Jaap Winter


Jaap Winter is one of Europe’s leading corporate governance experts. He was Chairman of the High Level Group of Company Experts who advised the EU Commission on the regulation of corporate governance in the EU and was a member of the first Dutch corporate governance committee. As partner of De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek he advised many Dutch corporate clients on corporate governance and M&A transactions. Together with Erik van de Loo he has developed both a consultancy practice on board performance and board dynamics and published academic papers on board performance. Jaap Winter is professor of International Company Law at the University of Amsterdam and Visiting Professor of Corporate Governance at Insead. From December 2013 until December 2017 he is President of the Executive Board of the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam.