I was born and bred in the Westland region in a family of agricultural entrepreneurs. After studying law, I worked together with my husband to run a beach restaurant, an event catering company and a company for the development and manufacture of food products.
After an exciting time coping with all the ups and downs of entrepreneurship, law began to attract me once more. Nowadays, I combine my legal knowledge with my experience as a business owner, my judgment of character, my hands-on mentality and perseverance in serving my clients. Being able to make a difference gives me a great deal of pleasure and satisfaction.
I specialise in drawing up, analysing and correcting commercial agreements such as cooperation agreements, non-disclosure agreements, declarations of intent, shareholders’ agreements and general terms and conditions.
Mergers and acquisitions also whet my legal appetite. I advise buyers or sellers throughout the process, draw up transaction documents and assist with the due diligence examination. I am also involved at an early stage in preparing companies for sale or guiding them from an initial introduction to a possible merger, purchase or sale.
I record agreements in a clear, watertight manner. I find out what the client wants to achieve with the agreement, highlight other legal points of view and discuss situations which may arise in the future. Adding my creativity to this mix leads to the perfect, customised agreement for the client. It’s a coproduction with shared benefits.
I talk and think like an entrepreneur, and my clients like the fact that I am on their wavelength. I prefer clear, open communication and pleasant cooperation based on trust, humour and optimism.
In my free time, I enjoy long, sumptuous dinners with my friends and family. I also like a good conversation, a great book and walking my dog in the woods or on the beach. I love to travel and I appreciate art and culture. Quality and comfort are both things that make me happy, but the small, intangible things of life and nature have just as much to offer.
- Bachelor’s degree in law at Leiden University
- Master’s degree in civil law at Leiden University
Register Of Fields Of Law
I am registered in the register of areas of legal practice of the Netherlands Bar for the following principal and secondary legal areas:
- Corporate law
This registration obliges me to obtain ten training points for each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards of the Netherlands Bar.