Sjoerd has been an attorney since 2003, specialising in corporate law, mergers & acquisitions and venture capital. Clients of Sjoerd include many emerging companies, business angels and venture capital funds. Sjoerd is co-founder of Capital Waters, mentor at UtrechtInc, organiser of the yearly Venture Capital Legal course of the Dutch Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (NVP) and co-author of the book ‘Venture Capital Deal Terms: a guide to negotiating and structuring venture capital transactions’. Sjoerd is member of the Investment Committee of BOM Brabant Ventures.
Sjoerd also has a strong track record as corporate / M&A lawyer. Sjoerd is a former chairman of the Dutch Corporate Finance Association and has been awarded M&A Lawyer of the Year by Brookz/Dealsuite.com in 2020. He regularly advises clients on domestic and international M&A transactions and represents clients in (corporate) litigation matters.
Sjoerd has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):
- Corporate law (mergers and acquisitions, companies)
Based on this registration, he is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.