I am a partner in Bird & Bird's Corporate Group and head of our corporate team in the Netherlands.
I specialise in mergers and acquisitions, often acting for technology companies looking to expand their business internationally.
My key practice areas are cross-border M&A and private equity transactions, and I regularly assist Dutch and international companies on a wide range of corporate transactions in my primary practice areas, with a particular focus on cross border M&A transactions in the tech & communications, life sciences and media sectors.
My experience includes advising domestic and foreign companies on mergers and acquisitions, structured as share or asset deals, joint venture, venture capital and private equity transactions, spinoffs and minority investments.
As many of the transactions we assist on involve multiple jurisdictions, my team collaborates on a daily basis with the lawyers in our other offices around the world. As one of the world's leading global technology law firms with a deep knowledge of rapidly changing industries, we can offer our clients seamless cross-jurisdictional advice and a one-stop-shop approach covering all legal aspects of complex cross-border transactions. Our transactions team plays a key role in tech M&A deals by bringing a deep understanding of the underlying technology and IP that is being acquired, providing expertise in due diligence and risk assessment exercises, as well as experience in transitional services agreements and technology separation arrangements in support of the implementation of corporate deals.
Before joining Bird & Bird in 2001 I worked for a large Netherlands-based law firm. I became a partner in 2003.