Firm Profile > Vestius > Amsterdam, Netherlands


Netherlands > Employment Tier 5

Vestius acts for Dutch and international clients operating in the retail, fashion, financial services, IT, pharmaceuticals and life sciences sectors. Bart de Vroe is recommended for corporate transactional employment issues, works council matters and dismissal proceedings. Michiel van Haelst, who jointly heads up the team with de Vroe, focuses on litigation, transfers of business, non-competition issues, secondment and educational law.

Practice head(s):

Bart de Vroe; Michiel van Haelst


‘During the course of events, we were updated as much as possible’.

‘Flexibility of my contact persons is outstanding, together with thorough advice and quick responses’.

‘Informal, high standard advice, ’

‘Michiel van Haelst is an outstanding and experienced lawyer’.

‘Michiel van Haelst is very knowledgeable and thinks along with his client’.

‘Very approachable team, with a personal touch’.

‘Always available when you need them and they think along in finding solutions in difficult situations’.

‘Vestius helped us very professionally and are very strong in terms of content’.

Key clients

Max Bögl


Hugo Boss

Fontys Hogescholen


Kelly Services Netherlands

Kentucky Fried Chicken

TNT / FedEx

Sandvik Mining


Netherlands > Commercial, corporate and M&a Tier 6

With ‘a powerful no-nonsense mentality’, Vestius handles mid-market transactions for a client roster of venture capital and private equity funds, energy companies, e-businesses and transport and logistics companies. Clients praise group co-head Helger Kamerman as ‘invaluable’ and fellow co-head Henk Brat as ‘committed and friendly’. Contract specialist Sander Pieroelie and energy expert Daan Van Noord are also singled out.

Practice head(s):

Helger Kamerman; Henk Brat

Other key lawyers:


‘Sharp and quick analysis, solutions that work.’

‘Helger Kamerman is outstanding in corporate law and M&A. He is able to oversee complex matters in no time.’

‘Helger Kamerman is a very pleasant person to work with. As partner, he surveys the deals he works on with his team and decides the strategies to get the best results for his clients. He has a very extensive experience and accurate knowledge in his field of expertise.’

‘Good personal contact and easy to communicate. The team is very practical and when necessary creative thinking.’

‘I worked mostly with Helger Kamerman and Daan van Noord. Both are very knowledgeable, calm under pressure and good negotiators. Both Helger Kamerman and Daan van Noord have proven themselves exceptionally qualified in managing our interests. Helger Kamerman stands out as a highly dedicated and resourceful lawyer.’

‘A powerful no-nonsense mentality. Courteous, business-like and hard as nails when it comes to it.’

‘Henk Brat and Helger Kamerman: committed, able, friendly, strict and fair.’

‘Helger Kamerman (partner corporate law) is a highly experienced lawyer, easy to talk with, pragmatic and efficient. He delivers, what he promises. Sander Pierolie (partner contract law) worked all night, right before an anticipated closing to take place the next day, as the counterparty proposed many last minute changes in the contracts throughout the entire evening and night, so that the closing could take place.’

Key clients




Vereniging Veronica/V-Ventures


SGI Aviation

GIGA Storage


DTG (currently Youvia)




Montae & Partners


The Rent Company



Vestius Advocaten is a specialist law firm with its office in Amsterdam. Vestius Advocaten focuses entirely on employment law, corporate law and contract law. The lawyers view cases not only from a purely legal point of view. The key features of Vestius Advocaten are a pragmatic approach and an alertness to the clients’ needs.

Department Name Email Telephone
Employment Michiel van Haelst
Employment Bart de Vroe
Mergers and acquisitions Henk Brat
Mergers and acquisitions Helger Kamerman
Private equity transactions Henk Brat
Private equity transactions Helger Kamerman
Corporate litigation Henk Brat
Corporate litigation Helger Kamerman
Corporate litigation Michiel van Haelst
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Henk Brat  photo Mr Henk Brat Henk Brat is a lawyer/partner at Vestius Advocaten and specialized in corporate…
Mr Paul Hendriks  photo Mr Paul Hendriks Paul Hendriks is a lawyer at Vestius Advocaten and specialized in advising…
Mr Daan Van Noord  photo Mr Daan Van Noord Daan is an associate at Vestius and specializes in mergers and acquisitions,…