Robrecht Timmermans

Civil-law notary

Robrecht Timmermans manages Legaltree’s notarial practice. He specialises in corporate law and company law, with a particular focus on corporate governance.


Robrecht advises on matters such as:

  • antitakeover measures and shareholder activism
  • restructuring operations
  • mergers
  • joint ventures
  • incorporating companies and amending their articles of association
  • partnerships
  • foundations and associations
  • corporate secretarial work

Robrecht provides assistance to corporate clients and frequently works together with law firms in the United States and Germany. He furthermore advises various Dutch antitakeover foundations. Robrecht speaks and reads English, German and French.

Clients praise Robrecht for his commitment, his reliability, his openness and his swift follow-up. Robrecht provides high-quality work that has been tailored to your needs and offers concrete and practical solutions.

Work experience

Robrecht joined Legaltree as a partner on 1 January 2021. He has been active in corporate law practice since 1999 and has worked for NautaDutilh, Allen & Overy and Buren.

Memberships & ancillary positions
  • Assistant Professor University Leiden
  • Lecturer and researcher at the Van der Heijden Instituut (Radboud University of Nijmegen)
  • Lecturer at the Grotius Academy, specialist training Company Law and Business Law
  • Regular contributor to the Ondernemingsrecht magazine (ed. Wolters Kluwer)
  • Regular teacher with a number of law firms and notary offices
  • Author SDU Comment Corporate Law
  • Radboud University Nijmegen – doctorate in law (January 2018), dissertation: ‘Bescherming van beursvennootschappen door uitgifte van preferente aandelen’ (Protecting listed companies by issuing preference shares), providing a matter-of-fact and detailed explanation of the way in which listed companies registered in the Netherlands may protect themselves against hostile takeovers and shareholder activism by issuing preference shares.
  • Notarial Professional Training (2003)
  • Leiden University – Notarial Law and effectus civilis (access to the bar and judiciary) (1999)

Robrecht is a regular publisher in various magazines and daily papers, including Ondernemingsrecht (Wolters Kluwer), Het Financieele Dagblad (Dutch Financial Times), Weekblad voor Privaatrecht Notariaat en Registratie (WPNR).