Bas Mees joins Rutgers & Posch

3 October 2022

Bas Mees (41) is a partner at Rutgers & Posch law firm as of October 1. Mees joins as a partner from Vriman M&A Lawyers and specializes in mid-market M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions. His colleague at Vriman Joost Kuipers will also start at Rutgers & Posch as a senior associate. The knowledge and experience they bring significantly strengthens the private equity arm within Rutgers & Posch’s M&A practice.

Inge de Laat, Managing Partner of Rutgers & Posch: “Rutgers & Posch continues to strengthen its position in the market. The arrival of Bas and Joost fits within our firm’s ambition to increase our clout in mid-market M&A and private equity transactions and thereby strengthen our corporate practice. We are therefore very pleased with the arrival of these two new colleagues. Both will make a welcome contribution to our firm with their specialization.”

Bas Mees brings more than sixteen years of experience in the international M&A practice. Bas was an attorney at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for over 10 years starting in 2006, and then co-founder and partner at Vriman M&A Lawyers. Mees: “It gives a lot of energy to take on a new challenge and further expand the M&A practice within a high quality firm like Rutgers & Posch with an enthusiastic and ambitious team.”

Joost Kuipers (36) is a corporate M&A lawyer who brings extensive knowledge of private equity. Kuipers continues his partnership with Mees and joins Rutgers & Posch as a senior associate. He previously worked as an attorney at Vriman and Stonewate, among others.