in 2011, Tijmen has advised internationally operating listed companies on a wide range of issues, including on corporate governance matters, anti-takeover responses (including those related to shareholder activism) and various legal and practical aspects of their listing. He also regular advises private and state-held enterprises on a wide range of corporate issues.

Tijmen regularly teaches at the faculty of law of the University of Amsterdam, and frequently contributes to journals on Dutch corporate law.


  • Profession

    Candidate civil law notary (kandidaat-notaris)

  • Languages

    Dutch, English

  • Education

    Columbia University (LL.M, Dispute Resolution & Corporate Law)

    University of Utrecht (LL.M, Notarial law)

    University of Amsterdam (LL.M, Tax law)

    University of Amsterdam (MSC., Political science)

  • Additional positions

    Lecturer at the University of Amsterdam (International Commercial Arbitration)

    Lecturer at the Professional Education Programme for the Legal Profession (Beroepsopleiding Advocaten) of the Netherlands Bar

    Co-Founder/Director of 'Africa in the Moot', an organisation promoting African Students' participation in the Willem C. Vis Moot Court

    Seconded to the M&A practice of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP (2018/2019)