Joost Polman

Joost Polman

Legal Director
Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.


Joost Polman is legal director in the Private Equity and M&A Practice Groups in Amsterdam.  In 2017, he spent a secondment in London where he worked in the Private Equity Funds Practice Group.

Practice Focus

Joost focuses on corporate law, with particular emphasis on strategic and private equity-driven private mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructurings. He is regularly involved in due diligence investigations, contract drafting and transaction negotiations.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Kantar on the acquisition of MeMo² 
  • Advised APG Asset Management on the acquisition of 50% in a newly formed joint venture with Royal KPN N.V. on the rollout of fiber in the Netherlands
  • Advised Wega Invest B.V. with its (indirect) sale of Royal Herkel B.V. to Royal Sanders B.V.
  • Advised KeBeK Private Equity on the sale of Yource to Parcom and simultaneously advised Yource on the acquisition of Cendris
  • Advised Waard Leven on the acquisition of a Dutch portfolio of term life and savings policies from Argenta
  • Advised Wagram Equity Partners on the acquisition of the Creamy Creation Business from FrieslandCampina
  • Advised Waard Leven on the acquisition of a life insurance portfolio from Monuta
  • Advised Upmato on the sale of Hembrug Machine Tools to Spanish cooperative Danobat
  • Advised Egeria on the sale of 100% of the issued shares of Hitec Holding B.V. to Japanese manufacturing conglomerate Air Water Inc.
  • Advised Egeria on the acquisition of a majority stake in MAAS Aviation Group


  • Amsterdam~Netherlands (2014)


  • Dutch
  • English

Previous Offices

  • London