Dr. Robrecht Timmermans, partner and candidate civil law notary, specialises in Dutch corporate law, corporate governance (measures against hostile take-overs, shareholders activism, the assisting of listed companies in the preparations for their annual reports and general meetings of shareholders), boardroom consulting, financial regulatory law, mergers and acquisitions (both domestic and cross-border), joint ventures, equity offerings (including IPO's), restructurings, management incentive schemes and Dutch notarial corporate law (such as the assisting in the incorporation of Dutch legal persons (BV's, NV's, foundations, cooperatives and associations) and partnerships (VOF's, CV's, maatschappen), the amendment of articles of association of Dutch legal persons, the transfer, repurchase, cancellation and issuance of shares in Dutch companies, statutory mergers and demergers, dissolution of Dutch legal persons, etc.).
Robrecht graduated in notarial law from Leiden University in 1999. Between 1999 and 2014 he has been working at two (international) law firms in Amsterdam and Rotterdam.
Robrecht was doctorated on 11 January 2018 at the Radboud University Nijmegen on his doctoral thesis ‘Protection of listed companies by the issue of preference shares’. His doctoral thesis contains a detailed and practical explanation of the way in which listed companies which have their registered office in the Netherlands can protect themselves by means of the issue of preference shares.
Robrecht also works as a researcher and lecturer at the Van der Heijden Instituut of Radboud University Nijmegen. He has published various articles on Dutch corporate law and corporate governance in Dutch legal journals, such as ‘Ondernemingsrecht’, ‘Weekblad voor Privaatrecht’, ‘Notariaat en Registratie’ (WPNR), ‘Tijdschrift voor de ondernemingsrechtpraktijk’ (TOP) and ‘Vennootschap & Onderneming’, as well as in a Dutch financial newspaper (Het Financieele Dagblad). Further, he is a permanent assistant at the legal journal ‘Ondernemingsrecht’ (Kluwer) and lecturer at the Grotius special education ‘corporate and business law’.
On 21 February 2019, Dutch Minister Dekker presented the draft Bill Modernization of Partnerships (the "Draft Bill") for consultation. The purpose of the bill
On 7 December 2018, the government published the draft legislation on a statutory response period
On 7 December 2018 the long-awaited draft bill was issued for consultation on the power of the board of a listed company to invoke a reflection period.