"Mergers and acquisitions have great impact because all interests must be taken into account."
Susan ten Haaf
Partner / Lawyer
Susan is leading the Corporate M&A department in Eindhoven. She is also Co-Founder of HVG Innovation and leading HVG Law’s team of specialized lawyers and notaries for startups and scaleups.
Prior to (re)joining HVG Law in Eindhoven in 2015, Susan gained substantial business law expertise as in-house counsel of respectively VION Food Group (General Counsel from 2007-2013) and ASML (Deputy Company Secretary/ Director Legal Corporate and Compliance from 2013-2015). She was involved in many corporate, commercial | M&A and related (re)finance transactions and the decision-making process thereof. She also gained in-depth expertise with legal risk management and compliance programs.
The combination of her experience as a lawyer and in-house counsel enables Susan to act as a true business partner and to solve the issues for her clients in a practical manner.
After having obtained her master degree in law from the University of Tilburg, Susan started her career in 1998 as a legal adviser within the Corporate Secretaries Department of Unilever N.V. in Rotterdam. She then moved to private practice with (the predecessor of) HVG Law in Eindhoven and was involved in many regional M&A transactions and also gained expertise in insolvency law and (corporate) labour law issues. In 2001, Susan worked for the Dutch Legal Desk of HVG Law in New York at Donahue & Partners on cross-border corporate transactions.
Susan was appointed Partner per 1 July 2017.