Jaap Winter (47) is Professor of Corporate Governance at the Duisenberg school of finance in Amsterdam. He was the first Dean of the Duisenberg school of finance, setting up the school in 2008-2009. He is also Professor of International Company Law at the University of Amsterdam. He was visiting professor at Columbia Law School in New York in 2003. He is partner at the law firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek in Amsterdam. His practice areas include corporate governance, M&A and corporate litigation.
Jaap Winter was a member of the Dutch Corporate Governance Committee chaired by Morris Tabaksblat that has drafted the Dutch Corporate Governance Code of December 2003.
In 2004 Jaap Winter received the International Corporate Governance Network Award from the International Corporate Governance Network.
Jaap Winter has published widely on issues of company law and corporate governance and has given numerous academic and policy presentations in Europe and the US.
Jaap Winter was a member of the Supervisory Board of the Dutch securities regulator AFM from 2005 until 2009 and is a member of the Market Participants Consultation Panel of CESR.