Vestius > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Firm Profile


Netherlands > Employment Tier 5

Vestius acts for large international and domestic companies, with a focus on corporate and employment law. Recent work has included reorganisations, dismissals and Covid-19-related matters. The team is headed by Bart de Vroe  and Michiel van Haelst; with de Vroe recommended for transactional employment matters and van Haelst handling litigation.


‘They have great insights, think along with the customer and know what’s going on in the market’.

‘They act fast and answer thoroughly’.

‘The communication and collaboration is really nice, down to earth, open and honest’.

‘Bart de Vroe is a great guy, with valuable knowledge and experience and he is always available in urgent cases’.

‘Bart de Vroe acts fast and thinks out of the box, while being compliant’.

‘Full devotion to clients’ needs from Bart de Vroe; he is very responsive and provides outstanding legal advice with a commercial mind’.

‘Overall the practice stands out when it comes to proactiveness, knowledge of our business and the ability to be our full business partner’.

‘The practice actively engages with us by providing clear legal guidance that enables us to make the right business decisions’.     

Key clients

FedEx Express International


Sandvik Mining

Lime Network



Batavia Stad Fashion Outlet

Collins Foods

Fontys Hogescholen

AFS Group

Greif Nederland


Vestas Benelux

Work highlights

  • Advised East-West regarding the dismissal of the CEO in Thailand under Dutch law.
  • Advised PB Engineering regarding a non-competition claim from its major competitor.
  • Advised IGT Europe with regard to the complaint filed at the Human Rights Board in the Netherlands by one of its staff members.

Netherlands > Commercial, corporate and M&a Tier 6

Vestius is a specialist corporate and employment law firm which caters to a client roster of energy, e-business, IT and media companies. Helger Kamerman is adept at both buyer and seller representation, supporting on all aspects of transactions including structuring, finance and corporate governance; he co-leads the practice alongside Sander Pieroelie, an expert in a wealth of contractual matters including collaboration agreements and service contracts.

Practice head(s):

Helger Kamerman; Sander Pieroelie


‘A lot of knowledge and dedication’

‘Small flexible team with very strong partner management. Partner takes care of communication and seems to check all documents delivered.’

‘Helger Kamerman is the lead partner. The work relation with him is no less than excellent.’

‘The Vestius team combines excellent legal knowledge and experience with a practical common sense approach to legal matters. We use them for contract law and employment law and have been very satisfied with the quality of work, speed of delivery and responsiveness of the team. Small team with a very nice personal approach that makes one feel a truly valued client. Fees are quite reasonable and price/quality ratio is outstanding, certainly when comparing to the big law firms. I would highly recommend Vestius to anyone looking for top quality legal advice.’

‘Vestius is a good law firm with experienced lawyers for M&A and labour issues. They have helped me numerous times with fast and good advice in transactions.’

‘Helger Kamerman and I have worked on numerous transactions over the last twenty years. Helger is a sharp and likable lawyer, who understands the positions of parties but also the atmosphere in a transaction. He then acts swiftly to get that incorporated in the transaction documents.’

‘Vestius assists its clients in all types of corporate matters, such as M&A, joint ventures, restructurings, private equity. I think its a popular choice for local counsel work on international deals.’

‘Helger Kamerman acts for our corporate clients on acquisitions and disposals. He has a very straightforward manner. He is an extremely pragmatic and to-the-point lawyer.’

Key clients

Vereniging Veronica/V-Ventures

GIGA Storage





European Directories (EDSA)



InShoring Pros

Work highlights

  • Advised Optiverder regarding the purchase of ANP from Talpa.
  • Advised Youvia regarding the sale of review platform to the feedback company eKomi.
  • Advised the founding shareholders of GreenFlux regarding the sale of their shares to DKV, as part of DKV’s acquisition of the entire 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.

Employment Michiel van
Employment Bart de
Mergers and acquisitions Helger
Commercial contracts Sander
Sabine Chan photoMs Sabine ChanSabine works as associate within the corporate law section of Vestius, where…
Helger Kamerman photoMr Helger KamermanHelger is the founding partner of Vestius and specializes in mergers and…
Puck Keurentjes photoMs Puck KeurentjesPuck works as a junior associate within the employment law department of…
Sander Pieroelie photoMr Sander PieroelieSander specializes in contract law. He has broad experience in drawing up…
Lusine Shahbazyan photoMs Lusine ShahbazyanLusine works as associate within the corporate law section of Vestius, where…
Jan Trap photoMr Jan TrapIn the course of his career Jan has represented a great many…
Bart de Vroe photoMr Bart de VroeBart specializes in employment law, both contentious and non-contentious. His work includes…
Michiel van Haelst photoMr Michiel van HaelstMain focus is on individual dismissals, collective layoffs, transfers of business (mergers…
Lise van den Heuvel photoMs Lise van den HeuvelLise specialises in employment law and conducts a consultancy and litigation practice…