I am Allard Metzelaar
Corporate and M&A specialist
Corporate Governance and Compliance specialist

Allard Metzelaar

Previously the managing partner of our firm from 2000 to 2004, Allard is now the head of our mergers and acquisitions practice specialising in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and related transactions.

Corporate clients and financial institutions regularly draw on his proven expertise in mergers and acquisitions and company law. He also regularly acts as independent counsel to non-executive directors and boards. In addition, Allard represents corporate clients in disputes with shareholders and other stakeholders.

Furthermore, Allard was the resident partner in Stibbe’s London office for four years.

He has a master’s degree from Leiden University Law Faculty (1981).

  • Languages: Dutch, English, German, Norwegian
  • Admitted to the Amsterdam Bar: 1982
  • Partner since: 1990

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