Bas Vletter, attorney at law, is a member and former chairman of the corporate law practice group. He specialises in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets (public offers and IPOs), international and national joint ventures and private equity. He has acted as legal adviser in several high-profile private and public transactions, including the first successful public hostile bid in the Netherlands. Bas is the trusted adviser of a number of Dutch listed companies and their Boards. He headed the London office from 2001 through August 2006 and the New York office from 2012 until 2015.