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Heleen Vrolijk

Legal Director
Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.


Heleen joined Baker McKenzie Amsterdam in 2007 as a candidate civil-law notary and is a legal director in the Corporate Structures department of Baker McKenzie Amsterdam. She is member of Baker McKenzie's Tier 1 – International Business Reorganizations Practice Group and was seconded to the corporate secretarial department of a global pharmaceutical client for six months. Before joining Baker McKenzie Amsterdam, she was a student intern at the Baker McKenzie office in San Francisco.

Practice Focus

Heleen Vrolijk specializes in (international) corporate reorganizations, corporate governance and company law advisory work for private companies.

She works on multinational projects for globally operating clients concerning corporate governance, such as corporate sustainability (CSRD), corporate legal compliance, carve-outs and (post-acquisition) legal entity integrations.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advising on the implementation of a pre-listing global carve-out project for an IT client.
  • Advising on a global PAI project for a listed pharmaceutical company.
  • Advising on a global corporate governance project for a pharmaceutical company.
  • Advising on corporate governance training for clients.
  • Advising on various corporate governance advice involving large regime companies.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Royal Dutch Notary Association (Koninkijke Notariële Beroepsorganisatie) - Member


  • Civil Law Notary~Netherlands (2011)


  • University of Leiden (Civil Notarial Law) (2007)
  • University of California, College of the Law, San Francisco (formerly University of California, Hastings College of the Law) (2007)


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German

Heleen has published alerts on Dutch and European corporate law and co-authored responses to Dutch and European corporate legislative proposals. Heleen made her contributions to an online forum regarding cash repatriations and spoke on BNR (radio) an item regarding the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive.

Some of her published pieces include the following:

  • Author, "10 things you need to know - about the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive - CSRD, Linked-In publication, 2022
  • Co-author, Consultation Response on draft bill relevant to the EU Cross-border Mobility Directive, Government consultation, 2022
  • Author, "10 things you need to know - about the new Dutch act on management and supervision of legal entities," Linked-In publication, 2021
  • Co-author, Consultation Response on draft bill on the Modernization of Public Companies, Government consultation, 2020