Curriculum Vitae


Personal details

Christian van Megchelen
Telephone Number:
+31 6 100 37 4 87
Place and Date of Birth:
The Hague, 1977
Marital Status:
Married; two children

Professional Experience

January 2016 – till date
Independent attorney (advocaat)
Specialist corporate counsel, primarily acting as “lawyers’ lawyer” for Dutch and international law firms (litigation (mainly corporate and M&A related litigation), corporate advice).
July 2012 – December 2015
Attorney (advocaat) at Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn N.V. Senior Counsel Corporate, Head of Corporate Transactions
Advisory work, litigation and transactions for a broad range of clients, both in the public sector (mainly the Dutch State) and (international) companies.
15 May 2003 – July 2012
Attorney (advocaat) at Stibbe N.V.
Counsel Corporate M&A, Corporate TMT/IP Amsterdam, New York (2009), London (2008)
Main focus on corporate transactions, but also corporate litigation.


Corporate Law Post-Graduate Specialisation Course, Grotius Academy
MBA Highlights Programme INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France
2003 – 2006
Professional qualification training, Netherlands Bar Association, Amsterdam
1995 – 2003
Civil law and Business law (master’s degrees) University of Leiden, Leiden
1989 – 1995
Secondary education (‘Gymnasium’), Vrijzinnig Christelijk Lyceum, The Hague

Other functions

2021 – till date
Board member (non-executive) of Schoolvereniging Wolters (primary school)
2021 – till date
Board member (non-executive) of Stichting Passend Primair Onderwijs Haaglanden
2007 – 2017
Member of the Security and Justice Advisory Board to the Dutch Liberal Party (VVD)
2006 – 2010
Editorial Secretary, legal monthly magazine Vennootschap & Onderneming
2001 – 2003
Political Assistant to Mrs. A. Broekers-Knol, member of the Dutch Senate
2001 – 2002
Chairman Debating Society Leiden
2000 – 2001
Chairman Student Fraction SGL, Law Faculty Council
1998 – 1999
CEO Student Employment Agency STUFLEX

Post-graduate teaching

2016 – till date
The new Management and Supervision Act (Actualiteitencursus Nieuwe Wetgeving Bestuur en Toezicht Verenigingen, Stichtingen, Coöperaties), Lex Lumen (). Co-lecturer: Arnaud Wilod Versprille
2016 – 2018
Conflicts within corporations (Verdiepingscursus Conflicten in de Vennootschap), Lex Lumen (). Co-lecturer: Rogier Wolf
2014 – 2015
Acquisitions and acquisition disputes (Verdiepingscursus Overnames en Overnamegeschillen), Lex Lumen (). Co-lecturer: Arnaud Wilod Versprille
2013 – 2016
The Shareholders Agreement and Articles of Association after the Introduction of the Flex BV (Verdiepingscursus De nieuwe aandeelhoudersovereenkomst en statuten na invoering van de Flex BV), Lex Lumen (). Co-lecturer: Arnaud Wilod Versprille
2013 – 2015
Directors’ liability (Bestuurdersaansprakelijkheid), OSR (). Co-lecturers: Folkert Bolkestein and Jurjen Lemstra
Recent Developments in Corporate Law (Actualiteiten Ondernemingsrecht), NVRA ()
Professional qualification training Mergers and Acquisitions (VSO M&A), OSR (). Co-lecturer: Björn van der Klip


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