Alex Zijlstra has been with Wijn & Stael since 2019, concentrating his practice on corporate law and M&A. He counsels director and principal stockholders, family businesses and investors in mergers and acquisitions, corporate (re)structuring and joint ventures. He also drafts and negotiates commercial contracts.​

Pragmatic and Deliberative
Alex is a pragmatic and results-driven attorney with a deliberative approach to finding the best solution for his clients. With skill and attention to detail, Alex has a natural talent for stepping back and taking stock of a situation - especially when pressure is mounting - before pursuing a strategy that delivers the best long-term outcome for his client. “I’m intrigued by the complexity and dynamics of proceedings and acquisition processes. I like to get to the bottom of things, bring order and structure to them and use my legal knowledge to help clients achieve their goals.”

Professional activities & memberships

  • Member of the Audit Committee of the Central Netherlands Young Bar Association 
  • Member of Young Professionals Front Row

Academic background

  • Master's in Dutch Law, specialization in Private Law, University of Groningen (2019) 
  • Bachelor's in Legal Studies, specialization in International and European Law, University of Groningen (2016)

Bar register of legal practice areas
Alex has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):

  • Corporate law (Merges and acquisitions)

Based on this registration, he is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.