Mr Henk Brat > Vestius > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Vestius
HERENGRACHT 584
1017 CJ AMSTERDAM
Netherlands

Work Department

Corporate law

Position

Henk Brat is a lawyer/partner at Vestius Advocaten and specialized in corporate law and more specific in mergers & acquisitions and corporate litigation. Henk is an experienced negotiator and advises on transactions and disputes within companies, always keeping an eye on the respective interests of the several stakeholders.

Career

After selling his temping agency in 1996 to travel around the world, Henk worked for the law firms such as Baker & McKenzie and Lexence. In 2004 Henk established his own law firm, 2BLegal. Henk joined Vestius Advocaten as a partner in January 2018.

Languages

Dutch and English. Moderate in French and German

Memberships

Henk is a member of the Corporate Litigation Association and Netherlands Bar.

Education

Studied Dutch Law (1994) at the University of Amsterdam and followed the postgraduate course “Mergers and Acquisitions” at Grotius Academie (2002), the postgraduate course “Finance for lawyers” at the Amsterdam Institute of Finance (2006) and several other courses on negotiations and finance, including a course on negotiations at Harvard University (2007).

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Commercial, corporate and M&a

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.