Joyce Leemrijse


Joyce is the co-head of our corporate practice in Amsterdam.

She specialises in various aspects of (notarial) corporate law such as M&A, JVs, IPOs, cross border mergers, demergers and redomiciliations, corporate restructurings and reorganisations. She advises (inter)national listed companies on their Dutch structure, AGMs and Dutch corporate governance.

Prior to joining the firm, Joyce was the managing partner for the Amsterdam office of AKD Prinsen Van Wijmen. She has experience of working in New York, where she mainly focussed on US international clients doing business in Europe via the Netherlands.

Published Work

  • J.J.C.A. Leemrijse, Remuneration and the Dutch listed company (‘bezoldiging binnen beursvennootschappen belicht’), published in: TAC Overall, Issue 2022-4, 2022
  • J.J.C.A. Leemrijse, The EU Shareholders Rights Directive in practice: a focus on the Dutch remuneration policy and remuneration report (‘De aandeelhoudersrichtlijn in de praktijk: het bezoldigingbeleid en verslag onder de loep”), published in: TAC Overall, Issue 26-2019-2, 2019
  • J.J.C.A. Leemrijse, The first tranche of the new simplified and flexible laws on private limited liability companies (“De Eerste Tranche van het vereenvoudigd BV-recht”), published in: Tijdschrift voor Ondernemingsbestuur TvOB, April 2005, Issue 2, 2005
  • J.J.C.A. Leemrijse, The Societas Europea, a uniform legal entity (“De Europese vennootschap, een uniforme rechtsvorm?”), published in Accountant Adviseur, monthly magazine for accountants of the NOvAA, May 2004, Issue 5, 2004

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Chair of the supervisory body of and member of the Royal Professional Organisation of Civil Law Notaries ('Koninklijke Notariële Beroepsorganisatie’)
  • Lecturer of corporate law for post-graduate education
  • Co-head of our corporate practice in Amsterdam
  • Member of the Netherlands Commercial Law Association



Registered foreign lawyer, England and Wales, 2009

Notaris, Netherlands, 2006


Notarial Law, Rijksuniversiteit Leiden, 1995

Tax Law, Rijksuniversiteit Leiden, 1995


Dutch, English
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