W.A. (Winand) Westenbroek, Ph.D. (1978) was admitted to the bar in 2003. He started his career at law firm Loyens & Loeff in Amsterdam where he formed part of the Corporate practice group and advised in private equity transactions. He advised on all aspects of these transactions, including due diligence, acquisition documentation and transaction structure. From 2005 to 2016 Winand joined the practice group Litigation & Risk Management where he advised companies on many aspects of contract law, tort law and corporate law. 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 Amsterdam, the independent Disciplinary Committee for attorneys. In 2016 Winand started WestLegal after which in 2017 he obtained his Ph.D. degree at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. His thesis ‘The theory of directors’ liability’ gives a fresh look on Dutch directors’ liability law. The thesis is published in the Series of the Institute of Corporate Law and available through Wolters Kluwer. Winand is connected to Erasmus School of Law, he is a member of the Corporate Litigation Association and a member of the editorial board of the Online Institute of Permanent Education PO-online. Winand also publishes on a regular basis in professional journals and books. In his advising he is analytical, pragmatic and clear.