Area of expertise

  • Trust and corporate services
  • Corporate governance
  • Compliance and due diligence
  • M&A activities
  • General management
  • Company incorporation
  • Real estate investment structures
  • Drafting of legal documents
  • Fluent in Dutch and English 


Diederik is a Client Director with over 13 years’ experience in corporate services and is part of the management team of the Netherlands office. He joined Hawksford through the group’s acquisition of ACT Management Services B.V., a niche corporate management and financial services business in Amsterdam.

Diederik’s previous experience included working as a lawyer for 13 years and working for six years at a well-established corporate service provider where he assisted listed and non-listed companies with international corporate structures. Diederik has extensive experience as director of client entities.

Qualifications and memberships

  • Graduated at Leiden University
  • Post-master notarial law
  • Worked as deputy civil law notary for 13 years
  • Qualified lawyer

Notable achievements

  • Sits on the board of a number of Dutch companies
  • Is director of a company that owns the tallest office building in the Netherlands
  • Is engaged with business development in the Netherlands office
  • Was an active hockey player and coach of his son’s teams
  • Is an enthusiastic traveller

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