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Petra Zijp Partner


Petra Zijp graduated from Amsterdam University in 1992 (English and Italian) and in 1994 (Law) and joined NautaDutilh in 1995. In 1999 and 2000 she was based in the London office, after which she returned to the Amsterdam office at the beginning of 2001. She became a partner of NautaDutilh in 2002 and was a managing partner of our firm from 2017 until 2022. At present, she co-leads NautaDutilh’s Capital Markets Group. Petra is one of our Inclusion Partners. In this role, she contributes to furthering inclusion and diversity within our firm and the legal sector.

She has acted as special Dutch counsel to companies, underwriters and investors in a variety of public and private equity and debt offerings and listings on Euronext Amsterdam and abroad (New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq National Market) of both Dutch and foreign stock.

Petra has been identified as a highly recommended Equity Capital Markets practitioner in the Netherlands in the Practical Law Company’s Yearbook. She is also recommended in the Legal 500 Series for Capital Markets and named by the International Financial Law Review 1000 as one of the world’s leading lawyers in the Equity Capital Markets. She was active as co-chair of the Capital Markets Forum of the International Bar Association and is a member of the Dutch Association of Securities Law (Vereniging voor Effectenrecht). Petra is the only non-Anglo-American lawyer to be nominated (in 2012, 2013 and 2016) for the European Women in Business Law Award Capital Markets, in the category Debt.

What others say
Clients say ‘Petra Zijp is great. She is a very reassuring presence on Zoom calls.’ (The Legal500, 2022).

Quotes of clients in the Legal 500 & Chambers 2021: 'Petra stands out with her excellent performance', 'She is very responsive, diligent and helpful' and 'She is an impressive capital markets lawyer and a formidable negotiator, a trusted adviser to Dutch companies and investment banks'.

Petra was called 'Market Leader' in the area of Capital Markets by IFLR1000 in 2021.

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