Profession
Advocaat, admitted to the Bar in 1991
Partner since
1999
Expertise
Corporate practice
Languages
Dutch, English
Education
University of Leiden

Bernard is a member of De Brauw’s managing committee and head of the Corporate practice. He specialises in corporate transactions, corporate advisory and investment management. He also advises on financial markets regulation.

Bernard has substantial international experience. He was resident partner of De Brauw New York from 2003-2007, and was an associate at De Brauw London from 1992 to 1996.

Bernard has contributed to a number of publications on Dutch corporate and securities laws and Euronext rules, and is a frequent guest speaker at conferences. He is a member of the Dutch Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the American Foreign Law Association.

Clients say he has “the rare ability to think fully from the client’s perspective and deliver hands-on solutions to complex legal questions” (Chambers Europe 2016).

Clients say he has “the rare ability to think fully from the client’s perspective and deliver hands-on solutions to complex legal questions” - Chambers Europe 2016