Name: Lukas Witsenburg
Firm Name: Penrose
Jurisdiction: Netherlands
Practice Area: M&A Law

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Professional Biography:

Lukas Witsenburg started his legal career as Dutch corporate lawyer at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek in 2003. After a few years he decided to go international and he built up a cross-border commercial practice as a lawyer at the legal firm HBN Law in Curacao.

On returning to the Netherlands, Lukas successfully completed the M&A specialisation course at the VU University Amsterdam Law Academy. In 2009, Lukas co-founded the legal firm Penrose with two other attorneys who have gained experience at top law firms such as Allen & Overy and Clifford Chance. Since then, Penrose showed a substantial growth and consist of 10 Dutch attorneys including 4 partners.

Lukas is a Dutch corporate lawyer with extensive experience in international commercial contracting, mergers & acquisitions and shareholder matters. He is deeply involved in the organisation of enterprises, corporate governance and control structures, joint ventures, share transactions and asset transfers. Lukas also specialises in customised commercial contracts, strategic alliances and complex license agreements. Thanks to the large number of clients, start-ups and transactions in the IT-sector, Lukas has amassed a great deal of specific knowledge in that field.

Based in Amsterdam, Penrose is a Dutch corporate law firm that specialises in strategic legal advice, litigation and commercial contracts. Penrose provides high-end corporate legal services with a dedicated team of professionals. Penrose has been set-up in 2010 by attorneys who have gained experience at top law firms such as Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance and De Brauw. Several of their attorneys have broad international experience, also outside the legal world.


Penrose’ areas of expertise are:

– corporate law (M&A, governance, liability, finance);

– IT-law;

– litigation (corporate and commercial);

– employment and labour law;

– privacy;

– intellectual property; and

– real estate.


Penrose’ clients include international corporates, (larger) Dutch SME’s, IT companies, and semi-public institutions.


Some of Penrose’ recent publications and articles:

Brexit and the implications for your Intellectual Property Rights

Mandatory registration of an UBO in the Netherlands

Introduction to Dutch Labour Law

What to expect when you’re expecting new Dutch labour law changes

Penrose advises Kyotherm on geothermal energy investment
Pulsecath wins EU Business News Award 2019
What is Company law in the Netherlands?

Jurisdiction Dutch Courts over foreign UBO of Dutch Holding Structure