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Maarten van Buuren

Partner – Legal


Corporate Law

Languages:Dutch, English and Italian

“If you don’t get some shelter, you’re gonna fade away”
(adjusted from: ‘Gimme Shelter’, The Rolling Stones, 1969)

“WLP-Law stands for ‘Westinghouse Legal Partners’: your legal partner. We solve your problems and tackle your challenges. We stand by you and you can count on us. Whether it’s an M&A transaction, a legal dispute, or a complex commercial contract, together with you, we will arrange and resolve it.”

Maarten has been a (trial) lawyer since 1995, an experienced corporate litigation lawyer, a creative thinker, and legal advisor. He joined WLP-Law in 2013 and provides advice and represents clients in litigation, with a broad expertise in commercial contracts and corporate law. Maarten has been appointed as a non-executive director (supervisory board member) at Portwise (Rijswijk/The Hague).

Specializations Dutch Bar:
Maarten has registered the following principal legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas:

  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Directors liability

Based on this registration, Maarten is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area, such in accordance with the standards set by the Dutch Bar.


  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Commercial Litigation (corporate and commercial)
  • Directors’ liability
  • Collaboration and Joint Ventures


  • Leiden University, Netherlands, 1993, LL.M. in Corporate Law;
  • Post-doc: ‘Mergers & Acquisitions’, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands (2002)
  • Admitted to the Dutch Bar, 1998 (Amsterdam)
  • Admitted to the Dutch Caribbean Bar (St. Maarten), 1995 


Dutch Bar Association
International Bar Association (IBA)
Association Corporate Litigation
Association of Business Law


  • Dutch (native speaker)
  • English (proficient)
  • Italian (social)


Since 2013 Maarten has been appointed Lecturer Corporate Law at Leiden University (Institute for Private Law, Corporate Law Department) for one day a week. He regularly teaches and gives guest lectures at post docs and seminars. He has various publications to his name, such as ‘Bedrijfsovername’ (October 2023) regarding Mergers and Acquisitions. In his spare time, he enjoys the water: windsurfing, sailing, the beach. Maarten even lives on the water in a genuine houseboat. He drives his electric Vespa to work.

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