Hans Witteveen

I am Hans Witteveen
Corporate and M&A specialist
Private Equity specialist

Hans Witteveen

Hans is the resident partner in our London office, practicing Dutch law only.

He is part of the Stibbe Amsterdam M&A group and specialises in Dutch corporate law, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity and corporate finance transactions, acting for private equity funds, multinationals and financial institutions.

Practicing at Stibbe Amsterdam since 1994, Hans was seconded to Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, New York (2000-2001) and practiced for nine years in our New York office, before heading up the Stibbe London office since 2007.

Hans is Officer of the Corporate and M&A Law Committee of the International Bar Association. Hans is a member of the Editorial Board of the legal periodical Business Law International. He is a member of the Netherlands Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Hans is regularly invited to speak on M&A and Private Equity topics.

 
  • Languages: Dutch, English
  • Admitted to the Amsterdam Bar: 1994
  • Partner since: 2001

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