Specializes in Mergers & Acquisitions
Partner - Legal
Hans specializes in advising public and privately held enterprises on all aspects relating to real estate. In particular, Hans focuses on providing an on hands legal, commercial and strategic counselling role for investment funds, private equity funds and privately owned or managed real estate developments, particularly in the Netherlands commercial and residential market. In addition, Hans has a long standing career in advising clients with respect to mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, buy outs, restructurings, negotiated and hostile takeover bids and defences, proxy contests, joint ventures, financing transactions and securities law matters.
Also, Hans is known for advising board members on matters affecting corporate policy and strategy.
Prior to beginning his legal career, Hans worked for a Dutch based industrial investment company. Thereafter, Hans was admitted to practice with one of the top tier firms in the Netherlands in Amsterdam. Hans was seconded to their London office, after which he continued his practice in Amsterdam ever since. Hans also joined the same U.S. internationally operating lawfirm in its Amsterdam office, together with Richard and Neill.
Hans has written extensively on a wide range of corporate and finance related subjects. He also frequently advises, speaks and writes on the new corporate governance requirements adopted in recent years and their implications for public companies and merger and acquisition transactions.
Admitted to practice: 1995. Education: University of Utrecht, the Netherlands (Juris Doctor, JD 1995) and studied tax law at the University of Tilburg, the Netherlands.
Hans is fluent in English and Dutch.