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Bas Vletter focuses his practice on 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 advisor to a number of Dutch listed companies and their boards.


  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity
  • Equity capital markets
  • Distressed transactions
  • Corporate governance



  • Represented Black Dragon Capital in connection with its acquisition of Grass Valley, a leading technology supplier of advanced broadcast and media solutions, with operations in over 20 different jurisdictions worldwide.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Legal 500 EMEA Guide, 2022-2024
    • Capital Markets: Equity, 2022-2024
    • Commercial, Corporate and M&A, 2022-2024
    • Private Equity, 2023
  • Listed, Chambers Global, 2018, 2020-2024
  • Listed, Chambers Europe, 2020, 2022-2024
  • Listed, Acritas Stars™ Independently Rated Lawyers, “Star Lawyers,” 2020-2021
  • Listed, IFLR1000, "Highly Regarded," M&A, 2020-2023
  • “Bas Vletter advises international private equity houses on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate law. He also represents management and supervisory boards of listed companies in governance-related matters.” (Chambers Global, 2018)
  • Member, International Bar Association, 1995-Present
  • Member, Commercial Law Association, 1995- Present
  • Member, Association for Securities Law, 1995-Present


  • LL.B., Leiden University
  • The Netherlands
  • Dutch, Native
  • English, Fluent
  • German, Fluent