Our team

These are your lawyers/sparring partners:

Els in 't Veld

Lawyer & partner

+31 6 274 670 55


Els's background is in corporate law at one of the largest accountancy and consulting firms. Back then the basis was laid for cooperation with accountants, tax consultants and other advisors as a matter of course. Els switched to advocacy and, as the co-owner of a medium-sized law firm, made a substantial contribution to the growth of its M&A and corporate practice. Els has wide-ranging experience with mergers and acquisitions, in international and national contexts, and with the structuring of companies, for example through joint ventures and (employee) participations. She also advises on succession in family businesses and in a broader corporate law sense on issues such as corporate governance and corporate (group) structure. Clients describe Els as committed, practical and skilful, without losing sight of commercial interests.

Els has a postgraduate degree in Mergers & Acquisitions and completed the Grotius specialist course in Company and Corporate Law and is a member and the chairman of the Dutch Corporate Finance Association (DCFA). Els regularly gives seminars on various issues relating to M&A.
Winner of the Brookz M&A Lawyer of the Year Award 2018

Rob van der Zande

Lawyer & partner

+31 6 542 120 55


Rob has wide-ranging experience with the sale and purchase of companies, in both good and bad times. Rob advises troubled entrepreneurs and companies with regard to directors' liability and corporate governance, as well as in relation to (shareholder, post closing and other) disputes and initiates legal proceedings on their behalf if necessary. His close involvement with his clients means they also ask him to tackle other issues, for example in the field of commercial contracts and employment law. As a result of this Rob is extremely experienced in these fields as well. Rob is regarded by his clients as driven, persistent, and solution-oriented.

Rob successfully completed the Grotius specialist course in Company and Corporate Law and is a member of the Corporate Litigation Association (VCL), the Dutch Corporate Finance Association (DCFA), and the Association of Collection Lawyers and Procurators Litis (VIA).

Daniëlle Dix

Lawyer & partner

+31 6 433 761 18


Daniëlle is specialized in mergers & acquisitions. She has broad experience with mid-market transactions, in various sectors, in national and international contexts, on the sell side and buy side. Daniëlle also provides legal assistance for family business successions, (employee) participations and the setting up (or unbundling) of joint ventures and other partnerships. She also advises shareholders, directors, supervisory directors and higher management on a wide range of corporate law issues.

Daniëlle gained her knowledge and experience as a company lawyer at a Big Four accountancy and (tax) consultancy firm and, after that, as a M&A lawyer at a leading medium-sized law firm. Clients describe Daniëlle as a skilful and driven lawyer who finds it easy to improvise, is tactful and thinks in terms of solutions.

Daniëlle has a postgraduate vocational degree in corporate law and is a member of the Dutch Corporate Finance Association (DCFA). She regularly organizes knowledge (training) sessions for other M&A advisors and for entrepreneurs.
TOP15 ranking in Female M&A Lawyers (2012-2017) - M&A Community