- Advocaat, admitted to the Bar in 1998
- Partner since
- Litigation, Privacy & Data Security, China
- Dutch, English, French
- University of Leiden (Ph.D)
Geert is managing partner of De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek. His background includes advising and defending major corporations and financial institutions in a wide range of regulatory matters regarding securities, anti-corruption and data protection laws in the Netherlands and abroad.
Geert’s expertise encompasses advising on government information requests and international data transfers, including issues of Chinese state secrecy laws, as well as litigating in Dutch and international matters. He has acted as lead counsel in various litigation and arbitration cases for corporates, including M&A-related disputes and securities and shareholders litigation. He also regularly advises on directors’ and officers’ liability and related litigation.
Geert was resident partner of De Brauw in China from 2010 to mid-2014. In this capacity, he assisted several multinationals in designing their compliance program and defining a litigation strategy in Asia and China in particular.
Geert has assisted Dutch companies with their investments and divestments in Greater China and Chinese companies with numerous acquisitions in the Netherlands. He is recognised by IFLR1000 as a leading lawyer for M&A in China.
Geert is an arbitrator on the CIETAC panel, the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission.