Vestius > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Firm Profile


Netherlands > Employment Tier 5

Vestius has a focus on corporate employment law, advising a number of large multinationals across a range of sectors, including logistics, retail and fashion, financial services, pharmaceuticals and life sciences. The practice is led by Bart de Vroe and Michiel van Haelst; Haelst focuses on individual and collective dismissals, outsourcing and works council issues.

Practice head(s):

Bart de Vroe; Michiel van Haelst


‘Michiel van Haelst provides an outstanding service and is knowledgeable, very approachable and practical.’

‘Quick and pragmatic advice. Pleasant to work with.’

‘Extremely experienced and service-oriented team. Outstanding expertise in Dutch law as well as with respect to international assignments.’

‘Michiel van Haelst is a top-notch employment law expert with a strong understanding of the client’s business needs and is pleasant to work with.’

‘Vestius offers broad capabilities spanning the full range of employment matters, including all issues arising from flexible working agreements.’

‘Bart de Vroe can quickly grasp complex situations. He is a sharp lawyer.’

‘The support from Bart is thorough, personable and quick! I enjoy working with this firm and the level of support I receive.’

‘Bart’s advice is personal and thorough. I always get an immediate response and he always tailors the way we manage a situation.’

Key clients






Cesi – KEMA

Collins Foods

Fontys Hogeschool

Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANP)

GIGA Storage

Greif Nederland

AFS Group

Everbridge (Betent)

FPS Flexible Packaging Solutions

Work highlights

  • Assisted Advario during the employee participation process with the works councils of the terminals in Amsterdam en Terneuzen.
  • Advised Roularta on the employee participation process that had to be gone through by the seller to ensure the smooth acquisition of New Skool Media.
  • Drafted a long-term incentive plan for GIGA Storage’s staff.

Netherlands > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 6

Praised for its ‘excellent knowledge of the media and IT sectors’, specialist corporate and employment law firm Vestius advises on M&As, joint ventures and corporate restructurings, in addition to corporate governance matters and commercial contracts. Founding partner Helger Kamerman, who acts on the buyer and seller side of transactions, leads the practice alongside Sander Pieroelie, who has demonstrable experience in handling contractual mandates.

Practice head(s):

Helger Kamerman; Sander Pieroelie


‘We work with Helger Kamerman and Sander Pieroelie. Helger is extremely experienced and able to lead the client while keeping them well-informed and connected. Sander is a very bright young lawyer.’

‘Vestius’ team consists of committed, specialised and dedicated attorneys.’

‘Small boutique firm houses a dedicated team.’

‘This boutique can compete with the top firms, and has excellent knowledge of the media and IT sectors.’

‘The team at Vestius is dedicated and to the point. The collaboration and interaction with their client portfolio and other service providers is very strong.’

‘Helger Kamerman is a strong M&A lawyer with great knowledge and knows what is needed for the client. Sander Pieroelie is good corporate lawyer, dedicated, practical and good in communication.’

‘The team, led by Helger Kamerman, is experienced and pragmatic. They have a very pleasant way of communicating, with impact and seniority, but also keeping an eye on deal dynamics and always with the end goal clearly in mind.’

‘The M&A and commercial team of Vestius is unique in the treatment of their clients as they genuinely care about them and the projects they are involved in. They always go the extra mile for their clients.’

Key clients

Vereniging Veronica/V-Ventures

GIGA Storage





European Directories (EDSA)


InShoring Pros

Greenfield One

Collins Foods

Work highlights

  • Advised GIGA Storage on various investments in projects related to energy storage, such as GIGA Buffalo.
  • Advised European Directories Group (EDSA) as part of Triton Partners regarding the sale of Youvia to FCR Media.
  • Advised V-Ventures (the investment fund of Vereniging Veronica) on several of its participations, amongst which the sale of podcast publisher Dag en Nacht Media to Podimo.

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 +31(0)205210693
Employment Anna Görgün +31 (0)205210710
Employment Bart de Vroe +31(0)205210697
Mergers and acquisitions Helger Kamerman +31(0)205210692
Commercial contracts Sander Pieroelie +31(0)205210706
Photo Name Position Profile
Sabine Chan photo Ms Sabine Chan Sabine works as associate within the corporate law section of Vestius, where…
Anna Görgün photo Ms Anna Görgün Anna is a driven employment lawyer. She primarily represents employers and senior…
Helger Kamerman photo Mr Helger Kamerman Helger is the founding partner of Vestius and specializes in mergers and…
Puck Keurentjes photo Ms Puck Keurentjes Puck works as an associate within the employment law department of Vestius…
Sander Pieroelie photo Mr Sander Pieroelie Sander specializes in contract law. He has broad experience in drawing up…
Jan Trap photo Mr Jan Trap In the course of his career Jan has represented a great many…
Bart de Vroe photo Mr Bart de Vroe Bart specializes in employment law, both contentious and non-contentious. His work includes…
Michiel van Haelst photo Mr Michiel van Haelst Main focus is on individual dismissals, collective layoffs, transfers of business (mergers…