Bernard Roelvink


Office location
Direct number
+31 20 577 1905
Direct fax
+31 20 577 1775
Mobile number
+31 6 5142 0264


Advocaat, admitted to the Bar in 1989
Partner since
Corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate litigation, public takeover
Dutch, English, French
University of Leiden

Bernard specialises in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate litigation, public takeovers, corporate governance and capital markets. He has advised on numerous national and international public takeovers, disposals and joint ventures, and more recently on a number of contested public takeovers. His practice also includes corporate litigation and acting as regular outside counsel on governance issues to public and private companies in the Netherlands.

Recent work includes advising:

  • The Dutch government and UCN in relation to the participation in URENCO Limited
  • ABN AMRO in connection with its IPO.
  • Nutreco on the recommended EUR 2.7 billion public offer by SHV Holdings.
  • VP Exploitatie and Mediahuis N.V on the public offer for Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
  • The Eneco Shareholder Committee on the potential privatisation of Eneco Group N.V.

Bernard regularly speaks at international and national conferences on takeovers and lectures on public offers and corporate governance in the Netherlands. Prior to 1998, he was resident partner of De Brauw’s office in Prague and an attorney with the Office of the General Counsel of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He also served on De Brauw’s managing committee as practice head for the Corporate and Finance practices from 2000-2005.

'A logical thinker with excellent negotiations skills.' - Chambers Global

We keep track of you on our site with cookies, in order to offer the basic functionality of the website and generate user statistics on an anonymous basis to make our website more user-friendly. We do not use or share your data with third parties for advertising purposes.
Accept cookiesChange cookiesClick here for more information about our cookies.