Viotta Law - Dirk de Waard

Dirk graduated from VU University of Amsterdam (LLB, LLM) and from Cornell Law School (LLM) where he specialized in Corporate, Finance and Securities law. Dirk started practicing practicing law with DeWaardSinke Advocaten in 2014 and was one of the founding partners at VIOTTA Advocaten in October 2018.


Dirk specializes in corporate law, advising on corporate law issues, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, investments (private equity and venture capital), commercial contracts and start-up companies. Most of his practice consists of advising in the commercial law practice and for mergers & acquisitions. Dirk advises medium and large-sized companies, as well as investors and start-ups.

Previous positions.

  • Dirk was a committee member of the Anglo-Dutch Exchange 2016; and
  • board member and President of the Board of the Young Bar Association of Amsterdam from 2016 to 2018.

Representative matters Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and PE Investments.

Dirk de Waard.

Recent cases.

Dirk de Waard.


31 / 08 2022

Tokenization: converting assets into digital tokens

Tokenization thus offers the possibility to no longer physically transfer assets or rights, but to deliver them digitally via blockchain technology. The crypto financing lawyers of VIOTTA explain the possibilities surrounding tokens as follows.

16 / 08 2022

Tokens and Dutch law

The application of blockchain technology raises various questions under Dutch law. What are tokens? Are tokens money? If tokens are not money, are these tokens considered goods?

04 / 08 2022

The Material Adverse Change-clause: what is it and what’s it for?

The MAC clause is common in acquisition contracts and its purpose is to protect the buyer from circumstances that have a significant impact on the financial position of the target company.

21 / 06 2022

Setting up a business in The Netherlands as a foreign company

The Netherlands is regarded as one of the most economically attractive European countries for foreign investors. There are several factors for this, varying from national infrastructure to the fiscal climate. Read everything about setting up a business in the Netherlands.

14 / 06 2022

The new Corporate Governance Code

In February 2022, the Monitoring Committee published a consultation document containing proposals to update the Corporate Governance Code. Read all about the changes.

05 / 04 2022

The difference between private and public limited companies

The difference between private and public limited companies.

05 / 04 2022

One-tier board or two-tier board: an explanation of both governance models

The introduction of the one-tier board in a public limited liability company or private limited company was part of the Simplification and Flexibility of Private Limited Companies.

29 / 03 2022

The investment climate in the Netherlands: tax adjustments are needed

In this article, corporate law attorney Dirk de Waard discusses the current scheme in the Netherlands and the adjustment of the tax scheme for share option rights, which tries to make Dutch startups more attractive to talented employees. In addition, a comparison is made with the regulations in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany.

10 / 01 2022

5 million blunder at PICNIC by SAR

With the preparation of the annual figures, supermarket chain Picnic once again plunged into the red: it made a loss of 45 million in the 2020 financial year.