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Heleen Vrolijk

Legal Director
Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.


Heleen Vrolijk is a legal director and candidate civil-law notary in the corporate group working for Baker McKenzie since 2007. She concentrates on corporate governance, ESG and cross-border corporate restructurings. In the latter area she has vast experience advising multinationals on carve-outs, pre-transaction restructurings, post-acquisition integrations, legal entity rationalizations and the establishment of investment structures.

Practice Focus

Heleen mostly works for international companies to implement complex cross-border reorganizations efficiently while ensuring compliance with local and international legal requirements. She is part of the reorganizations team in Amsterdam that focuses on international reorganizations and business transformation projects. Heleen's practice also involves corporate governance at a subsidiary level.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advising clients on corporate governance, including Dutch large regime companies, e.g. in the context of large international corporate restructurings, reorganizations and redundancies and providing support to in-house legal teams on corporate legal issues.
  • Advising clients on cross-border restructurings.
  • Advising clients on the simplification of their international group structures.
  • Advising clients in relation to newly acquired businesses being integrated in their legal structure.
  • Advising clients on the implementation of carve-outs of business divisions.
  • Advising clients on ESG reporting.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Royal Dutch Association of Civil-law Notaries (KNB) - Member


  • Civil Law Notary~Netherlands (2011)


  • University of Leiden (Civil Notarial Law) (2007)
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law (now University of California, College of the Law) (2007)


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German

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

Author, "Dutch bill on cross-border conversions," Corporate Structures Newsletter, 2014

Author, "VALE : Update on corporate cross-border mobility in the EU," Corporate Structures Newsletter, 2013