We, Annemieke Romein and Aniek Gielen are the driving forces of Splendor attorneys-at-law. As of 1 January 2017, we joined forces and established our law firm. Prior hereto, we were colleagues, often working together in complex cases each contributing our knowledge and expertise from a corporate law and insolvency law perspective. Our pleasant cooperation formed the basis for starting our own law firm in Utrecht as of 1 January 2017.
We both worked and gained experience at large law firms and each worked with financial specialists of large accountancy firms for several years. This joint background and years of working together as colleagues are the profound basis on which we started Splendor attorneys-at-law.
Ms. mr. Annemieke Romein, LL.M. (Heidelberg)
- Hands-on, practical and with an eye for legal detail.
Annemieke read law at the University of Utrecht and graduated cum laude in two courses of study in 1998. She went on to complete a postdoctoral course at the Ruprecht-Karls University in Heidelberg, Germany. Annemieke started her career as attorney-at-law at NautaDutilh in Rotterdam in maritime law where she gained amongst others litigation experience. She switched to the business law practice at NautaDutilh and has continued working within business law ever since. In 2004, Annemieke went to work at Dijkstra Voermans Advocatuur in Utrecht. In 2008, Annemieke worked as a salaried lawyer with Greif Inc. In the summer of 2009, she decided to follow her heart and return to the legal profession by joining Vlaskamp Advocaten.
After over 17 years of experience as a corporate lawyer employed at large and medium sized law firms and a short period as legal counsel, Annemieke started her own law firm Romein Legal in close cooperation with several strategic partners on 1 January 2016. As of 1 January 2017 Annemieke joined forces with Aniek Gielen by starting Splendor Advocaten.
Annemieke specializes in corporate law, in particular M&A, corporate advice and the general law of obligations (commercial contracts). She has a strong corporate awareness and understanding, thanks to her experience as senior corporate counsel at Greif, Inc. Annemieke mainly works for large and medium-sized enterprises, including international corporations (business to business) and is highly experienced in supervising, coordinating and advising on complex M&A transactions (deal value between 1 million and 65 million euro) in different sectors, such as retail, (luxury) consumer products, green energy, software/ICT, printed media, (child)care, contracting works and automotive. Besides her specific M&A work, Annemieke advises on complex participation structures and company law in general and drafts and negotiates all kinds of commercial contracts.
Annemieke is admitted to the Dutch Bar Association and litigates on national and international commercial contract disputes as well director’s liability. She is a proficient, committed, high quality, enterprising and result oriented attorney-at-law. She takes into account all interests at stake and aims at the best possible result of negotiations. In practice, Annemieke builds bridges between parties and renders tailor-made solutions and advice. Annemieke often advises international companies, including English and German speaking enterprises. Annemieke speaks English and, due to het post-doctorate in Heidelberg, German fluently and has good basic knowledge of the German legal system. She is familiar with the German culture, behaviour and requirements of German clients.
- Nijenrode Business course – Finance & Accounting for non-financial professionals
- Grotius education ‘National and International Contracts’ with honours (cum laude)
- M&A Academy (Reed Elsevier)
- Masters of Law degree (LL.M.) Ruprecht-Karl University Heidelberg, Germany
- Law at University Utrecht with honours (cum laude).
Ms. mr. Aniek Gielen
“Sharp, competent, clever and a safe haven for entrepeneurs in difficult or uncertain times.” (Quote from a financial advisor working with Aniek)
Aniek Gielen renders advise to her clients on general corporate law issues with a special focus on insolvency law and restructuring. Aniek is accessible, always willing to exchange thoughts with her clients on legal matters. Aniek is regularly appointed as trustee in bankruptcy proceedings by the Court. Aniek is thoughtful, emphatic and a team player. Highest quality means for Aniek trying to excel every day. She likes thing in possibilities and solutions, especially in conflicts. Since the start of her carrier Aniek is interested in conflict resolution and mediation. Recently, she took the mediation course of the Federation of Dutch Mediators (MfN) and regularly acts as mediator in a diversity of business conflict situations.
If you would like to know more about reorganisations or payment issues, either at your company or at one of your debtors? Please do not hesitate to contact us!
- Education at MfN for mediator
- Financials Insolad
- Grotius education ‘Insolad’
- Beroepsopleiding voor Bedrijfsjuristen with honours (cum laude)
- Masters of Law Degree at University of