Willem Bijveld has joined NautaDutilh's Corporate M&A practice as counsel as of 1 June 2022.
Willem has 10 years' experience representing corporate clients and financial sponsors in domestic and cross-border private and public M&A transactions. He has extensive experience in bilateral and auction sale processes, take-private transactions, hostile takeovers and shareholder activism matters. His practice also includes advising clients on fiduciary duties of boards, equity investments, stock market disclosures rules, and takeover defences.
"We are very pleased to have Willem join NautaDutilh," says managing partner Lieke van der Velden. "His arrival fits in perfectly with our ambition of offering our international and national clients the practical and business-oriented advice they need when it matters most. With his knowledge of and experience in high-end private and public M&A transactions, including bet-the-company work, Willem further strengthens our Corporate M&A practice."
Willem Bijveld: "I'm thrilled to join NautaDutilh and its stellar team of lawyers. NautaDutilh's Corporate M&A practice has a strong reputation in the market for handling large, complex transactions and it is a privilege to join the ranks. It will be a pleasure to work together with the team and other colleagues across the firm, in particular the Capital Markets team, to deliver high-quality, practical solutions for our clients' business needs."
Jaap Stoop, who heads the Corporate M&A practice at NautaDutilh: "Willem's experience in both private and public M&A work, including advising companies on their interactions with hostile bidders and activist shareholders, is a valuable reinforcement for our Corporate M&A team and of course for NautaDutilh as a whole. As a firm, we have a strong position in regulated markets, and Willem's arrival will enable us to further build upon that. We are happy that Willem is part of the team and look forward to continue to make a difference for our clients."