About Joost Kolkman

Joost Kolkman specializes in mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and partnerships. He represents Dutch and international companies, funds, investors, and management teams.

Joost frequently lectures on corporate and commercial law and partnerships at the Centrum voor Postacademisch Onderwijs, at Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, among others.

Joost has been with Lexence since 2014. He studied law at Universiteit van Amsterdam and was admitted to the Dutch Bar in 2002.

Legal 500 (2018)
''Lexence’s ‘very knowledgeable’ team provides ‘closely tailored advice’, and is led by Joost Houtman and Joost Kolkman.''
  • Legal 500 (2019): "The team is 'able to think about pragmatic solutions which is often missing from other firms'."

  • Chambers (2019): "Clients describe the team's approach as 'smart, thorough and commercially minded'. Another source praises the 'dedicated and knowledgeable team', noting that the lawyers are 'good on both strategy and detail'."

  • Legal 500 (2018): "Lexence’s ‘very knowledgeable’ team provides ‘closely tailored advice’, and is led by Joost Houtman and Joost Kolkman."

  • Chambers (2018): "According to clients, the team is 'very impressive, pragmatic and very good in negotiations', and 'they are also very responsive'."

  • Legal 500 (2017): "Lexence’s ‘trustworthy’ department provides a ‘seamless service’ for its clients."

  • Chambers (2017): "They talk to entrepreneurs well, they are creative and focused on solutions, they are extremely trustworthy, reliable and attuned to our needs."