BUREN strengthens Commercial Contracting & Litigation practice with the addition of Klaas van der Graaf

Amsterdam, January 17, 2024 – BUREN reinforces its prominent position in Dispute Resolution and Commercial Contracting with the arrival of Klaas van der Graaf. Klaas joins from Tesla, bringing extensive expertise in corporate and commercial litigation, as well as commercial contracting, to the firm.

Specialising in advising and litigating on contractual, product, and professional liability, as well as (international) contracting, Klaas also has considerable experience in providing counsel and handling disputes related to mergers, governance, and enforcement proceedings.

Klaas commenced his career at two renowned Dutch law firms. Before joining BUREN, he served as an in-house counsel at Tesla, overseeing legal matters in the Benelux and dealing with legal proceedings, compliance, and (international) contracting.

Cees-Frans Greeven, managing partner at BUREN, stated, "We are delighted to welcome Klaas van der Graaf to our firm. With his extensive expertise in national and international affairs, we are confident in delivering even higher quality and service to our clients."

Klaas van der Graaf commented, "My decision to join BUREN provides me with the opportunity to further expand my litigation and contracting practice. The firm is known for its practical, multidisciplinary approach and has a unique international network. I look forward to contributing to this."

The addition of Klaas van der Graaf marks a further strengthening of BUREN's expertise in Dispute Resolution and Commercial Contracting, solidifying the firm's position as a preferred destination for complex legal matters.

BUREN is a firm of over 75 lawyers, notaries, and tax advisors collaborating closely in multidisciplinary teams. The firm has offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, The Hague, Luxembourg, and Shanghai, with a primary focus on Corporate/M&A, tax law, real estate, insolvency & restructuring, and labour law.

BUREN has various international practice groups and desks (China, Japan, Germany, Latin America, and Hong Kong) serving its (inter)national clients, including multinational corporations, medium-sized (publicly listed) companies, institutions, and investment funds (

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