W.A. (Winand) Westenbroek, Ph.D. (1978) worked at the leading law firm Loyens & Loeff in Amsterdam from 2003 to 2016. The first two years he was active in the Corporate practice group where he dealt with private equity transactions. He advised on all aspects of these transactions, including due diligence, acquisition documentation and transaction structure. After these two years he joined the practice group Litigation & Risk Management where he advised companies on many aspects of contract law, tort law and corporate law and where he acted in complex civil proceedings relating to contractual disputes, (directors) liability, seizures and corporate irregularities/fraud. He was also five years deputy clerk to the Board of Discipline in the District of Amsterdam, the independent Disciplinary Committee for attorneys in the district of Amsterdam. Winand is analytical, pragmatic and clear.
He publishes on a regular basis and on 3 November 2017 he obtained his Ph.D. degree at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. His thesis ‘The theory of directors’ liability. About creation of law, language, improper management, tort and serious blame’ gives a fresh look on Dutch directors’ liability law. His thesis is published in the Series of the Institute of Corporate Law and availaible through Wolters Kluwer. Winand is connected to Erasmus School of Law.