Firm Profile > Vestius > Amsterdam, Netherlands


Employment Tier 5

Vestius' employment team is adept in advisory work for corporate clients, generally mid-market players, though the firm also acts for Dutch subsidiaries of large multinationals. It also assists individual employees, in a wide variety of litigation and advisory work. Recent work has included litigation related to non-compete clauses, transfer of undertakings, and redeployment of employees. Bart de Vroe and Michiel van Haelst jointly lead the employment team, while former co-head Bas Derhaag left to join Source, an Amsterdam-based partnership of independent lawyers.


Vestius has broad labour law experience over different industries. They put us front and centre, providing us with the necessary information and advice to make a well-informed decision and at the same time they empower us through legal education.

For employment law matters, Michiel van Haelst stands out. I send him quite some referral work. Michiel is a very well seasoned intelligent lawyer with a very pragmatic approach at the same time

Down to earth professionals, flexible, availability and communication in general

Very hands on lawyers, with a realistic no nonsense approach. 

Key clients

Max Bögl

Solax Power

Hugo Boss

Fontys Hogescholen


Kelly Services Netherlands

Urban Outfitters

Five Degrees



Kentucky Fried Chicken

PVH / Tommy Hilfiger /




Collins Foods Netherlands Limited

Commercial, corporate and M&a Tier 6

Vestius is praised for its handling of mid-market deals, which it combines with 'great communication' and a practical approach. Its client base includes venture capital and private equity firms, sustainable energy companies, e-businesses and transport and logistics companies. Team co-head Helger Kamerman is 'calm under pressure and a good negotiator' and fellow co-head and 'trusted adviser' Daan Van Noord provides a wealth of experience. Henk Brat's expertise includes buy-outs, mergers and acquisitions, stock and asset transactions and restructurings.


Key strengths are great communication, good personal contact and easy to communicate with, always reachable when needed, high quality of the legal products to be delivered and always on time.’

‘My experience is that the team has a practical approach, when necessary creative and not thinking in problems but in solutions. Always reacting quickly and offering more than asked for.’

‘Vestius is a boutique that offers good quality advice at very competitive rates. I do recommend them for mid market work in M&A, employment and litigation.’

‘Very practical attitude, getting the deal done, not overly focused on creating yet another red-line version. Great service and extended knowledge. To the point advice.’

‘Niche, small market M&A and employment law. The agreements they made for me were very clever and useful. My business made a profit because of it.’

‘They can balance between a hard stance where needed whilst maintaining constructive dialogue. Pragmatic and business minded.’

‘Helger Kamerman is very knowledgeable, calm under pressure and a good negotiator.’

‘Daan van Noord provides interesting perspectives on the legal and financial aspects of transactions.’

‘At Vestius, I worked mostly with Daan van Noord. I have complete trust in Daan and he has helped me with all companies that I founded. I value his personal contact, his willingness to go the extra mile for our business, his ability to think along and his thoroughness.’

‘Both Helger Kamerman and Pieter Verloop have proven themselves exceptionally qualified in managing our interests by knowing exactly what we (should) want or (should) not want in certain stages of the negotiations of the sale of our company. More than once this has opened our eyes and put us back to reality at the moments this was needed.’

‘Helger Kamerman stands out as a highly dedicated and resourceful lawyer.’

Key clients

Axivate Capital

V-Ventures / Vereniging Veronica


SGI Aviation


The Rent Company





Titan LNG




GIGA watts

Big Balloon

Department Name Email Telephone
Employment Michiel van Haelst
Employment Bart de Vroe
Managing directors and individuals Bas Derhaag
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,…
Number of lawyers : 13