René is a Civil Law Notary, with more than 25 years of experience in corporate law and international structuring.
René is a partner in our Corporate Practice. He leads our Notary department and co-heads our Real Estate Practice in the Netherlands, based in The Hague.
In the Netherlands, Notarial deeds are compulsory in the transfer of shares and pledge thereof, the incorporation of companies, the alteration of their articles of association, the merger and demerger of companies and the transfer and mortgaging of real estate. Having both lawyers and notaries in-house provides clients with an integrated, multidisciplinary team for a coordinate delivery of services.
In his corporate practice René advises on corporate matters, corporate finance and commercial transactions. This includes the structuring of partnerships and the formation of companies and other legal entities. Other aspects of his practice include national and international cross border mergers and demergers and advice on joint ventures, takeovers, strategic alliances and complex multi-jurisdictional corporate restructuring projects.
René regularly advises on Corporate Governance and the Large Companies Regime ("structuur regime") and also has broad experience in setting up employee participation structures (ESOP's) and tax efficient structures for IP rights.
As part of the Real Estate team, René advises clients on acquisition and finance of real estate and has experience in commercial real estate transactions, urban development and re-development and complex real estate structuring. René and his team have a special focus on infrastructural real estate related to the Communications and Energy & Utilities sectors. This includes the registration and transfer of cable networks, and special projects for solar and wind energy.
René was appointed as a Civil Law Notary ("Notaris") by the Crown in 1995 and joined us in 2008.